Fay Westberg and Patrick Wrenn were recognized by UW-River Falls in December for their outstanding performance in their positions with the University. Westberg and Wrenn, both of River Falls, received the Chancellor's Recognition Award to Classified Staff in a presentation by Virgil Nylander, vice chancellor of administration and finance.
Westberg's primary duty as a program assistant 2 in the department of agricultural education is to provide secretarial and administrative assistance to the departmental chairman and faculty. She transferred to UWRF in 1987 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Field Services.
Wrenn, an electrician, started his employment at UWRF in 1994. His primary duty is to install electrical wiring on campus remodeling projects. He also performs preventative maintenance on existing building equipment and newly installed equipment.
Classified award recipients are selected each year on a nomination basis. Criteria include success in fulfilling the overall responsibilities of their job, participation in University service projects outside of the job description, and interpersonal skills and attitude on the job. Classified staff members are those who support a department throughout the UW-RF campus.