Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Karen Guthrie-Coleman is September EOM

As a Recruitment and Advising Coordinator for the Capital Scholars Honors ProgramKaren Guthrie-Coleman works one-on-one with students, following up with those who need assistance, speaking honestly with parents, all while being empathetic and caring. For the past two years, she has helped the Honors Program reach its large recruitment goals. For these reasons and more, Karen has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for September 2014.

According to those who work with her, Karen always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, regardless of how much stress she may be experiencing. She advocates for UIS and makes herself available for anyone who needs help, going so far as to walk first-time visitors around campus in order to help them find their destination.

She also takes her work seriously, gaining the trust of parents and students, while helping others in her department with anything they need. "She is not only an asset to the Capital Scholars Honors Program, but more importantly to UIS. We are lucky to have her here," writes her supervisor.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Joy Roberts is August EOM

The University of Illinois Springfield and the College of Business and Management couldn't ask for a better representative than Joy Roberts. In all her interactions with students and staff, she maintains a positive and upbeat attitude, speaking highly of the university and the college. For these reasons and more, Joy has been selected as the UIS Employee of the Month for August 2014.

Her nominator says Joy consistently goes above and beyond when assisting faculty and students. She is generous with her time, staying as long as needed to get the job done right, and she is respectful of those around her, keeping a positive attitude regardless of the situation. "Joy always greets everyone with a smile," her nominator writes. "She promotes the campus whenever she can, and her courteous attitude is always present when prospective students are looking for help or assistance."

Joy is also the type of person who makes everyone's work day a little easier. "Joy is very dependable and if you give her an assignment, she very prompt and diligent on completing it and ensuring any follow up has been performed," writes her nominator.

"Joy is a credit to the university, to the College of Business and Management, and to her department."