Risler said she was surprised and humbled to receive the award. “I never imagined I would be a recipient,” she said. “I absolutely love my work and what I do, so it doesn’t feel like I’m going out of my way or above and beyond. It’s just who I am and how I live. People will always come first for me. I am still so grateful to be recognized.”
Each winner receives a certificate of recognition, a UW-Stout travel mug and a UW-Stout blanket.
Students, faculty and staff may nominate university staff members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and the university community at the University Staff Employee Appreciation Award nomination form.
The award, in its 15th year, was established by the Chancellor’s Office and is co-sponsored by the University Staff Senate.