Monday, December 12, 2011
Kevin Zepp thought he was on his way to drop off cookies for an afternoon holiday party in the PAC Restaurant, but soon realized the party was for him! Zepp was named Employee of the Month for December 2011 during the celebration.
Since 2008, Zepp has worked as a Network Engineer in the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department at UIS. He’s responsible for networking, server support, IP phones, cable TV and many of the other IT services used on campus.
“He’s an incredible asset to the IT department, just invaluable. The wireless we all enjoy throughout campus, turn to Kevin, the Lync Server that’s up and running and testing right now, Kevin has taken the time and energy to make it work,” said Jamie Voyles, ITS Network Specialist II.
Zepp accepted the award in a room filled with friends and family. Many were wearing Star Trek masks featuring Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock. Guests also enjoyed a cake, which also featured his favorite television show.
“I’m totally surprised. I didn’t expect this at all, so thanks,” said Zepp.
He holds his bachelors degree from Bradley University and a masters in Computer Science from UIS.
As Employee of the Month, Zepp will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on his i-card.