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Hot Rocks: Home

This recognition program includes giving a “Hot Rock” from peer to peer in recognition of exceptional service, relying on Mayo Service Essentials as a baseline for defining service. All submissions are anonymous.

September Work Anniversaries

Melissa Wagner Happy work anniversary!  (September 13)

Victoria Clifton  Happy work anniversary!  (September 19)

Katherine Kough Happy work anniversary!  (September 25)




TADA 8/25/2022

   Scott Vermeersch

 For being able to figure out bugs in my programming code so quickly!




August Work Anniversaries

Sydni Abrahamsen  Happy work anniversary!  (August 1)

Beth Miller Happy work anniversary!  (August 2)

Diana Almader-Douglas  Happy work anniversary!  (August 10)
Dana Gerberi  Happy work anniversary!  (August 12)

Carolyn Wiebold   Happy work anniversary! (August 13)

Ty Robinson  Happy work anniversary! (August 13)

Stephanie Wentz Happy work anniversary! (August 14)

Emily Christopherson  Happy work anniversary! (August 25)



July Work Anniversaries

Brad Haugen Happy work anniversary ! (July 2)
 Renee Ziemer  Happy work anniversary!  (July 7)

Jeanne Klein  Happy work anniversary!  (July 29)

Kathryn Balek    Happy work anniversary! (July 29)

THANKS 6/28/2022

Kari Bernard

sent a book from St Mary's to Plummer for Joyce and me to send to patron in Iowa!

Dazzle 6/27/2022

   Brad Haugen

 Providing an extra hand on short notice




BRAVO 6/21/2022

  Erica Ross

Helped a patron find his word document and exceeded successful in finding them




Sparkle 6/21/2022

Cindy Losee & Jasmine Zacate

They both helped assist me with programing my phone




Dazzle 7/16/2022

 Carolyn Wiebold & Marla Battey

 Carolyn and Marla assisted with a SMH staff RUSH ILL request. This was the patron's first experience with ILL. He received it by afternoon of the same day. What a great team effort! Patron was extremely happy.




June Work Anniversaries



Stephanie McFarland   Happy work anniversary on  June 7

Karen Larsen   Happy work anniversary on  June 19

Heather Jett  Happy work anniversary on  June 20

Kelly Arp Berge Happy work anniversary on  June 23

Ellen Aaronson    Happy work anniversary on June 26 

May Work Anniversaries

Vito Tedeschi   Happy work anniversary on  May 1

Tamra Kirk Happy work anniversary on  May 9

Penny Wilson Happy work anniversary on  May 20

Carole LaRochelle  Happy work anniversary on  May 24


Sparkle 3/15/2022

Marla Battey

For working on several simultaneous time-sensitive special projects




April Work Anniversaries

Juanita Greenwell  Happy Work Anniversary ! April 13

Garrett Meyers    Happy Work Anniversary ! April 13

Nicole Babcock Happy Work Anniversary !  April 29



THANKS 3/21/2022

Matt Hoy

For all the technical assistance and information he shares - it's much appreciated!

March Work Anniversaries

Leah Emerick Happy work anniversary!  (March 2)

Elissa Kinzelman Vesely Happy work anniversary!  (March 2)

Cindy Losee Happy work anniversary!  (March 6

Scott Vermeersch  Happy work anniversary!  (March 6)

Anna Beth Morgan  Happy work anniversary!  (March 7)

Kari Bernard Happy work anniversary!  (March 20)

Joan Nelson Happy work anniversary!  (March 20

Tona Keene Happy work anniversary!  (March 23)

Tara Brigham  Happy work anniversary!  (March 24)

Gail Laxen Happy work anniversary!  (March 26

Jennifer Goodrich Happy work anniversary!  (March 27)





Sparkle 3/26/2021

Penny Wilson

For taking the initiative and sanitizing most of the library surfaces so I wouldn't have to do it all myself at closing. Thanks for stepping up with such a nice gesture, it was appreciated!




THANKS 2/7/2022

Cindy Losee and Jasmine Zacate

They helped with unloading 26 boxes of paper and putting it away for me!!

February Work Anniversaries



Lisa Marks Happy work anniversary!  (February 3)

Brooke Weber Happy work anniversary! (February 11)

Barbara Larsen Happy work anniversary!  (February 11)

Joyce McFadden Happy work anniversary!  (February 12)

Carol Ann Attwood  Happy work anniversary!  (February 20) 

Diana Rogers Happy work anniversary!  (February 22) 

Emily Brown  Happy work anniversary!  (February 28)

Marilyn Pitzen  Happy work anniversary!  (February 28)




DAZZLE 1/19/2022

 Emily Brown

 Congratulations on a super job creating your first exhibit for the Plummer 12 cases!




January Work Anniversaries

Marla Battey Happy work anniversary!  (January 2)

Vladana Gajic-Zoric Happy work anniversary!  (January 4) 
Cynthia Beeler  
Happy work anniversary!  (January 8)

Erin O'Neill Happy work anniversary!  (January 12)

Leslie Hassett  Happy work anniversary!  (January 16)

Malasha Martinez  Happy work anniversary!  (January 28)




SHINE 12/1/2021

Tara Brigham
Tara joyfully and thoroughly shares her time and vast knowledge of research processes at Mayo Clinic.

December Work Anniversaries

Karen Koka Happy work anniversary!  (December 6)

Yan Li  Happy work anniversary!  (December 6)

Julie Taylor Happy work anniversary!  (December 14) 

Leah Osterhaus Trzasko Happy work anniversary!  (December 25) 
Mark Wentz  
Happy work anniversary!  (December 27)




November Work Anniversaries

Erica Ross Happy work anniversary!  (November 5)

Larry Prokop Happy work anniversary! (November 7) 
Jennifer Schram  
Happy work anniversary!  (November  13)

Mona Stevermer   Happy work anniversary!  (November  30)

Stephanie Doerre  Happy work anniversary!  (November  30)



BRAVO 10/28/2021

  Mark Wentz 

 Thank you for your help and computer expertise working with an Emeritus physician! You went above and beyond in response to my question by Skype, by coming up to help in person. Both the patron and I are very grateful!




Sparkle 10/20/2021

Joyce Madden and the ILL Staff

Many thanks for your stunningly fast ILL and document delivery service! I'm super-impressed.



DAZZLE 10/6/2021

 Tona Keene

Thank you for volunteering as a Heritage Program Ambassador!






Sparkle 10/6/2021

Julie Taylor

Thank you for your efforts for us as Well Being Champion!




SHINE 10/6/2021

Juanita Greenwell and Tona Keene
Thank you for being the Community Giving Advocates for this year's campaign!

SHINE 10/5/2021

Beth Miller
She helped a patron for me that needed to scan some paper when the green printer decide to not scan for the patron.

October Work Anniversaries

Michael Meyers Happy work anniversary!  (October 1)

Matt Hoy Happy work anniversary!  (October 6) 
 Cindy Heltne 
Happy work anniversary!  (October 17)



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