Weigel Receives Limited Term Employment Award
PLATTEVILLE, Wis.— Nancy Weigel, staff member at Jamba Juice, located in Bridgeway Commons at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, was selected for the university’s Limited Term Employment Award of Excellence.
“Thank you to those who nominated me,” said Weigel. “Just being nominated was an award in itself. This was really heartfelt. I cried.”
Weigel has lived her entire life in Platteville. She started her adult life as a full-time farm wife as she and her husband, Steve, raised five children: Michelle, Chad, Mike, Brandon and Bradley. To this day, the family continues to maintain their business in both the beef and dairy industries.
Weigel credits her involvement on campus to friend, Barbara Karrmann, who originally contacted her regarding an open limited term position at UW-Platteville.
“At that time all of my kids were in school so I figured that maybe I would try it out,” said Weigel.
Weigel began serving at UW-Platteville in 1999 working at the textbook center, something that she continues to do to this day. She also held a position and at the student payroll office located in the Markee Pioneer Student Center.
After gaining experience, she was eventually contacted by Jim Anderson, who then offered her a limited term position at Jamba Juice in 2013. Weigel happily accepted the offer.
Working at Jamba Juice has not only given Weigel the opportunity to expand her knowledge in both technology and sales, but also allows her to do what she likes the most, interact with people.
“I have been called a people-person my whole life,” said Weigel. “My favorite thing about my job is talking to the students. I enjoy them and I think they enjoy me.”
Weigel continues to provide the best possible service to students and fellow staff members at UW-Platteville. In her down time, she finds joy in being a member of her church as she assists children in arts and crafts during the church’s summer camp. She has also become involved with Helping Hands, a nonprofit organization, where she hand makes quilts for those in need.
“When I was told that I got this award I was just like, ‘oh, they love me that much! I must be doing a pretty good job’,” said Weigel. “This award just goes to show that the university does take notice in the work and the years that I have put in here.”
Written by: Shelby Le Duc, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, firstname.lastname@example.org