Patty Stoutamyer was surprised on Tuesday morning, April 21 as the 2009 April Employee of the Month with a celebration on the landing of the second floor of University Hall.
Patty is the office support specialist for the departments of Mathematical Sciences and Music at UIS.
Materials nominating Patty as Employee of the Month read:
"Patty is extremely dedicated to her students, faculty and job responsibilities. She goes out of her way to provide service to students and faculty, and does so in a friendly, professional manner."
With the offering of developmental math courses at UIS, Patty's job has become more demanding and challenging, but she handles the additional work with a positive attitude.
"Her workload has grown considerably, but she is still extremely productive. She goes the extra mile to help in any way she can," nominating materials read. "Patty's faculty know they can go to her, and she will listen and provide any help that she can."
Patty is vice president of the clerical union and has served on several campus committees, including the Diversity Committee and Holiday Party Committee. She also volunteers at the Music programs and other campus events.
"She is very deserving of this honor," wrote her nominators.