Two classified staff members have been cited by Chancellor Gary A. Thibodeau for service to UW-River Falls.
Larry Larson, an employee in custodial services, and Annette Blanchette, a student status examiner who aids elementary education majors in course selection and planning in the College of Education, are recipients of the "Chancellor's Recognition Award to Classified Staff."
Larson and Blanchette were honored at the annual classified employee Holiday Luncheon Dec. 12, where the Chancellor acknowledged their outstanding performance over and above the requirements of their positions. Selection criteria included success in fulfilling the overall responsibilities of the job description, participation in University service projects outside of the job description and human relations skills.
Larson, a native of River Falls, has been employed with the University for 20 years. He began as a limited term employee in custodial services before assuming his current position.
Blanchette, whose hometown is Oshkosh, has been employed with the University for 31 years. She began as a library assistant and then transferred to the educational technology center before assuming her current position. Blanchette will be retiring in February.