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Use the Thank a Blugold form to recognize a University Staff member who exemplifies these values through their actions at work.

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UW-Eau Claire values:
Stewardship and Sustainability.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement.

Monthly Drawing

As part of the recognition of University Staff via the Thank a Blugold website, the Employee Appreciation Committee draws the name of one University Staff member each month. This person receives special recognition, including a prize package donated by local businesses and organizations. To be eligible, one must be a University Staff member recognized through the Thank a Blugold website.

University Staff members will be eligible for the prize drawing for 6 months from the date of their recognition. Prize winners will not be eligible to win again for one year from the month their name was drawn.

Recent Prize Winners

March 2024 Prize Winner Annie Schuster

Congratulations to Annie Schuster, Custodian, who received the University Staff Council Employee Appreciation Committee’s "Thank a Blugold!" prize for March 2024. Annie received Thank a Blugold recognition from Julia Perkins, Department Assistant, Communication and Journalism. (All monthly prize winners are chosen by random drawing).

Congratulations to Jennifer Zwicky, Academic Department Associate, Associate Lecturer, and Internship Coordinator, Music and Theatre Arts, who received the University Staff Council Employee Appreciation Committee’s "Thank a Blugold!" prize for February 2024. Jen was nominated by Dr. Nicholas Phillips, Chair, Department of Music & Theatre Arts, Professor of Music-Piano.

Ellie Buchan

Congratulations to Ellie Buchan, Administrative Assistant, Administrative Support & Knowledge Center (ASK), who received the University Staff Council's Employee Appreciation "Thank a Blugold!" prize for the month of January. Ellie was nominated by Sheryl Gonzales, Department Assistant to Latin American Studies, American Indian Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Race, Ethicity, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Sociology. 

Complete list of recent winners
Year Month Name Department/Office
  March Annie Schuster Custodian
  February Jennifer Zwicky Academic Department Associate, Associate Lecturer, and Internship Coordinator, Music and Theatre Arts
2024 January Ellie Buchan Administrative Assistant, Administrative Support & Knowledge Center (ASK)
December Amanda Wolfgram Financial Specialist, University Centers and Program Assistant, University Printing Services
November Allison Fine Department Assistant, Biology
October Corry Mahnke Chancellor's Office
September Edward Lancour University Police Sergeant
August Dan Hillis McIntrye Library Systems and Makerspace Coordinator
July Margie Thornton Financial Specialist / Accounts Payable
June Erin Kriener McIntrye Library
May  Eva Peterson Finance and Operations Specialist and Permanent Art Collection Manager for McIntyre Library
March Linda Brunner Department Assistant in the Education for Equity and Justice Department
February Regina Dodge Information Specialist / IS Business Auto Analyst in the Foundation Office
2023 January Jennifer McGeorge University Staff Executive in Enrollment Management
2022 December Megan Clark College of Arts and Sciences
November Vicki Wenger Housing and Residence Life
October Audrey Richardson Blugold Central
September  Christine Henricks Events Services
August Vickie Schafer Languages
July Angela Katterhagen IT Help Desk, Barron County
June Joanne Huse Human Resources
May Denise Stewart College of Arts and Sciences
April Patricia McGregor College of Nursing and Health Sciences
2020 Feb. Nicole Owen Mathematics
Jan. Tamara Mumm Blugold Central

More Information

The Employee Appreciation Committee is responsible for soliciting nominations and coordinating the various recognitions and incentives of the Employee Appreciation Program.

Email LIST.USC.APPRECIATION if you'd like to contact the Employee Appreciation committee.

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