Stammer is named USD Employee of the Month Dedication to staff and students and pride in her work have earned Nikki Stammer of Vermillion the October Employee of the Month Award at The University of South Dakota.
Stammer, the Richardson/Olson staff assistant for the Office of Residential Life was honored during a ceremony Oct. 11 in the Washington/Jefferson Rooms of the Coyote Student Center. USD President James W. Abbott presented Stammer with a plaque and a check.
"Working with students is a great part of it," Stammer said. "It's fun and you get to learn a lot about anybody and everybody. Time flies, it's an enjoyable job."
Stammer was nominated by her supervisor, Assistant Director of Residential Life/Interim Area Coordinator Tom Winghart.
"Nikki is very personable and very approachable," Winghart said. "She makes a conscious effort to get to know the staff and students of the Richardson/Olson Complex. Her dedication to the students and staff of Richardson/Olson is unsurpassed.
"Nikki is a very dedicated individual and takes a lot of pride in her work," Winghart added. "For example, when the University has its 'Fridays at USD' program, Nikki makes sure that we have residence hall rooms to show prospective USD students and she makes a conscious effort to answer any questions that prospective students and their parents may have. Nikki is a 'people person,' and we are very lucky to have her on staff."
Stammer, originally of Vermillion, began working as a resident assistant in 1991. She and her husband David have two daughters, Sharrie, 6, and Kayla, 3.