Weyhrich honored by USD Her friendly personality, the willingness to incorporate new office techniques and her commitment to quality have earned Barbara Weyhrich of Vermillion the May Career Service Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
Weyhrich, a secretary in the Dean of Students Office since 1997, was honored during a ceremony in Slagle Hall on the USD campus in Vermillion. USD President James W. Abbott presented Weyhrich with a plaque and a check.
"I like the people that I work with and the academic atmosphere," Weyhrich said. "The students are my favorite part of the job because I enjoy the daily interaction with them."
Former USD International Student Advisor Clarissa Kaiser nominated Weyhrich based on her attitude, personality and ability to juggle a myriad of tasks. " Barb is a priceless asset to the Division of Student Life at USD. She maintains her sense of humor while accommodating requests from many departments each day. As her former supervisor, I can attest that Barb's willingness to try new methods and determination to do a good job in all matters keep the Dean of Students Office running."
USD Dean of Students Dave Lorenz cited Weyhrich for her proficiency in managing his department's schedule and calendar, among other duties. "Barb makes a tremendous contribution by constantly juggling a multitude of tasks and keeping the office running smoothly," he said. "She has excellent rapport with faculty, staff and students, and exemplifies the customer-friendly attitude to which we strive."
Weyhrich, originally of Gann Valley, began working as a temporary secretary in 1995. In 1996 she became a secretary in the microbiology department at the USD School of Medicine and moved into her current position in February of 1997. Weyhrich and her husband Lyle, live in Vermillion with a daughter, Andrea, a junior at Vermillion High School. A son, Rob, lives in Flandreau. She has six step-children and seven step-grandchildren.