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Employee of the Month
July 11, 2013

Jennifer Barnhart, Research Associate, Illinois Educational Research Council, is the recipient of the July Employee Recognition Award. Mrs. Barnhart was nominated for the award by Eric Lichtenberger, Associate Director for Research.

Ever since I had the opportunity to supervise Mrs. Barnhart, I have witnessed her dedication to the Illinois Education Research Council, as well as the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community as a whole. Mrs. Barnhart is able to balance numerous and wide-ranging responsibilities in a professional and efficient manner. She provides top notch research support with to everyone at the IERC, in addition to other researchers, faculty, and staff from SIUE. Above and beyond her work ethic, her positive attitude is somewhat contagious in the office. Mrs. Barnhart does not shy away from difficult work and is always willing to lend a hand or provide words of encouragement.

~Eric Lichtenberger, Associate Director, Illinois Education Research Council

Since my arrival at SIUE I have been continually amazed at the high workload Jennifer undertakes, the quality of her work, and her commitment to the unit and to SIUE. She always has a wonderful attitude and professional demeanor. Jennifer is one of the most efficient, helpful, and talented individuals I have worked with. I feel so lucky to have her on our staff.

~Janet Holt, Executive Director, Illinois Education Research Council

Mrs. Barnhart’s contributions at the IERC have been pivotal in enhancing the research profile of the Center and in creating a cooperative environment between our two offices. Mrs. Barnhart is a skilled team member with expertise in research support technologies and activities. Mrs. Barnhart’s unerring friendliness and professional demeanor contribute to a positive working environment. Mrs. Barnhart not only shows tremendous patience and generosity, she also demonstrates a willingness to improve professional knowledge across the institution.

~Jerry B. Weinberg, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School

I’d like to thank my supervisor, Eric Lichtenberger, for taking the time to do the paperwork to nominate me and those who supported my nomination (you know who you are!). I am indeed honored. Over the past 10+ years, the staff of the IERC has been supportive of my work, has challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone, and allowed me and my position to grow. For all of this, I am truly blessed.

~ Jennifer Barnhart, Recipient

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer Barnhart as the Employee of the Month on Friday July 19th at 10:30 am in Room 0107 Alumni Hall.

You can also send Jennifer a congratulatory email at jebarnh@siue.edu .

Questions or comments should be directed to LaToya Scroggins at lscrogg@siue.edu or ext 2127.

Employee of the Month
June 12, 2013

Summer Murphy, Benefits Counselor, Office of Human Resources, is the recipient of the June Employee Recognition Award. Mrs. Murphy was nominated for the award by Jayne Defend, Associate Director, Office of Human Resources.

Summer works as a Benefits Counselor in Human Resources and performs this function very well. Summer handles a multitude of Benefits tasks, but most importantly she oversees FMLA Administration for the university. In doing so, she is involved with a large volume of confidential and sensitive information about employees and their families. Summer is respectful and discreet about these matters. She is kind, considerate and compassionate to our employees and is always helpful.

Summer is also the lead person for our annual Benefits Fair. She is organized and a good team leader and makes the event such a success.  She plans, communicates, and coordinates with many different vendors and campus departments. She does a good job too about keeping others updated on the many different moving parts.

Summer likes to perform well on everything she completes and that really shows. Overall, she is such a positive person to work with and we are fortunate to have her in Human Resources. She is engaged in her position and really excels at it!

~Jayne Defend

I've been a part of the SIUE community since 2000 when I first arrived as a student.  SIUE holds a special place for me as a student and an employee, and I have enjoyed working here for the past five years.  We have a great team of employees in Human Resources.  I want to give a special shout out to the Benefits Staff and the Frappuccino Group.

Thank you for my nomination and this honor!

~Summer Murphy

Please join us in congratulating Summer Murphy as the Employee of the Month on Wednesday June 19th at 10:30am in the Office of Human Resources.

You can also send Summer a congratulatory email at summurp@siue.edu.

Questions or comments should be directed to LaToya Scroggins at lscrogg@siue.edu or ext 2127.

Employee of the Month
May 20, 2013

Sherie Gottlob, Office Support Associate at the School of Dental Medicine, is the recipient of the May Employee Recognition Award. Ms. Gottlob was nominated for the award by Dr. Poonam Jain, Director, Community Dentistry.

Ms. Sherie Gottlob has worked as the Administrative Assistant for the sections of Community Dentistry and Practice Management for over five years now. Ms.Gottlob is an extremely organized, dedicated, sincere and balanced individual. She is exceptionally reliable and once she sets her mind to a task, does not stop till it is completed and completed well. In spite of the numerous responsibilities Sherie has in her role, she is never overwhelmed. She has been a great asset to the Section of Community Dentistry. She is highly motivated, yet quiet and very calm. She is very well mannered and has a wonderful personality. Sherie displays: maturity, compassion, an eagerness to learn and always greets students, fellow workers and faculty with a smile.

Sherrie has helped organize the Community Dentistry activities that students participate in. She was instrumental in digitizing the feedback we seek from public school teachers and administrators of schools where our dental students make oral health presentations. Sherie has also helped obtain and organize feedback from our students on each Community Dentistry event they participate in. She assists me in searching for new, validated teaching tools for promoting oral health to various populations. These are just a few examples of the ways in which Ms.Gottlob has helped the section of Community Dentistry. Sherie routinely goes above and beyond her responsibilities to facilitate students in accomplishing Community Dentistry activities and in ensuring the smooth running of our programs.

~Dr. Poonam Jain

I would like to say a big Thank You to Dr. Poonam Jain for nominating me for this award honor. It is truly a great experience working for her and Dr. Keith Dickey in my sections of Community Dentistry and Practice Management at the School of Dental Medicine. In my job covering both sections I get to interact with all of our students and it’s great to work with them throughout their time spent here from first year dental students to graduating dentists! We have such a great working environment here I have been blessed with “landing” in our fantastic department!

~Sherie Gottlob

The Recognition Ceremony for Sherie Gottlob – SIUE May Employee of the Month will be held; Friday May 31st @ 9:00am at the School of Dental Medicine Building 286.

Please join us in congratulating Sherie Gotlob as the Employee of the Month.

You can also send Sherie a congratulatory email at sgottlo@siue.edu.  

Questions or comments should be directed to LaToya Scroggins at lscrogg@siue.edu or ext 2127.

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