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Everyday hero Denise Preuit

Otober 22, 2009

Denise Preuit believes in the motto, "Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability." She just celebrated her one-year anniversary at CSU last week on Oct. 14. Staff and students in Aylesworth Hall say they look forward to her friendly smile each day.

Denise Preuit
Custodian I – Facilities Management

'Thanks for making my day'

Denise was nominated by Brenda Duffy of CSU Health Network-Counseling Services. Here is what Brenda had to say about Denise, as well as Dee Castaneda (her co-worker):

“I look forward to seeing Dee and Denise’s friendly smiles throughout the day as they not only do their job, but on numerous occasions go above and beyond for our staff in Aylesworth Hall NW. They “make my day” and for this and their outstanding work ethic, I consider them Everyday Heroes.” 

Dog training

Denise has been employed in her present job as a custodian with CSU for almost one year; she will celebrate her one year anniversary on October 14th. Prior to working at CSU, Denise was a manager of a dog day care center in Fort Collins for over 15 years. Denise has been in the dog training business for over 25 years. Denise’s husband brought her to the university. Her husband, Kyle Preuit, has worked in Facilities Management for over 36 years. He will be retiring from CSU in September. 

Work in 4-H

Denise loves animals and considers animals her main hobby. Denise has been involved with Larimer County 4-H for many years. She is currently the dog superintendent. As superintendent, she hires judges and helps run the dog show during the Larimer County Fair every summer. She has been the sheep superintendent in past years. Denise teaches dog classes at The Ranch in Loveland and also at her home in Wellington. Denise also shows horses and barrel races. 

Everyday hero says father taught her about work ethic

When asked how she feels about being nominated for an Everyday Hero, Denise said, “My father always told me to do the best you can do no matter kind of work you do.” Denise has remembered that throughout her working career whether working in dog training or as a custodian at CSU. Denise said the staff and students in Aylesworth Hall are very friendly. She said many students say “hi” to her on a daily basis. Denise is thankful to Brenda for nominating her as an Everyday Hero. 

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Everyday Hero is a special recognition program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council for recognizing outstanding employees within the CSU community. All Colorado State University state classified staff, administrative professionals, and faculty members are eligible to receive the award.

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