Hot Springs County secretary receives UW Extension’s top award

Vicki Nichols
Vicki Nichols

Vicki Nichols in the Hot Springs County office has received University of Wyoming Extension’s top honor for secretaries.

Nichols received the Frances Freese Secretary of the Year award during the recent annual Extension Secretary Conference – A Professional Event (ESCAPE) meeting in Buffalo.

Nichols joined UW Extension in 2011.

In the nomination, Nichols was recognized for her professionalism, innovation, and follow-through, as well as graciousness, humor and warmth.

“It is without question she is considered an integral part of UW Extension,” said Ann Roberson, the administrative associate at University of Wyoming Extension who presented the plaque. “She shares her talents with not only her county but her area and at 4-H camps, fairs, fundraising events, and others.”

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

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