Monday, November 17, 2014

Bill Abler is November EOM

Dr. Bill Abler, chair of the Department of Human Development Counseling, is known for a calm and soothing demeanor, and often appears unfazed and even-tempered in any situation he's in. That calmness was on full display when he walked into a room full of friends and colleagues who were there to surprise him with the news that he had been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for November 2014. Though calm and collected, he did, however, take a moment to recognize the amount of "deception" that went into keeping this honor a secret from him.

Bill's nominator made note of his kindness and his consideration for students and faculty. He treats people with respect; he is collaborative in his approach to solutions for the department, and his faculty trusts him. Bill's supervisor describes Bill as gracious and kind with a 'can do' attitude and a great sense of humor.

"Dr. Abler's dedication to the department and the university is tireless," his supervisor writes. "He continually makes himself available to his students, colleagues, and administration. His work ethic, selflessness, and work output make him invaluable to CEHS."

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ted Mims is October EOM

A go-getter. A consummate gentleman. Polite. Dependable. These are words chosen to describe Ted Mims, professor and head of the Computer Science Department. It is for these reasons and more that he has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for October 2014.

Ted has been with UIS since 1990. His nominator, who happens to be a student, says he has been more than helpful in making sure that students progress in their college careers in a manner best suited to the individual. "He does everything in his power to help the students in anyway he can. He shows a great love for UIS and shows great dedication to his work," his nominator writes.

A colleague says Tim is great to work with; he oversees the largest program on campus without issue. He provides feedback when asked, but always with a smile and a positive attitude.

During his EOM surprise party, Ted thanked his colleagues for doing all they do to help students.