It is a pleasure to accept the recommendation of the Employee Recognition Committee that Connie Magoulias be honored as Employee of the Month for December 2011.
Connie began working at Millikin as a Secretary in Admissions on February8, 1991. She became Application Specialist effective July 1, 2008. The Employee Recognition Committee received very compelling support for Connie's nomination, including the following comments:
"I have been the Chicago based regional representative in the Admission Office for32 years...which means I call the office at least three times a day for assistance with regards to applications, transcripts, test scores, etc. Never has Connie not helped me in a courteous, pleasant and extremely supportive way...if she can't get the answer to my question immediately, she calls me back within 24 hours...every time. It is an absolute pleasure to work with all of our support staff, but Connie is my 'go to' person. She never disappoints. She also is outstanding when 'manning' the front desk in Gorin, always welcoming visitors professionally and happily. I most enthusiastically recommend her as Employee of the Month!"
"Connie Magoulias is my definition of the fact that big things come in small packages. She packs lots of energy and spirit in all things Millikin. I like that about her. I highly recommend her nomination for December 2011 Employee of the Month."
"Connie is our admission specialist in the Office of Admission and the title doesn't give her enough credit- for those outside the realm of admission, [in] this semester alone Connie has already processed the amount of applications in one semester that we have seen in a year's time in prior years. Needless to say, she has been one busy gal!!! Not only has she been busy but 100% on top of the task, and if it were not for her this office would crash!!"
"I forgot. I forgot until I saw Connie Magoulias driving to work at 6:45 a.m. that there are people in this world who don't have to be asked to work hard. 'Leaving kind of early these days,' I said to her. 'It's just that time of year,' she responded. Connie never has to be asked to do a little more or to push a little harder. She is just the kind of person that has an unbelievable work ethic. Please take the time to recognize Connie for her humble dedication to Millikin, for her unending effort and diligence to her work. Without the work that she does, Millikin would suffer greatly. I know that I work hard at my job, but Connie sets a standard that I cannot match even if I tried."
"Connie is the application specialist for all undergraduate applications that come into the institution. She has processed as many this semester as we have had on average in a year. She has spent countless hours assuring these applications are in our system and are accurate. The rest of our office could not be successful without her hard work and tenacity. She deserves this recognition along with a well deserved break!"
Congratulations, Connie, on such a well-deserved honor!
Millikin University would like to thank the area businesses that donated gifts for the Employee of the Month. This month’s donors included the following: The National Bird Feeding Society, Bronze Man Books, Aramark Dining Services, Dairy Queen, Papa Murphy’s, University Dogs, Disc Replay, Peerless Cleaners, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Texas Roadhouse, Follett Bookstore, Carlos O’Kelly’s, Lock Stock & Barrel, Millikin University Department of Theatre & Dance, Millikin University Marketing Department, and Millikin University Alumni & Development Center.