Thursday, February 04, 2016

Eric Needham is named the 2015 UIS Employee of the Year

Mailing Equipment Operator Eric Needham has been named the 2015 Employee of the Year at the University of Illinois Springfield. He was honored during an annual reception on February 3, 2016 in the Sangamon Auditorium Lobby.

Needham is known for a tremendous work ethic, reliability, and a friendly, engaging demeanor. One nominator describes him as "one of the nicest employees on campus."

One of the qualities most acknowledged by his colleagues is that he does what he can to make their jobs easier. His supervisor writes, "If there is something that needs to be done, Eric will do it, or volunteer to do it, even though it may be outside the scope of his duties. He wants to make sure I'm taking my days off before he takes any vacation."

Needham demonstrates the qualities UIS encourages of its employees.

During the awards presentation, UIS Chancellor Susan J. Koch praised the employees for their dedication and work.

"To those award winners this year, thanks for all you do, and thanks for setting an example for all of us," she said.

The Employee of the Year gets a check for $500, plus a special parking spot for the entire year.

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