Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Karen Guthrie-Coleman is September EOM

As a Recruitment and Advising Coordinator for the Capital Scholars Honors ProgramKaren Guthrie-Coleman works one-on-one with students, following up with those who need assistance, speaking honestly with parents, all while being empathetic and caring. For the past two years, she has helped the Honors Program reach its large recruitment goals. For these reasons and more, Karen has been selected as the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for September 2014.

According to those who work with her, Karen always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, regardless of how much stress she may be experiencing. She advocates for UIS and makes herself available for anyone who needs help, going so far as to walk first-time visitors around campus in order to help them find their destination.

She also takes her work seriously, gaining the trust of parents and students, while helping others in her department with anything they need. "She is not only an asset to the Capital Scholars Honors Program, but more importantly to UIS. We are lucky to have her here," writes her supervisor.