Chancellor’s University Staff Excellence Awards

2001 Jim Brantner and Kay Montgomery

Jim Brantner

Kay Montgomery

Kay 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 Montgomery¹s 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).

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


Jim Brantner

Jim 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.

"Mr. Brantner always has a positive attitude and is just one of those people who is great to have around. He is not just a good UWRF employee, he is a great one!" his nominators said of him.

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