In the wee hours of morning, UW-L classified employees gathered in Valhalla Hall on September 27th

to celebrate the many contributions of our classified staff.
Classified staff members who reached five-year milestones

were recognized by Chancellor Joe Gow.

Some of the awards presented to this years recipients.



5 Year recipients

Front Row:  Vickie Bain, Barbara Bechtum, Carmen Boortz,  Domingo Carrion

Back Row:  Lea Elskamp, Jo Ann La Sarge, Judith Lezotte, Deanna Wachter, Cindy Taylor

Not in attendance:  Mark Barton, Danny Dahle, Cristen Houlihan, Carol Klimek, Adrian Meyer, Chou Yang




10 Year recipient

Front Row:  Carol Beard, Al Torstveit, Pamela Jensen

Back Row:  Richard Heath, Charise Bock

Not in attendance:  Sandra Suchla


15 Year recipients

Front Row:  Laurie Collison, Andrea Hansen, Terrence Stika

Not in Attendance:  Paul Peterson


20 Year recipient

Not in Attendance:  Homer Roberts


25 Year recipients

Mindy Gust, Kathy Hanratty, Micheal Horsfall

Not in attendance:  Sharon Aalseth


30 Year recipients

30 year recipients

John Bender, Janice Ruesch, Kathy Thomas-Polden, Sylvia Wood

Not in attendance:  Lamont Eide, Lori Komarek, Susan Nickel


35 & 40 Year recipientS

Seated:  Mary Baldwin (35), Paul Currier (35), Lois Stuhr (35)

Standing:  Ruth Vanderploeg (35), Marilyn Kendhammer (40)



Some other photos from the breakfast.











Many thanks to ALL classified staff members!


Photographs courtesy of Mark Beckerjeck