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Baker recognized with UW-Stout’s October University Staff Employee Appreciation award

Custodial staff member honored for ‘going above and beyond,’ proactive approach to her work

Nicole Baker, left, receives the October University Staff Employee Appreciation award from Chancellor Katherine Frank. / UW-Stout

By Jerry Poling, UW Stout

Nicole Baker has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation award for October at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Baker, of Elmwood, is a custodian lead in the Academic Custodial department. She has worked at UW-Stout for 3½ years. As a lead, Baker works in buildings throughout campus and helps set up for special events.

The individual nominating Baker stated, "Nicole goes above and beyond the daily tasks to really take care of her buildings and her people. She is thorough and proactive in her service to our building, which is one of the more challenging facilities to take care of.

“In addition to being a cleaning professional, she is an expert with logistics and process improvement. Nicole recommended a facilities equipment change that was very low-cost and which made our building much safer. She often makes suggestions that improve safety, efficiency or both. Nicole has a professional, helpful and collaborative attitude and is really deserving of this award."

Each employee of the month receives a certificate of recognition and a gift presented by Chancellor Katherine Frank.

The award, in its 18th year, was established by the Chancellor’s Office and is co-sponsored by the University Staff Senate.

UW-Stout is Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, with a focus on applied learning, collaboration with business and industry, and career outcomes. Learn more via the FOCUS2030 strategic plan.


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