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Steve goes above and beyond on a daily basis. Serving on committees and working groups to help NIU create and maintain policies that have a significant student impact. While our students are Steve’s focus he is a true team player willing to help colleagues without hesitation. Thanks, Steve, for being a huskie that never quits; I am grateful that I have the opportunity to work with you!

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Date posted: March 3, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Steve Estes – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Matt Todd has just started his position as program assistant and coordinator of Music Education Licensure in the School of Music, and he is already making great contributions! Matt is organized, easy to work with and responsive. We are also proud to call him an NIU alum, as he graduated with his Music Education degree and taught elementary general music and high school marching and jazz band for several years before being hired in this position a few weeks ago.

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Date posted: March 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Matt Todd – School of Music

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Ms. Ong-McCarthy always goes above-and-beyond to assist me and my colleagues with our Quality Matters course development, as well as any technical issues we have in delivering our courses. She never hesitates to provide quality and professional help in response to each inquiry. She also has been a big help in our e-training programs for research purposes. Thank you for being a continued invaluable support to our work, Christiane!

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Date posted: March 1, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Christiane Ong-McCarthy – Health Studies

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Renee Page continually goes above and beyond expectations. She is willing to step into any situation that may happen in CLAS and do whatever she can to help or rectify the problem. The college would be lost without her hard work, ability to come up with solutions and professionalism.

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Date posted: February 24, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Renee Page – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Julie Patterson has provided her undergraduate students an outstanding way for them to go beyond their comfort zones and explore new talents by creating podcasts on “Raising Dietary Representation.” She serves as an excellent role model through encouraging innovative online engagement activities.

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Date posted: February 24, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Julie Patterson – Health Studies

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Kay, Kate and Nick, are doing the heavy lifting of pre-admissions’ transcript evaluations for the new Golden Apple Accelerators Program. This contract program will admit approximately 50 new graduate degree seeking students to the College of Education, initiate two new online degree programs, and provide new cash flows to the C&I and SEED academic departments. These successes could not be celebrated without the coordination and evaluation work done by these key staff members. Thanks Kay, Kate and Nick!

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Date posted: February 24, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Kay Caster, Kate Donohue and Nick Slicer – College of Education

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Kristin and the Child Development and Family Center staff have continued to provide their exceptional care for the students and families they care for, made even more difficult by COVID. They have not only had to manage university expectations for work, care, and health for the staff and the children, but have also had to maintain state/federal regulations as well. The task has been difficult at times, but Kristin and her staff have all managed to maintain their same level of care for their parents and their smallest customers. They have all truly represented what it means to be Huskies even during difficult times.

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Date posted: February 24, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Kristin Schulz and the Child Development and Family Center Staff

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Paul has assisted our department with the OnBase application we use. He’s not our regular point-person when issues arise with OnBase, but he certainly has been stepping up to help us make the workflow much more user-friendly. His helpfulness, expertise (and wit) are very much appreciated!

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Date posted: February 17, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Paul Watson – Division of Information Technology

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When I called the IT Helpdesk for assistance, Latrice knew exactly what to do to help with my situation. It was a pleasure to work with her and I appreciate her expertise and efficiency. Thank you, Latrice!

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Date posted: February 17, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Latrice Hudson – CVPA External Programs

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On a Friday night at 4:30 p.m., I needed to add a student to my course after 4 weeks so that over the weekend, they could get started on the first four weeks of work. Michael helped make that possible and even offered to watch his email over the weekend in case problems developed. I have had questions in the past and Michael has always been very receptive but in this case, I really needed to help this student and he happily made that possible even though it was very late in the day. Thanks, Michael, I appreciated the support!

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Date posted: February 17, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Michael Taylor- Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

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Rita went above and beyond by assisting students from a different department with N95 fit testing. Accommodating these students allowed for continuation towards timely graduation and maintenance of clinical partnerships. Thank you for being a team player!

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Date posted: February 15, 2021 | Author: | Comments Off on Rita Selig – College of Health and Human Sciences

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