Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beverly Bunch is July EOM

Professor Beverly Bunch is an excellent example of Leadership lived. In addition to her work at the university--teaching, researching, chairing committees--she's also involved in the Springfield community. For these reasons, she has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for July 2014.

According to her nominator, Professor Bunch contributes a great deal of her time to university service, applied research, and is quite dedicated to her students.  She also volunteers as a guide at the Lincoln Home National Historic site, and has been involved in community efforts to help the Springfield public schools with planning and finance. "Professor Bunch is a great example of our faculty who are engaged on campus, in their professions, and in the community, and who represent the spirit and actions of 'Leadership lived,'" writes her nominator.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Candy Tucker is June EOM

For many, Candy Tucker is the first face they see at UIS in the mornings. When students start making their way to early classes, or staff begin arriving for a day of work, Candy, the barista at Capitol Perks, is often the first person they stop to see. And more often than not, she sees them coming and already has an idea of what they'll order, asking if they want their "regular." It's for her attention to detail,  her hard work, and her friendly demeanor that she has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for June 2014.

In addition to anticipating what her customers want, she also answers any number of questions about the products she serves; she is fast and efficient when the line at Capitol Perks is several people deep, and when things are slower, she can be found cleaning the sitting area, leaving the space spotless."Candy is highly reliable and committed to her job," writes her nominator. "She has taken ownership of her role as a Food Service employee and takes great pride in the service and products she serves... [she] greets all members of the university community with a smile and a positive attitude."