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Tonya Gerharter is UW Employee of the Quarter

April 4, 2011
Tonya Gerharter is the Outstanding Staff Employee of the Quarter.

Tonya Gerharter, an adviser and career counselor with the Center for Advising & Career Services since 2008, is the University of Wyoming's Outstanding Staff Employee of the First Quarter.

She manages a caseload of about 150 students, coordinates special group and class presentations and teaches two classes. Gerharter is chair of the Staff Senate's Recognition Committee and serves on the Frontline Connections Planning Committee.

"This candidate is highly conscientious and always produces quality work. She always ensures that the students have the information they need to make important decisions," wrote one nominator. Another added, "The quality of work that this individual provides is always top notch.  She puts 110 percent of her efforts into everything that she does, has a positive, willing attitude and is a great team-player."

"What I like most about working at UW is helping support students throughout their academic journeys, whether helping them find a major or pick out classes to take," Gerharter says. "It's very fulfilling to see students get excited about learning. I also love being part of the Division of Student Affairs - it's inspiring to work with such an energetic, student-focused, positive group of colleagues."

The Outstanding Staff Employee of the Quarter award recognizes UW staff members for their efforts toward excellence in the workplace.

Nominees can be any UW staff employee and must receive three nomination forms from three separate individuals. Nominations must be submitted to the Staff Senate office. The forms are on the web at

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