OSHKOSH, WI — A custodian from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh (UWO) has been honored with the STAR Award for October, according to the UW Oshkosh Today.
The custodian, Robert McIlraith, primarily works in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center and was nominated by coworker Anne Armstrong, the article stated.
"There is no job too big or too small — out of Bob''s department — when it comes to his service on this campus. Everyone who walks into the wellness center knows, loves and respects Bob. Not just for all that he does for our building and department, but because Bob is a stand-up guy who really cares about all the students, faculty and staff," Armstrong said in her nominating letter.
"Bob has saved the wellness center untold amounts of money by taking care of all minor maintenance jobs. He petitioned to let the custodial staff take on the responsibility of landscaping duties, which saves a large amount of money that would otherwise have to be paid out. Bob does endless projects at home on his own time — without complaining or even asking to be reimbursed for his time. When we needed some way to install hand sanitizers on carts throughout the wellness center, Bob took it upon himself to buy the materials, come up with a design, build and install them. He is a jack of all trades and loves to be able to contribute this way," Armstrong added.
According to the article, winners of the STAR Award receive a framed certificate, a reserved parking space for one month and a gift from University Books & More.
The award for exceptional performance is presented each month to a member of the classified staff who has worked at least six months at UWO, the article noted.
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