Cathy is always very willing to help with any HR or NIU policy question. If she does not know the answer she will find the answer or tell you where you can go to find the answer. She is always pleasant when you ask questions. She returns calls and e-mail quickly and cheerfully. She is a true asset to the college and university.
Dan is invaluable to the School of Music for his extensive knowledge and know-how, his mentoring of students, his incredible work ethic, and the high quality of his multi-faceted work as Head of Recording Services. Dan and his crew are a model of excellence and efficiency. Not only do we get first-rate recordings and webcasts of our performances, Dan is a forward thinker who keeps us relevant as 21st-century creative artists and teachers.
Jelmir is a connector of people. She has a cool head and a warm heart and goes out of her way to welcome everyone. She listens! works hard under the radar & makes people laugh out loud.
Abbey stepped in to head the Music Library just before fall semester started. Already she is proving a very effective advocate for libraries, and she is meeting challenges with pragmatic and innovative ideas and undaunted spirit. We are fortunate to have her here.
Marsha and Marcy are two very friendly and helpful people in the NIU bookstore. Our department is always late with book orders, however, they never complain, are always understanding and willing to help. I want to express my appreciation for their helpful attitude which makes my life easier. Thank you ladies.
I have not been at the institution long, but I have been so impressed by the commitment and visionary thinking of Dr. Elish-Piper. She truly cares about the faculty, staff and students, not only in the COE, but across campus. She is a wonderful example and I have appreciated her leadership.
Beatrice works very hard for our department with professionalism. As the only office manager in a department whose student body is more than 500, she is the person who gets everything to work smoothly. She is an indispensable asset to the department! Thank you for everything you do for faculty and students!
Dr. Otieno really cares about students here and everywhere! Through his association with Engineers Without Borders, he teaches engineering students to give back & do good in the world. He is a kind, compassionate, friendly professor who walks the talk and includes everyone.
Being a new employee can be very exciting and comforting with the right support from a co-worker. Debbie Gutierrez has been very patient and informative and a great mentor during my departmental transition. She also adds laughter to our work days.
Chris always has a smile on his face. He is very friendly and goes out of his way to help in any way he can.
Health Insurance is complicated, keeps changing, and is necessary for everyone. Carole Drennan knows insurance, and through challenging times, is smart, knowledgeable, and informative, keeping the best interests of our students to heart. Kudos, Carole!
Whenever Sam walks by my office, he stops to say hello. A small thing? When someone smiles at you first, you feel validated and welcomed. Sam goes out of his way to help me set up for events, to make the building sparkle, and jumps in at the end of his shift when he could easily head out the door. Thank you Sam!