University of Wyoming Extension News

Uinta County secretary earns UW Extension’s top award

Annie Erickson

Annie Erickson

Annie Erickson in the Uinta County office of University of Wyoming Extension has received extension’s top honor for secretaries.

Erickson received the Frances Freese Secretary of the Year award during the annual Extension Secretary Conference – A Professional Event (ESCAPE) meeting in Evanston Oct. 2-4.

Erickson joined UW Extension in December 2002.

The plaque physically represents an accomplishment but, “The relationships she has built with the young people and adults who utilize extension in our county are more powerful than any other form of accomplishment anyone could earn,” wrote one nominator.

Her personality never waivers, wrote another, and she has a happiness and smile that rubs off on anyone she is around. She treats each client as if they were the most important thing she has to deal with that day, stated another.

The award recognizes extension secretaries for outstanding contributions and accomplishments and is presented each year during ESCAPE. Freese worked at the Wind River Indian Reservation extension office then moved to the Fremont County office, where she worked for 25 years.

UW Extension has offices in every county and the Wind River Indian Reservation.