"I am very surprised. This award was totally unexpected," said Walker.
"Brenda is a joy to work with. She has worked very hard at learning new things relevant to her position. There is no challenge that she is not willing to tackle. She is a great asset to the law school," said Sharon Wieman, Walker's supervisor at the law school.
Walker recently worked on a class composite project, which involved reviewing photographs of past law students and faculty. The class composite project was initiated by a request by Dean Barry Vickery and is showcased on the walls of the law school.
"Brenda did extraordinary work in piecing together pictures of graduates to create class composites. As a result, we have a complete as possible pictorial history of our extraordinary graduates," said Ericson.
"I like the people I work with. I enjoy my job and the fact that I get the summers off, and it's a nice place to work. With my summers off, it allows me to spend precious time with my children," said Walker. She has worked at the U for three years.
Walker currently lives in Vermillion with her husband, Rich, and their two children. Her hobbies include scrap booking and collecting antiques and cobalt blue glass.