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January 26, 2001

Montgomery and Brantner Receive Recognition Award

UW-River Falls employees Kay Montgomery and Jim Brantner received The Chancellorıs Recognition Award for 2000, in acknowledgement of outstanding performance that exceeds the requirements of their positions. The awards were presented by Chancellor Ann Lydecker on Dec. 15 , at a holiday party especially for campus employees, held at PRıs Place in River Falls.

Montgomery has worked as a cataloger in the Chalmer Davee Library for the past 11 years, and has served as chair of the Library Exhibits and Presentations Committee for 10 years. With Montgomeryıs guidance, the committee has given special attention to exhibits that express the diversity of the campus and community.

In addition, Montgomery is past president and current treasurer of the local chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Said one of her nominators, "Kay has worked diligently to bring quality exhibitions to the library and to broaden the cultural experience of the students."

Brantner has worked at the University for 10 years, most recently as groundskeeper for Facilities Management. Though he performs many duties, he can most often be found on a riding mower during the growing season, or removing snow from the sidewalks during the winter. His expertise and pride in his work are evident in everything he does.

His nominators say of him, "Mr. Brantner always has a positive attitude and is just one of those people who is great to have around," and, "He is not just a good UW-RF employee, he is a great one!"

"I was impressed by all the nominees this year," said Lydecker, "but Jim and Kay stood out from the others. It was my pleasure to honor them with this award."

The Chancellorıs Recognition Award is given each year to one or more employees of UW-RF, in recognition of their outstanding job performance. For more information on the award, call the Chancellorıs Office at 715/425-3202.

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