Friday, March 14, 2014

Cecil Peveler is March EOM

Cecil Peveler has worked at UIS for fifteen years and takes great pride in managing the university's facilities. He treats the equipment he uses as if it were his own, and he works tirelessly in solving building-related issues for the school. For these reasons and more, Cecil has been chosen as the UIS Employee of the Month for March 2014.

His supervisor describes him as one of the unsung heroes on the campus, working behind the scenes to keep the place running well. His nominator says he has the monumental task of keeping the creature comforts in campus  buildings operational. "The next time you feel you are not too hot or cold, get food at the Emporium, or use a restroom, know that he and his team are behind the scenes making those things run as smoothly as they can with limited personnel and resources and they still get the job done."

Not only does he get the job done, but he's a firm believer in working as hard as necessary to do so. His supervisor says he "comes from the 'old school,' where you always come to work, you always do the best job you can do and even though everyone may think that he's going above and beyond, he thinks he's just doing his job."

Monday, March 03, 2014

Lori Pinney is February EOM

One word comes up again and again when people mention Lori Pinney: Nice. She's described by her
nominator as one of the nicest people on the UIS campus. Others alternated between the words sweet and nice. It's for these reasons and more she was selected as the UIS Employee of the Month for February 2014.

Lori is a human resources assistant at UIS, which means she regularly interacts with applicants, employees, and students throughout the day. Her supervisor says she has tremendous customer service skills, and remains positive and reassuring with everyone she encounters.  "Lori is often the first point of contact for our applicants and new hires," her supervisor writes. She "projects a positive attitude and warm welcome to these folks, giving them a great first impression of UIS."

Her nominator describes her as the kind of person you want to hug because she radiates a love for what she does at UIS.