Monday, November 21, 2011
Parking Operations Chief Clerk Teresa Seacrist thought she was on her way to help plan the Administrative Affairs holiday party, but instead found another party waiting for her in the PAC Restaurant.
Seacrist was named Employee of the Month for November 2011 during a special ceremony. She started working at UIS in October 2008 and helped start the Parking Operations Department on campus.
“She’s wonderfully pleasant to work with, she’s kind, she’s got a big heart, she almost makes getting a ticket worthwhile and fun,” said Dave Barrows, UIS associate chancellor for Administrative Affairs.
Co-workers praised Seacrist calling her a “joy to work with” and talked about her passion for her job and attention to detail.
“She’s a one woman shop, she’s very conscientious reconciling her accounts, learning that process, understanding, trying to do her very best and she’s made that process effortless,” said Julie Close, Administrative Affairs business manager.
Seacrist came to UIS after a career in real estate and knows she made the right choice to join the team.
“I feel like this is a wonderful family. I love being here. I’ve always said when I came here I felt like I won the lotto,” said Seacrist.
As Employee of the Month, Seacrist will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on her i-card.