SCS Outstand Staff Awards, 2011-2012
Each year the SCS recognizes a few of our many outstanding staff for a special thank you.
Michelle Davis is Administrative Clerk in the SCS Business Office. One nominator writes she "has a very difficult job between the world of vendors and professors…" and "her work embodies the meaning of 'meritorious'". Another writes "She has done a truly outstanding job dealing with all of the changes in procurement and is always a helping hand to all in purchasing, with everything from small items to in the millions. She is truly an unsung hero at SCS."
Julie Sides is Office Manager in the Analytical Chemistry office. Her nominator writes "Analytical Chemistry Just Works. It’s because Julie knows the players, works hard, and has a heart. She has done enough psychological counseling of graduate students that she should be certified as a clinical psychologist." and "To the outside world, (Julie) is the voice, if not the face, of Illinois Analytical Chemistry."
SCS Outstand Staff Awards, 2012-2013
This year's staff awards recognize the following individuals:
Chad Stevens is Director of SCS Facilities and Safety. One nominator writes "Chad is an unsung hero that has kept these old facilities functional for staff and faculty for over 12 years. In his new role as Director of Facilities and Safety he continues to go over and beyond expectations." Another nominator writes "He is an outstanding contributor to our Department in so many ways." and "t is clear that he is strongly committed to doing all that he can to create an environment that is conducive to the pursuit of world class research."
Theresa Struss is an Office Support Specialist in the Inorganic, Materials and Physical Chemistry office. One nominator writes Theresa is "key to the success of IMP graduate student recruiting" and that she "goes way above and beyond the call of duty." Another writes that she performs her day-to-day service "in a highly professional, resourceful, respectful, and prompt way" and that "Theresa is one of the best employees of SCS and what makes this school so effective, respected, and successful."
LAS Academic Professional Awards, 2012-2013
These award nominees are evaluated in terms of achievement in work, personal, and professional contributions. The LAS Awards Committee, assisted by previous winners of this award, review and rank nominations, and final recommendations are approved by the Dean.