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Staff Recognition Day

Tip of the Hat

Have you received exceptional service or experienced a friendly interaction with a UW staff member or student worker that brightened your day? Give them a Tip of the Hat! Click here to tell us about your experience. Your comments will be posted here, and the staff member will be entered into a weekly drawing for fun prizes.

Recent Hat Tips

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"My hat tip goes to Britney Bartz and Zac Cook because they always anticipate needs and keep busy when it is slow."

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"My hat tip goes to the Zarifa Dushdurova, whose dedication to the university is amazing and very appreciated by all who have ever had to find their way around campus. I appreciate all that she does to facilitate the tracking of the institution's real estate assets."

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"My hat tip goes to Megan Barber in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Megan has been extraordinary leading college staff through a time of great change. Always professional and always a positive attitude. Thanks Megan!"

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"My hat tip goes to Taylor Olson, Tech Buyer at the University Store, for always being so determined to do a great job, not only for the store but for his customers as well! He holds himself to high standards and we, at the store, appreciate that! Keep doing great work!"

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"My tip of the hat goes to Jenn DeTavernier. She always has a happy smile, a good story, and wonderful outlook on life that makes the College of Business a better place to work. Thank you Jen"

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"My hat tip goes to Sandra Brown in Fleet Services who goes above and beyond to make sure we have the vehicles we need when we need them for field class. She jumped though some major hoops to juggle vehicles to accommodate last minute needs for a field trip and we are very grateful! Moreover, she did this with a smile on her face and didn't complain that we made a mistake with the initial reservation. She just made the problem go away. Thanks much Sandra!"

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"My hat tip goes to Toni Boughton at the Library Annex. Toni's a fantastic coworker and is the first person to jump in when others are short-handed. She's helped me so much this semester by picking up duties when someone in our office is out sick or on vacation. All while still doing her own work. She's also the first person I call when I need advice. I always know I can count on her to help me through a bad day!"

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"My hat tip goes to Tiffany Le Gal and Ellie Jessup who consistently provide up to date information, problem solve any issues, and give a lot of help to all of us every day. Also, they welcome and assist people who are interested in applying to our program and our current students with their questions. They keep us up and running!"

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"My hat tip goes to Leslie Montoya who comes to work every day with a smile. She comes to work ready to take on whatever wyocloud challenges come her way! She is a delight to work with."

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"My hat tip goes to Johnny Johnston who is a great custodian. He does a great job and is appreciated."

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"My hat tip goes to Brandi Hecker who demonstrates great teamwork by working with her fellow colleagues working through wyocloud problems. I appreciate all of her efforts!"

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"My hat tip goes to Ashlie Reese. She has taken on all kinds of new responsibilities and tasks over the past year and has done an outstanding job balancing all of her duties. She is always cheerful and willing to assist in making our office and others around campus run more smooth. She is a great leader and a wonderful asset to this university!"

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"My hat tip goes to Sam Besler for patiently and cheerfully walking me through a difficult EvaluationKit issue."

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"My hat tip goes to Emily Fuchs who is so patient in explaining the data entry & accounting aspects of our program. She makes it possible for us to focus on our job of serving students. Plus she has a great smile!"

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"My hat tip goes to Ray Gable who did a wonderful job fixing my computer in a timely and efficient manner. I know that it is his job, but thank you for doing it so well."

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"My hat tip goes to Pamela MacMillan because she works tirelessly for our program in coordinating schedules and juggling activities for all of our faculty, family medicine doctors and staff, putting in many, many extra hours to get the job done. We couldn't function as smoothly as we do without her help."

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"My hat tip goes to Karan Manhas who was able to work on a lab problem that was several months old and he was able to determine the problem today and fix it today! Thank you so much, Karan!"

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"My hat tip goes to Mandy Endsley. I manage to always forget something when I submit payments, and Mandy is always kind and patient. She explains what is needed and sends me walkthroughs when necessary. Just want to give her a shout out for always being so helpful."



Thanks to our Tip of the Hat sponsors!

Cross Country Connection      

Poppy's Flowers

Big Hollow Food Co-op

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery        

Big Dipper Ice Cream

QDOBA Mexican Eats

Coal Creek Coffee

Night Heron Books & Coffeehouse      

Studio City Movie Theaters


Prairie Monarch Bison Ranch 

The Chocolate Cellar


Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe

The Grounds Internet & Coffee Lounge

Rendezvous Cafe/Rolling Mill    

UW Store    



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