Diane Duerst has received the University Staff Employee Appreciation award for November at UW-Stout.
Duerst, who lives in the Boyceville area, is a department assistant with English, philosophy and communication studies. She has worked at UW-Stout for three years.
The individual nominating her stated, "Diane is always friendly, supportive and willing to help. She goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome and heard. She mentors our student workers. Her greatest asset is her willingness to learn and discover. If she doesn't know an answer, she finds it.