LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for May 2013. They are as follows:
University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month
Who: Ronald Wroczynski
Start date: 2001
Current title: Food services manager, University Dining
What that means: Wroczynski manages the satellite food operations, so if food is being sold at the Lied Center or before football games, he sets it up. He also oversees the many Grab & Go and Hawk Food Spots across campus. Wroczynski is widely known as The Hot Dog Man due to his penchant to staff the hot dog cart on Wescoe Beach while wearing a tasty-looking dog in a bun on his head.
Notable: Not only is Wroczynski a master at great customer service, but he is also a terrific colleague who helps out wherever needed in campus food service. Customers frequently enjoy chatting with him as much as eating his food. His personalized service and conversation were featured in a fall 2012 University Daily Kansan column. Wroczynski brings the personal touch to food service.
University Support Staffer of the Month
Who: Penny Kellum
Start date: 2001
Title: Accountant II; supervisor, adjustments, Payroll Office
What that means: Kellum is the unseen person we all rely on to get our correct paychecks. She supervises a team of two accountants and student employees who process all adjustments, deductions, taxes and reconciliations. She also serves on the team implementing the recent HR Pay system upgrade.
Notable: Kellum stands out both in the accuracy she exhibits and the volume of payroll work she handles. She ensures that both regular and offcycle payroll is accurate, processed and approved by the state of Kansas every pay period. Her boss says that, though many would crumble under the stress and workload, Kellum conquers it with her great work ethic, helpful personality and welcome sense of humor.