Friday, July 23, 2010
Admissions Counselor Amanda Bly thought she was on her way to a meeting, when co-workers led her into the PAC Restaurant. In fact, she was about to be named July 2010 Employee of the Month.
“You guys tricked me,” said Bly after the surprise was announced.
Family, friends and co-workers greeted her during the award celebration on July 20, 2010.
Bly has been a dedicated member of the UIS admissions staff since January of 2006. She travels around central Illinois visiting local high schools and answering questions from future UIS students.
“We wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work,” said Kathryn Kleeman, assistant director of admissions.
Bly thanked those who showed up to support her and talked about the teamwork she enjoys at UIS.
“I love you guys all so much. You make working at UIS so fun and even though sometimes we have hard, long days having you guys around to commiserate makes all the while,” said Bly.
Bly was presented with a special parking spot for the month and will get some extra spending cash placed on her i-card.