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Powell Associate Receives UW Extension’s Secretary of Year Award


October 3, 2011 — Julie Miner of the Park County Powell office of the University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service (CES) has received the 2011 Frances Freese Secretary of the Year Award.

Miner was presented the award by last year's recipient, Jennifer Barker of Converse County, during the recent Extension Secretary Conference -- A Professional Event (ESCAPE) in Sheridan.

"I feel very honored and humbled to win this award," Miner says. "I feel so lucky to be part of the UW CES family and truly love serving the people of Park County."

Miner began her duties with UW extension in March 2005.

"I have seen her deal with concerned and frustrated clientele with great finesse, helping people understand policies or accept decisions in a caring and helpful manner," wrote one nominator.

Another wrote, "Each time a new 4-H educator joins our staff, she has taken on a great deal of responsibility to share information, bring the new educator up to speed, make introductions and assure the new educator is prepared for a successful start."

The Frances Freese Secretary of the Year Award recognizes UW CES secretaries for outstanding contributions and accomplishments and is awarded each year during ESCAPE. Freese worked at the Wind River Indian Reservation extension office then moved to the Fremont County office, where she worked for 25 years.

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