April 2016: Katy Wahl

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"Jeff and I would like to nominate Katy Wahl for the MMOST Outstanding Student Employee for the Month of April. Katy is a Front Desk Attendant, Fitness Room Attendant, and Building Manager and served as the lead Building Manager in charge when we were gone at NIRSA. Katy has continued to rise above her peers and go above and beyond in all aspects of her job. She continually holds her peers accountable, which allows the facility to run in the best possible manner. While Jeff and I were gone at the Annual NIRSA Conference in Florida, she took the roll of Lead Building Manager very seriously. Besides handling numerous calls from her fellow co-orkers asking questions and checking in with Rolfs staff on her days off, she also had to handle a drain overflow from the washer. This resulted in a leak in the Women’s Locker Room, causing ceiling tiles to fall and a flood to occur. She had confidence in herself and calmly handled all situations. She was very thorough and communicated well with us during this time, along with coordinating the repair and clean-up. This is one example of the role that Katy takes on a daily basis to help the department run effectively, with or without the help of professional staff. She has the respect of her coworkers, displays great leadership skills, and will be hard to replace. For these reasons, we would like to nominate our Superstar Katy Wahl for the April 2016 MOST Outstanding Student Employee."

Justine Morneau, Interim Coordinator, Facilities, Special Events & Family Programming


Hometown

Nashville, Tennessee

Hobbies/Interests

I've been an Irish dancer since I was 8 years old, but as of this month I can officially say I'm retired. I love country music, but even more I love to sing, except not in front of people because I'm not that good. I love to run and I love to read, but only when I can choose the book, not for class. I also really enjoy traveling and exploring new places!

Year at Notre Dame

Senior

Major(s)

Science-Business

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up I want to be a Physician's Assistant at a pediatric hospital because I love working with children and I want to see their care out as they grow!

What are the top 3 reasons you enjoy working at RecSports?

  • I can now fold towels with my eyes closed.
  • I have shirts from races and sports that I didn't even participate in.
  • The staff is awesome - I've made so many great friends that have made the job really enjoyable!

What’s one thing you would like everyone at RecSports to know about you?

My dream job is to be a Ben and Jerry's taste tester because who doesn't love ice cream?!