Millikin University - Decatur, IL
September 2009- Danielle Fields

DATE: October 1, 2009
TO: Campus Community
FROM: President Douglas E. Zemke

Danielle Fields, September Employee of the Month

It is a pleasure to accept the recommendation of the Employee Recognition Committee that Danielle Fields be honored as Employee of the Month for September 2009. Danielle began working at Millikin University on February 21, 2005 as the Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Finance and Business in the Business Office. Effective October 1, 2007, Danielle transferred from Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Finance and Business to Accounts Payable Clerk in Fiscal Operations, and as of January 20, 2009 Danielle assumed the position of Payroll Clerk.

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

“Danielle has done a wonderful job of covering different departments, as well as other jobs, when co-workers were on leave...Danielle is a very busy person, but manages to get it all done and does it very well at that! She makes sure we get paid. . .and for that, I am sure we are all happy!”

“Danielle actively exemplifies Millikin's mission every day. She is always friendly and willing to help employees, students, and families, even when the task doesn't directly relate to her position. Danielle willingly learns new skills and improvises whenever necessary. She thinks about issues outside of her own area to help students and employees to the fullest. Her colleagues truly appreciate all she does for Millikin every day.”

“Danielle does an amazing amount of work; she is always helpful and treats people with patience and kindness. She has taught me a number of processes/duties within the business office. Without her help my job would have been so much more difficult.”

“For years, Danielle has gone above and beyond in the Business Office. Especially in the past year - she's taken on a full load that most people would break under. I know it's not easy for her to carry such a weight but she never fails to amaze me! She's a perfectionist who takes her job very seriously and rarely makes a mistake...and when she does - she's the first to admit it and goes about correcting the issue as quickly as possible! I honestly believe Danielle is the epitome of what an Employee of the Month should be and I think the honor is long over due!”

“Danielle is one of the hardest working people on campus...Danielle is the face of the Business Office. No matter how busy she is, she will take the time to answer your questions in a professional manner...Clearly she deserves to be the Employee of the Month.”

“Danielle's work is superior and she is my "go-to" person if I ever need assistance with budget or student payroll issues. She has been essentially working two positions combined now for over a year...Danielle is truly a great example of living a life full of ‘meaning and value.’"

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

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