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!
Michelle is always thinking about ways to improve advising on campus, both for students and advisors alike. She continually goes above and beyond her duties as Director of the Academic Advising Center. She truly cares about NIU!
For four years, Chris and the entire staff at Campus Child Care have been such an amazing part of our family. They don’t just look after my son all day, they teach him important lessons. They’ve taught him about colors, numbers and letters, how plants grow, what families look and act like, how to treat people kindly, using his words and actions to “fill others’ buckets.” It’s an incredible community of professionals and soon-to-be professionals over there, and I’m so thankful to each and every one of them for the amazing lessons they teach, and the patience and love they share with their students, especially my son. Thank you all for the amazing and difficult work you do.
Very few people are excellent in everything they do at work. Amanda Walsh, Director of Advising at CEET, is excellent! She helps students navigate their first semesters in a very demanding course of study in a clear, level-headed, honest manner to set them on the right path from the beginning. What a great way to start an engineering journey!
It’s important for those who purchase behave ethically, and NIU’s Procurement Services department believes it’s necessary. That’s why all members completed the Ethics Training the first week. Great job!
Amanda goes above and beyond her assigned duties. She doesn’t just advise the students, she cares about them. She comes in early and stays late and doesn’t do her job to get it done – she does it with compassion and heart! She truly cares! Our students are luck to have her!
Annette helps me navigate the ever changing procurement protocol. She does it with humor, enthusiasm and knowledge. She is always ready to help. Always, without fail. Our vendors say the same–she is helpful and works with them. What would we do without Annette? Thank you, Annette!
Sometimes it takes a little while to really find out the super skills of your fellow worker. Joe continues to surprise us – witty, passionate about his interests, quick learner, willing to pitch in, he is authentic and smart in everything and a great member of our team.
Nancy is someone who has so much talent, knowledge, experience, and organizational skill, she could run the office. I learn from her every day, not only about the job but about the world at large. I like that in people!
Debbie is super smart and fast! She’s the first one to help students, staff, faculty, and has a huge workload. She does the work of 3 people (and the pay of 1/2 a person – aaargh!) She is generous & has the biggest heart. She makes me smile every day.
Brad and his staff consistently go above and beyond to make sure that the campus and community are informed of important news, events, and initiatives despite their busy and unpredictable calendars. This week, Brad took a few minutes from his hectic schedule to coach my department through the Marketing and Communications Clearinghouse on the spur of the moment. Brad & Co. work hard to portray NIU in a positive light; their work is truly appreciated.