Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The only way to get Tom Micklus to his own Employee of the Month celebration was to tell him that his coworker was the EOM and he needed to escort him to the party.
Tom got a little surprise when he walked into the Student Center in the Student Life Building on Tuesday morning and was named the Employee of the Month for March 2009.
Tom is an electrician foreman for UIS and has worked here for more than 18 years.
"He's one of those quiet wonderful, hardworking employees that always does his job, does it thoroughly and is extremely knowledgeable about the campus, said Dave Barrows, Associate Chancellor for Administrative Affairs.
"Unfortunately he's going to be retiring in a few months," Dave said, to which Tom responded "maybe!" with a laugh.
"We'd like to congratulate Tom and thank him for all of the service he's given us," Dave said.
Tom encouraged everyone to have a good time at his celebration and thanked everyone present.
"I just hope everybody enjoys themselves; I don't know what to say," he said. "I appreciate all of your kindness, thank you."