Millikin University - Decatur, IL
October 2009- Sarah May

DATE: November 3, 2009
TO: Campus Community
FROM: President Douglas E. Zemke

It is a pleasure to accept the recommendation of the Employee Recognition Committee that Sarah Maybe honored as Employee of the Month for October 2009. Sarah May began working at Millikin University as the Assistant Technical Director in Kirkland Fines Arts Center September 16, 2002. Effective July 1, 2005, Sarah assumed the newly created position of Assistant Technical Director and Production Manager in both Kirkland Fine Arts Center and the Department of Theatre and Dance.

The Employee Recognition Committee received very compelling support for Sarah's nomination, including the following comments:

"Sarah works tirelessly and cheerfully for both the Theatre & Dance department as well as for KFAC. For instance, when Aston was assigned as the (seclusion) building for students with H1N1 and evacuation of theatre spaces in Aston happened, Sarah worked with the campus scheduler, theatre faculty, and theatre students to get everyone settled in new spaces as quickly and painlessly as possible. This would not have happened nearly as fast or efficient without Sarah's huge efforts. Things that might have fallen through the cracks, such as getting the theatre students new rehearsal spaces that very day of the evacuation of Aston, were taken care of. The students know that they can go to Sarah for help and support. This department could not function with Sarah May!"

"She coordinates the calendar for the College of Fine Arts. Because of her careful efforts we are able to keep juggling many events and rehearsals and meetings without overlap or conflict. Whenever I have a question about the schedule or need to add an event, I go immediately to Sarah for information because I know that she will be current on what is going on. She may be behind the scenes in all that she does, but it is her quiet efficiency and creativity that helps us in the Theatre Department stay on task in a coordinated manner."

"While I hope Sarah feels appreciated, I'm sure we don't say it often enough. Sarah has held her position for several years without formal recognition of how much she does to keep us up and running as smoothly as possible. She does this with a pleasant personality and a great deal of patience for which I am personally grateful. I hope you too recognize her contribution to this campus and will name her Employee of the Month."

Please join us in congratulating Sarah on being honored as your October 2009 Employee of the Month.

The Employee Recognition Committee thanks you for your enthusiastic support in submitting nominations for employee of the month. We look forward to honoring more dedicated and hardworking employees each month. Nominations may be submitted for any full-time Millikin staff or professional employee (but not faculty) with a minimum of six months service via email to any of the committee members.

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL