Thursday, May 17, 2012

Julie Atwell is the May EOM

Julie Atwell is known for going out of her way to help others, whether they are students, faculty, staff, or community members. She is the only office support specialist for the English and History Departments assisting 24 faculty members.

Atwell was honored for her hard work and dedication on May 16 when she was named University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for May 2012. She was surprised by co-workers and friends during a reception in the second floor lobby of University Hall.

“She always responds professionally and is a mellow, tempering influence on those who need her expertise. She’s also one of the nicest people here on campus,” said one of her nominators.

Atwell has become an expert on course scheduling, assigning advisors, and employee reimbursement. Even with a growing workload, she is both dependable and accurate in the volume of work she produces.

“Julie is a wonderful employee. She has been steady and constant person in an often stressful situation,” said another nominator.

Outside of work, Julie is very active in her church and spends time during the summer working with teenagers on mission trips. She has worked at UIS since February of 1991.

As Employee of the Month, Atwell will receive a special parking spot for the month along with some extra spending cash on her i-card.