Friday, July 31, 2015

Kristin Kruger is July Employee of the Month

When parents bring their children to the Cox Children's Center, they can rest assured their kids will be surrounded by caring employees such as Kristin Kruger, who is the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for July.

Kristin is passionate about the field of early care and education, and she lives this passion at UIS. She volunteers at local early childhood workshops to share her experience and creativity; she trains and mentors student employees who work at the childcare center; and she maintains lasting relationships with families. "She has a strong work ethic and manages to exemplify quality in all that she does and regardless of the time and/or commitment that it takes," writes her nominator.

In 2014, Kristin was awarded the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Award, which acknowledges the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. She serves on the Sangamon Success committee as an early childhood expert, and she's presented at local conferences for the Association for the Education of Young Children. On top of all this, she approaches every day with a positive attitude.

"She responds to any challenge with an 'we can do it' approach and challenges others to be with her," her nominator writes. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sadie Furman is June EOM

According to Sadie Furman's nominator, Sadie, who works as an administrative clerk in Information Technology Services, will drop everything if someone calls her for help. Not only that, but she'll come to your office with a smile and a pleasant attitude, brightening your day a bit while lending a helping hand. For these reasons and more, Sadie has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for June.

In addition to having a great attitude, she is unfailingly dependable and consistently positive, respectable, honest, and caring. "Sadie has established great working relationships with the ITS staff and student assistants, the university community, and with the major vendors we work with to the clear benefit of the department and the campus," her supervisor writes. "She is a great pleasure to work with. She has brought a great deal of positivity to the department, works well with everyone, and is very proactive.

Her nominator sums it up like this: "Thank you, Sadie!! You are an asset to UIS IT!!"