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Jan always goes above and beyond in her day to day activities and is constantly thinking of new ways to enhance student services through services and spaces provided by ResTech. Since Jan is retiring this week, we all want to thank her for being such a fantastic person to work with over the years!

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Date posted: April 27, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Jan Gerenstein – Housing & Dining

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Jan works tirelessly to improve the experiences of students living in our residence halls and even many outside of the halls. Jan’s hard work has impacted a countless number of students and they will never know it. For many years she has been an excellent leader and mentor to the student employees she supervises. I’m very sad to see her leave, but I wish her a relaxing, stress-free life beyond NIU.

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Date posted: April 27, 2016 | Author: | Comments Off on Jan Gerenstein – Housing & Dining

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Lauren is a grad assistant in the Office of Student Academic Success. She works so hard and is passionate about helping students. She has balanced grad school life as well as her job amazingly. She is willing to go the extra mile… She deserves an applaud!

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Date posted: November 13, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Lauren Swanson – Office of Student Academic Success

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If ever there was an EXPERT degree, Mia would get an A+! She is super in managing & training the entire engineering college. She has a phenomenal attention to detail, is a quick study, has excellent business skill, and doesn’t forget a thing!

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Date posted: November 12, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mia Hannon – CEET Business

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Gail is extremely professional with her phone and written contacts and communication with potential graduate students. She is patient and helps answer student questions even if those questions do not relate to the degree program. She is also willing to do extra tasks in the department to maintain the day-to-day efficiency in the work place.

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Date posted: November 11, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Gail Myers – Special and Early Education

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Recent changes in procurement rules make it necessary to have the contract with a vendor completed and the purchase order cut before service is rendered. This could have delayed some time-sensitive state licensing training classes. Thanks to Tiffany and Kari expediting the paperwork we’re able to get the training in and avoid additional fees from the State. In the present budget conditions every bit helps. Thank you for the interdepartmental cooperation.

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Date posted: November 11, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Tiffany Miller and Kari Larkin – University Legal Services and Contracts

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Laurie’s behind-the-scenes initiative to identify, research and reach out to students who applied to graduate in a prior semester/year, but were slightly short of graduating and no longer attending resulted in several graduation success stories. She is now an important part of those success stories.

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Date posted: November 10, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Laurie Sodaro – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Advising

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As the unofficial “Queen of Barsema Hall”, Pat always has a pulse of what is going on in the building. She is the go-to person when students, faculty and staff need something. She works hard to make sure activities and programs run well within the College of Business.

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Date posted: November 9, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Patricia Myers – College of Business

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Unfailingly helpful and cheerful when answering students’ questions. As cheerful at 4:30 PM as at 8 AM. Always goes above and beyond to help students.

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Date posted: November 6, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Tom Kapruan – Mathematical Sciences

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Sarah Klaper listens to conflict all day, every day, and yet she is always pleasant, witty and supportive of others. She is a model of balance. And she saved the mints when a pipe burst in HSC.

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Date posted: November 6, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Sarah Klaper – Ombudsperson

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Barb is a friendly face every single day at the register at Gilbert Hall. She greets students and faculty by name, shows the special features of the day to any newcomers, and is generally a job to be around. She is one of the best things about eating in Gilbert Hall!

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Date posted: November 6, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Barb – Gilbert Hall Dining

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Bess is a cheerful and helpful colleague in all circumstances. Although she has many responsibilities, she never declines a request for assistance – and does it with a graciousness and a beautiful smile.

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Date posted: November 5, 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Bess Fuertes – School of Art and Design

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