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Linda Yates – Department of Biological Sciences

April 19, 2021

Linda has been a constant supportive presence, especially over the last year, in keeping the Department of Biological Sciences open, operational and functional. Her highly energetic, collaborative and positive personality, not to mention her pro-active and empathetic spirit, has allowed our research and teaching programs to endure and thrive safely during the pandemic. Linda often selflessly tends to pressing issues in the evening and on weekends when necessary, to ensure that the faculty and students are supported, especially in emergent situations. She does so in spite of attending to a busy home life. Maintenance of an aging building and fleet of equipment and its constant litany of repairs requires diligence and attention to detail; qualities that Linda brings to her position. She loves NIU and the people who comprise it – and it shows in her dedication. We are lucky to have her.
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