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Vicki Knutson named November Classified Employee

January 30, 2012

Vicki Knutson has been named Classified Employee of the Month for November at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Vicki Knutson has been named Classified Employee of the Month for November at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Knutson, who lives in Dallas, is an academic custodian at the Louis Smith Tainter House.

The individuals nominating Vicki stated: “She is often the first person visitors meet because of her work to keep this beautiful historic landmark neat and clean. It is obvious she takes great pride in this building and in its use to welcome visitors to the university. Vicki goes well beyond her job description to prepare the Louis Smith Tainter House for events and for individual visitors, whether it means moving furniture to allow room, or for needed presentations.”

And, “Vicki’s attitude toward ‘customers’ is exceptional – she goes way out of her way to welcome them, guide them to the right office or person, make sure they have a good experience in this historic building. She’s liked and well-respected by her peers here in the building, and we count her as one of our important team members for staff meetings, planning sessions for events, etc.”

Also, “We believe she puts Stout’s best face forward day after day.”

Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen presents each Classified Employee of the Month with a certificate of recognition, a UW-Stout coffee mug and a check for $50.

Nominations can be made by supervisors, fellow employees or students.

The award was established by the chancellor to recognize classified employees at UW-Stout.

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