Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Jill Voyles thought she was walking into a meeting about scholarships on Wednesday afternoon, and she even waved to a couple of her coworkers as she entered the Public Affairs Center restaurant. But after a moment of glancing around the room, she realized she had stepped foot into her own celebration.
Jill, an applications specialist for Information Technology Services, was named September Employee of the Month for UIS on Wednesday, September 3.
"Looking around the room, probably the majority of you work directly with Jill. Whether it's training or Banner or a committee, you'd probably agree with me that she's done excellent work with the various things she's done," said Terry Powell, assistant director of software applications and database support for ITS. "She's very committed and reliable."
Terry described Jill as an "overachiever."
"She logs in before work and she's on email after work and on vacation," he said. "It's my pleasure to congratulate you."
"I don't know what to say," Jill laughed. "I'm shocked, I really had no idea!"
She looked around the room at all of her coworkers gathered and smiled.
"I'm honored; thank you very much," she said.