Defined by seven criteria of professional excellence—leadership, performance, loyalty and commitment, professional and personal development, customer service, teamwork, and initiative—the Superior Performance Award was created to identify and acknowledge the outstanding efforts of non-negotiated civil service and administrative and professional employees with at least five years of consecutive service to EIU.
The program is a three year pilot and is currently in its second year. Winners of the Superior Performance Award receive $500 and are honored at an awards ceremony where they are presented with a plaque and publicly recognized for their outstanding contributions to the university. Ten employees were honored last year at a ceremony held in the Atrium of the Tarble Arts Center on June 27, 2013. The ten awardees for this year are: Cathy Ashmore with ITS, Sandy Black with Housing & Dining, Beverly Cruse with Booth Library Media Services, Carol Dhom with Kinesiology & Sports Studies , Lori Henderson with the Graduate School, Karen Johnson with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dennis Malak with the College of Arts & Humanities, Billie Rawlings with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Janie Steber with Academic Advising, and Cathy Thomas with Research & Sponsored Programs. Congratulations to our winners and many thanks for your contributions! What makes us different is you!
The Superior Performance Award Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 10-11 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. University Union. If you would like to attend the ceremony to honor the 2014 awardees, please go to http://www.eiu.edu/ ~humanres/sparsvp.php to RSVP for the event. Even if you don’t attend, be sure to congratulate your colleagues on receiving this accolade.