Administrative Associate, Montana Coop. Wildlife Research Unit
Vanetta is the Administrative Associate for the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, but, more importantly, she is its heart and soul. Nobody could do more to assist the scientists, students, and cooperators than what Vanetta does every day. Motivated by both an unrelenting commitment to the excellence of the Unit and genuine caring for all the people involved in its mission, Vanetta is the go-to person for nearly everything that contributes to our success, including administration, logistics, vehicle management, a sympathetic ear, and help finding the bathroom. Recently Vanetta has gone above and beyond to help both the Unit and Wildlife Program at UM put their best foot forward by developing both hard-copy and email versions of annual reports that will assist greatly in keeping cooperators, agencies, and donors abreast of all the great work going on in our programs. In taking care of so much, from the needs of a graduate student trying to make things happen to the promotion of entire academic and research programs, we suspect few people do more to contribute to the success of the University of Montana than Vanetta. An "atta-girl" is scarcely enough, but well deserved.
Submitted by Mike Mitchell & Tom Martin, Montana Coop. Wildlife Research Unit