For many, Candy Tucker
is the first face they see at UIS in the mornings. When students start making their way to early classes, or staff begin arriving for a day of work, Candy, the barista at Capitol Perks, is often the first person they stop to see. And more often than not, she sees them coming and already has an idea of what they'll order, asking if they want their "regular." It's for her attention to detail, her hard work, and her friendly demeanor that she has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for June 2014.
In addition to anticipating what her customers want, she also answers any number of questions about the products she serves; she is fast and efficient when the line at Capitol Perks is several people deep, and when things are slower, she can be found cleaning the sitting area, leaving the space spotless."Candy is highly reliable and committed to her job," writes her nominator. "She has taken ownership of her role as a Food Service employee and takes great pride in the service and products she serves... [she] greets all members of the university community with a smile and a positive attitude."