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UW Extension Recognizes Johnson County Administrative Assistant for Excellence

October 2, 2017
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UW Extension Associate Director Mary Kay Wardlaw, right, presents Donna Nelson with the 2017 UW Extension Administrative Professional of the Year Award. (Tracy Navarro Photo)

A 13-year member of the Johnson County office of University of Wyoming Extension in Buffalo has received the organization’s highest honor for administrative assistants.

Donna Nelson received the 2017 UW Extension Administrative Professional of the Year Award Thursday, Sept. 21, during the group’s training conference in Cheyenne.

Nelson is credited with efficiently and professionally operating the extension office and keeping 4-H’ers, their parents and volunteers up to date with the program’s operations and schedules.

“I am honored to receive recognition for doing a job I love,” says Nelson, who grew up on a Johnson County ranch. “Extension is my family.”

Nelson also works shifts for the local ambulance service on her days off.

Attendees at the Cheyenne training filled more than 160 bags for the homeless with items such as socks, toothbrushes and toothpaste, water bottles and nonperishable food items. Some of the bags were taken back to attendee home counties for the homeless, and the other bags will be donated to a homeless ministry in Cheyenne, according to a member of the administrative assistants.

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