It is my pleasure to announce that Gwen Davis has been selected as Employee of the Month for February 2012! Gwen began working at Millikin on December 1, 1999, as the Office Manager in the Career Center. She was promoted to Employment Advisor on July 1, 2000, then became the Assistant Director in the Career Center on June 1, 2005. On January 17, 2011, Gwen transferred to the Human Resources Department, where she serves as the University's Benefits Manager/HR Representative.
The Employee Recognition Committee received sincere and compelling recommendations from Gwen's colleagues, including the following comments:
"I would like to nominate Gwen Davis as the February Employee of the Month. Gwen is such a wonderful person to work with. She is one of the most courteous, pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable employees at MIllikin. She definitely deserves the award!"
"I'd like to recommend Gwen Davis for Employee of the Month. Gwen is such a wonderfully welcoming and professional presence in the HR office. I know, too, from observing that she's able to answer a lot of questions that would otherwise require Diane or Tammy to drop other work to address."
"Gwen is always professional and pleasant. I know she has a lot to do and yet she is always cordial and welcoming. She is a great addition to the HR staff."
"I would like to nominate Gwen Davis for Employee of the Month. Gwen is always friendly and very helpful. She keeps a very calm approach to any situation and follows up to keep me informed. Gwen learned the details of benefits very quickly with her role in HR. If she does not know the answer to a question, she will find out and respond the same day. Gwen goes out of her way to make sure my questions are fully answered and seems genuinely concerned about helping everyone. She's been a great addition to the HR team."
"Gwen Davis is always cheerful and kind. She takes extra care to make new employees feel welcome and to orient them to the Millikin life. Gwen works hard and has put forth extra effort to learn as much as possible about her job and duties."
"I would like to nominate Gwen Davis. She has only been in her position for one year, but has taken the challenges of learning the job with enthusiasm. If she doesn't know how to do something, she will seek the answer. She is always upbeat --an employee who is diligent, devoted and dependable. She is the first person visitors see when they come to campus seeking employment. Visitors realize quickly [that] the MIllikin staff are friendly, helpful and a good representation of Millikin. She listens and always tries to put a positive light on whatever is happening. Millikin is very lucky tohave an employee who is devoted to helping all of the employees at Millikin."
"Gwen transferred to Human Resources from the Career Center in January of 2011. Gwen's previous experience with student interviewing skills certainly was a plus, but it was her known professional work ethic that was most appealing to us, and she has not disappointed us. Gwen jumped in with both feet learning the benefits side of HR. She takes on new tasks with enthusiasm and handles all situations in a pleasant, professional manner. She goes out of her way to assist in any way that she can. Gwen is a great asset to Human Resources and Millikin University."
Millikin wishes to thank the following area businesses for their donations for this month's Employee of the Month: DISC Replay, Lock Stock & Barrel, Peerless Cleaners, Texas Roadhouse, Papa Murphy's, Dairy Queen, University Dogs, Carlos O'Kelly's, Follett Bookstore, Bronze Man Books, Kirkland Fine Arts Center, Millikin University Marketing Department, Millikin University Alumni and Development Center, and the Millikin University Department of Theatre and Dance.