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April 25, 2013 — Paula Weems, office assistant, senior with the UW Admissions Office, today (Thursday) was named the University of Wyoming's outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day at UW.
She was named from among four individuals who had been selected for UW’s Outstanding Employee of the Quarter Award that recognizes excellence in the workplace.
Dozens of employees were honored for their years of service and contributions to UW. Sponsored by the UW Staff Senate, with support from the UW Office of the President, Staff Recognition Day encourages and acknowledges the work of all UW staff members.
The President's Foundation Awards for outstanding campus service were presented to Gary “Rooster” Browning, carpenter, Physical Plant; and Andrew Hays, Associated Students Technical Services (ASTEC) coordinator.
Abbie Connally, Art Museum accountant, and Carol Pribyl, Department of Zoology and Physiology office manager, each received the E.G. Meyer Family Outstanding Staff Service Award.
The Jody K. Humphrey Inspirational Staff Award recipient was Christina Lepper, School of Nursing office associate.
Jim Logue, Information Technology computer support specialist, senior, received the Pete Simpson Golden Gloves Award.
UW Staff Incentive awards were presented to Gisele Knopf, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities assistant project coordinator; Sue Benson, Department of Communication and Journalism office associate senior; and Crystal McFadden, School of Nursing office associate.
The Skilled Crafts award was presented to Brad Gill, Physical Plant carpenter.
Winner of the Skilled Services/Maintenance Award was Bonifacio Zuniga, facilities/grounds attendant, senior.
Unsung Hero full-time awards were presented to Sally Quade, Central Scheduling coordinator; and Jessica Willford, LeaRN project coordinator.
Unsung Hero part-time awards went to Rosanne Latimer, Libraries office associate; and Jessica Parker, Department of Chemistry office assistant, senior.
UW Off-Campus Staff Awards were presented to Ginny Becker, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center office assistant senior; and Kelly Greenwald, Agricultural Experiment Station staff assistant.
Paula Weems, office assistant, senior with the UW Admissions Office, was named the University of Wyoming's outstanding employee of the year during the annual Staff Recognition Day Thursday. (UW Photo)