Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Andrew Fitzpatrick thought he was on his way to a reception for his boss’s poetry contest when he walked into the PAC Restaurant and was named Employee of the Month for February 2011.
“They did a good job tricking me to come here and they got my wife to come and everything, which is good,” said Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick is a Systems Integrator for Information Technology Services. He has worked for UIS for the past two and a half years and is a graduate of the UIS Computer Science Department.
“He’s got a great attitude. It doesn’t matter what comes up, he’s always willing to jump in there and help get things fixed. It’s an honor to work with him and it’s also and honor to present him with this award,” said Tom Sidener, ITS assistant director of Software Applications and Database Support.
Fitzpatrick says the best part of working at UIS is the people, adding “they make it worth it to come here everyday.”
As Employee of the Month, Fitzpatrick will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on his i-card.