Schram dedicated the award to all university employees who have not been recognized but are working hard during a difficult time with the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are people who are doing things above and beyond their duties and no one else is aware of it,” he said. “I know one staff member who has filled out 100 virtual hug cards for students who were in COVID-19 isolation, information technology support staff working diligently as we have moved to online learning and professors who are going above and beyond teaching with online learning.”
Each winner receives a certificate of recognition, a UW-Stout travel mug and a UW-Stout blanket.
Students, faculty and staff may nominate university staff members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and the university community at the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award nomination form.
The award, in its 15th year, was established by the Chancellor’s Office and is co-sponsored by the University Staff Senate.