Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rance Carpenter is May EOM

One must be doing something exceptional to be described as "awesome" by his co-workers, and that's precisely the word used by a colleague to describe Rance Carpenter, who has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for May.

Rance's nominator describes him as easy going yet very professional; someone who has formed good relationships with state agency supervisors that will keep the GPSI program thriving. His supervisor describes him as one of the good guys. Someone who treats everyone he works with--from interns to faculty--with respect and consideration.

"He is always building rapport," his supervisor writes, "and his behavior has directly contributed to a widespread, favorable view of GPSI," and to the high regard his staff has of him.

Rance's nominator believes he's an excellent example of Leadership lived at UIS, and though he sometimes believes he has to play Good Cop/Bad Cop with the university's interns, his nominator doesn't it see it that way.

"He says he has to be Good Cop/Bad Cop sometimes with the GPSI interns, but we never really see him be bad cop because he sits down with the interns and has a one-on-on conversation, and in the end everyone is happy," writes his nominator.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Eric Chrans is April EOM

When you visit the UIS Food Emporium, you'll often see Eric Chrans moving from area to area, helping his co-workers, chatting with diners, and helping out students with questions. He exudes friendliness and is always ready to lend a helping hand. For these reasons and more, Eric is the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for April.

Eric's supervisor calls his dedication to the job remarkable. "Eric will always work whatever hours are necessary to see that our students and customers are provided the best possible service and experience," his supervisor writes.

His nominator also praises Eric's demeanor, and his willingness to go beyond his job duties to help his colleagues. "Eric's primary concern is a pleasant customer service experience for all students, guests, faculty, and staff that visit Food Service areas at UIS. He remains calm when a large number of unexpected patrons come to the Food Emporium and works with his staff to make sure all their needs are met," his nominator writes.

"Even though he is a supervisor, he is not afraid to get in the trenches and do what needs to be done to make Food Service operate smoothly."