Employee of the Month
March 8, 2013
Grete Graf, office Support Specialist in the Office of the Chancellor, is the recipient of the March Employee Recognition Award. Ms. Graf was nominated for the award by Kim Durr, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor.
Grete has worked at SIUE and in the Chancellor’s Office since July 2009 and, since day one, has contributed greatly to the efficiency, productivity, and all around positive atmosphere of the office. She is the consummate professional with a high degree of integrity as well as grace under pressure. Grete is quick to accept new challenges and handles them with apparent ease; her problem-solving skills are epic!
In addition to her exceptional individual office abilities, Grete does an outstanding job of supporting her office team. She has earned the respect of all her co-workers and is very quick to offer assistance and to act as a resource for others. She maintains a calm, cool and collected demeanor even when faced with multiple deadlines and requests. In addition, as the office’s student worker supervisor, Grete serves as a mentor by exemplifying effectiveness, accuracy and collegiality, giving students an excellent example upon which to model their own professional abilities.
Grete serves in a supporting role to several key committees on campus and is very well-respected by those committee memberships. Her contributions include not only administrative support, but also historical knowledge as she is very skilled at retrieving information that is important to planning of current and future University initiatives.
While she is consistently outwardly focused when it comes to supporting the Chancellor’s Office team, part of that support depends on her pursuit of self-improvement as related to her individual skills and knowledge. Grete has taken the initiative to promote her professional skills through both courses directly relating to her office tasks as well as those that are relevant to her academic studies. In all areas, Grete enhances the image of the SIUE Chancellor’s Office and we are exceptionally lucky to have her as a part of the SIUE family.
I am blessed to work with so many wonderful people, both in my office and in other departments across campus. Special thanks to Chancellor Furst-Bowe and Kim Durr for all their support! I have enjoyed my time thus far at “the e” and it is a privilege to be part of the team!
Please join us in congratulating Grete Graf as the Employee of the Month on Monday, March 18th at 11:00am in Chancellor’s Office Suite, Rendleman Hall 3316.
You can also send Grete a congratulatory email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Questions or comments should be directed to LaToya Scroggins at email@example.com or ext 2127.
Benefits and Wellness Fair
March 7, 2013
SAVE THE DATE!!
The annual Employee Benefits and Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is held in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Walk and the Staff Senate BBQ.
|This year’s Fair will be held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center.|