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."

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cecilia Cornell is March EOM

The university is fortunate to have Cecilia Cornell, associate vice chancellor for Graduate Education, as part of its team.

According to her nominator, Cecilia not only does the work required in her own position, but she has a "wider vision of the processes of the university and does her work to match that understanding." The nominator goes on to say that the respect and civility Cecilia uses in all her interactions helps to strengthen the campus culture. It is for these reasons and more that Cecilia has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for March.

Her supervisor remarks that Cecilia "appreciates the value of diversity, works very well with diverse others, and is conscientious in participating in processes that support and encourage diversity and equal opportunity." She is an excellent listener and manages delicate and challenging situations with tact, patience, and good humor.

"The university is defined by its faculty, staff and students," her nominator writes. "Cecilia helps to define the university as professional, respectful, and engaging through the work that she does."