Friday, October 28, 2011
Not many people help plan their own Employee of the Month party, but that was the case for Shawn Craig Shures, who thought her co-worker was receiving the award.
Shures walked into Mary Jane’s Café in Brookens Library cheering for her co-worker, Angie Harbison, but she soon figured out the surprise. Shures was named Employee of the Month for October 2011 in a room full of co-workers, friends, and family.
“I’m speechless and I talk for a living, so this is pretty good,” said Shures. “I love UIS, I love the Office of Graduate Intern Programs, I love working for the Center for State Policy and Leadership, I love everybody at UIS.”
Shures has worked as the Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment for the Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) program since 2004. She also worked for the office during the 1990s.
“In my opinion, Shawn is a champion for this campus. She is one of our unsung heroes, who works tirelessly for the benefit of the Office of Graduate Intern Programs, UIS, and the students and agencies we serve,” said Kim Hayden, former director of the GPSI program.
Hayden added, “Shures consistently exceeds expectations, in terms of her job knowledge and skills necessary to perform her job. She consistently demonstrates creativity and new ideas to improve the workflow for the program.”
As Employee of the Month, Shures will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on her i-card.