Monday, May 19, 2008

Dennis Jones is EOM for May

Dennis Jones didn't give much thought to his meeting scheduled in the PAC restaurant on Monday afternoon...until he was on his way. Then, he said, he caught on to the fact that there was a surprise in store for him.

Dennis was honored on Monday as he was named the Employee of the Month for May. Dennis works as a network specialist in the information technology services department, which is responsible for the planning, management and direction of technology initiatives in support of both academic and administrative operations at UIS.

Upon being surprised after arriving at the PAC restaurant, Dennis admitted he was suspicious about why he was traveling with a large group to the restaurant and why one of his escorts was carrying his IP phone.

"I felt like I was being dragged down to my last dinner," he said with a laugh.

Regardless, he was extremely pleased with the honor, and his coworkers praised his work over the last ten years of his employment at UIS.

"Dennis has been on my team for less than a year, but he's quite the asset," said Pam Rodgers, Dennis' supervisor. "I'm very happy to have him; he's very thorough in his work."

"It's been a pleasure working with all of you over the years," Dennis said. "You're a great group of people; I couldn't ask for a better group. Thank you for doing this."

"I'm happy I caught on to this a few minutes before to prepare this wonderful speech," he added jokingly.

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