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Helen Burton

October Employee of the Month: Helen Burton

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Long before many faculty, staff and students set foot on campus each morning, Helen Burton, custodian with Custodial Services, has been busy making Roskens Hall conducive to learning. Her desire and action to help keep UNO a clean, welcoming place led to her receipt of the October Employee of the Month Award.

"Helen works meticulously to provide all CBA faculty and staff with a clean and comfortable environment," one nominator wrote. "She is very pleasant and willing to go over and above her normal duties to help someone out. Helen goes the extra step in methodically cleaning areas that could easily go unnoticed."

For the past eight years, Burton has been a familiar face in the College of Business Administration. She and her fellow co-workers help keep the classrooms and offices in tip-top shape for students, faculty and staff. Being a morning person is one key to her job success. "The hours suit me very well," she said.

While cleaning, Burton said she strives to be conscious of the areas that staff, faculty and students work and learn in. With that in mind, she aims to keep everything as safe as possible to protect the well-being of all. Colleagues say they really appreciate her attentiveness.

"Helen has been so helpful when I have extra cleaning or moving tasks," another individual wrote. "She often gets interrupted with special requests but never makes you feel like it’s an interruption to her day."

Being recognized as an Employee of the Month is a nice surprise for Burton, who said she feels very appreciated. "It is nice knowing all those in Roskens Hall think enough of me and my work to nominate me," she said.

When she's not on duty at UNO, Burton is an avid hockey fan and can be found cheering on the Mavericks at all their home games. She also enjoys sewing, camping and spending time with her family and friends

(Pictured above: UNO Chancellor John Christensen and Burton.)