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D. Kries, January Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month
January 22, 2015

Dave Kries, Carpenter in the Department of Facilities Management is the recipient of the January Employee Recognition Award. Dave was nominated by Dr. Emmanuel, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

“Dave is one of those fine and distinguished staff members who clearly stands out from the rest of the crowd.  I have known and observed Dave in multiple roles, and in each of those roles, he has impressed me and others with his Cougar spirit, “can do” attitude, sense of collegiality, and his commitment to EXCELLENCE!

Dave exemplifies and demonstrates, on a daily basis, our core values: Excellence in all that he does; Citizenship in all of his volunteer roles with Kimmel; Inclusiveness in all of his commitment to the “We Are One” campaign; Integrity in all of his collaboration and coordination; and finally Wisdom in his maturity and years of commitment to SIUE, and that what makes Cougar Nation a special place.”

 -  Dr. Emmanuel, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

“I have been given the fortunate privilege to have included in my area of responsibility the supervision of Dave Kries, a University Carpenter.  I concur with the insightful observation and timely recommendation of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Narbeth Emmanuel, as he paused for a moment to justly acknowledge, recognize, and nominate for possible consideration, the selection of Dave Kries as a candidate for Employee of the Month.  Dave’s daily actions are those of cooperation and teamwork.  He has demonstrated selflessly a willingness to serve others.   He has confirmed in numerous job assignments, a readiness to take on challenging duty tasks requiring accurate precision and great attention to detail.   Dave’s actions are always accomplished with a humble and quiet demeanor; as he would never toot his own horn.  

 I don’t believe I would be amiss by saying that I speak for the entire Facilities Management Team in saying, “Congratulations, Dave Kries, indeed a well deserving employee.”

-  Janice LaRiviere, Assistant Director Facilities Management

Please join us in congratulating Dave Kries as the Employee of the Month on Thursday, January 29th at 2:00 pm in the Purchasing Conference Room (Room1018A) in Supporting Services.

You can also send Dave a congratulatory email to

Questions or comments should be directed to Deb Talbot at or ext. 3642.

L. Miller, October Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month
December 12, 2014

Jackie Warren, Community Director in the Department of University Housing is the recipient of the December Employee Recognition Award. Jackie was nominated by Alexandria White, Community Director and Vicky Dean, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Residential Education from the Department University Housing.

“Jackie always goes above and beyond in everything she works on. Jackie always provides the utmost level of care and concern directly with the residents, but also in following up with colleagues. She has impeccable documentation skills, and works with campus constituents such as the police, counseling, the Dean of Students and more to ensure that residents’ needs are met. Jackie is always willing to take on more to ensure our department is excelling, in addition to developing her own professional skill set. This year she has worked on several endeavors to promote cultural diversity in our department that will benefit our staff as well as our residents.”

Vicky Dean, Assistant Director of Residence Life for Residential Education in the Department of University Housing

“Jackie has been the ideal colleague, supervisor and mentor. She has a wonderful work ethic and has been a positive campus and department leader. As a professional in University Housing, she demonstrates a high degree of dedication by creating intentional programs for residents. Not only does she create programs but also attends them which is often held after business hours. Jackie is dedicated to helping upper-class students succeed, for the previous 2 years she has volunteered her time to meet with First Year Students who are at risk of leaving the university through University Housing’s MapWorks initiative. Due to Jackie’s hard work and engaging programs the overall learning for students in University Housing has improved.” 

Alexandria White, Community Director in the Department of University Housing

 “Wow, what an awesome surprise!  I am very honored to be chosen for this recognition.  I am beyond blessed to work with so many passionate, fun-loving, and committed professionals at SIUe, who encourage me on my journey.  This is truly a great place to work and an institution that puts the students first, which makes coming to work a rewarding experience every day. A special thank you to Alexandria White and Vicky Dean for nominating me and always inspiring me to be the best housing professional that I can be.”

Jackie Warren, Community Director in the Department of University Housing

Please join us in congratulating Jackie Warren as the Employee of the Month on Monday, December 15th at 1:00 pm in Evergreen Hall Multi-Function Room.

You can also send Jackie a congratulatory email at

Questions or comments should be directed to Deb Talbot at or ext. 3642.

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