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.
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.