Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ron Peddicord is February EOM


Not many people have worked in as many locations in the library as Library Specialist Ron Peddicord, who has served in departments like circulation, cataloging, government documents, acquisitions and public services. And through his work, he has assisted thousands of faculty, students and staff members of the campus community over the 25 years he has been at UIS.

During a celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Public Affairs Center Restaurant, Ron's contributions to UIS were honored as he was named Employee of the Month for February 2008.

"Ron was one of first people I met when I came to work here in 1995," said colleague Denise Green. "In many ways, Ron is really the heart and soul of library instructional services. He really is the spirit we all strive for in customer service. And Ron can handle anything!"

An elaborately-decorated cake with some of Ron's favorite things, including Route 66, UIS, the state fair, a book and more was served to party guests. Ron was presented with a certificate and a first date of issue Lincoln Illinois state quarter, since he is a fan of Abraham Lincoln.

"There are a lot of people more deserving of this than I am, but it's been really great working with all of you," Ron acknowledged to the crowd gathered to celebrate his achievements and dedication to UIS.

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