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 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."

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Eric Needham is February EOM

If there is a person at UIS who probably knows nearly everyone on campus, it has to be Mailing Equipment Operator Eric Needham. Sun, rain, or snow, Eric always makes sure departments receive their mail in a timely fashion, while also brightening the days of the people he meets. It is for these reasons he has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for February 2015.

One of the qualities about Eric most mentioned by his colleagues is that he goes out of his way to make their jobs easier. His supervisor writes, "If there is something that needs to be done, Eric will do it, or volunteer to do it, even though it may be outside the scope of his duties. He wants to make sure I'm taking my days off before he takes any vacation."

His nominator says Eric takes time to greet everyone on his delivery route, and is always friendly and helpful. "He doesn't hesitate to go out of his way if you need something to be picked up later in the day and will offer to help you in anyway possible," the nominator writes.

"Eric is one of the nicest employees on campus and can always be relied upon."