Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Chuck Coderko is the December Employee of the Month

Chuck Coderko has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for December 2016.

As director of construction, Coderko is overseeing the construction of the new UIS Student Union. He has handled all aspects of the project from the “programming” phase, through schematic design, construction documents, bidding and now construction.

“He not only worked seamlessly with a large group of consultants, developing and carrying out their contracts, but also made everyone at UIS feel included in the design process,” said his nominator.

Coderko is also known for his great sense of humor and the ability to always put a positive spin on any situation.

“He has an excellent personality and works well with faculty, staff and students,” said his nominator. “He is extremely well organized and multi-tasks extremely well. He has upwards of thirty constructions projects ongoing at all times, but is always game to handle more.”

Coderko is often one of the first people on campus in the morning and often works through lunch and into the evening if necessary. He regularly volunteers to participate in faculty and student presentations in the evenings and on weekends.

“He is well liked and respected by his co-workers, faculty, staff and students and is always first to step up and provide more than has been asked of him,” said his nominator.

“Chuck says this is the best job he has ever had!”

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Meagan McChristy is the November Employee of the Month

Meagan McChristy, a childcare associate at Cox Children’s Center, has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for November 2016.

According to her supervisor, she is reliable and committed to her job and dedicated to building relationships with children and families.

“She is reliable and someone that I never have to question in terms of accountability,” said her supervisor. “She forms relationships with families that carry over once the children age out of her classroom. She is very dependable and organized.”

She started as a student worker at Cox Children’s Center and was later hired on full-time. She is currently finishing her master’s degree at UIS, in order to further her knowledge in the field of early childhood education.

McChristy works in the infant room where she cares for the youngest children at the center. One mother, who nominated McChristy, says knowing she is caring for her children puts her at ease.

“Meagan is brilliant with the babies,” said the nominator. “I was lucky enough to have her take care of my child, which allowed me to return to work with a sense of security versus panic, as many mothers do.”

The nominator adds that McChristy has the ability to handle stressful situations with ease and keep the children calm.

“I often think our childcare workers are the unsung heroes of the campus,” said the nominator. “Many of our staff and students entrust their children to their care, which allows us to successfully do our jobs.”