Employee of the Month

In 2010, IUPUC began a tradition of recognizing one outstanding employee each month to show appreciation for his or her dedication and effectiveness. 

  • Employees are nominated by their supervisors and other staff members.
  • The vice chancellor and dean seeks consensus from division and department heads for each nomination. 
  • If more than one nominee has support by that group for the same month, the vice chancellor determines the sequencing of the nominees for a three-month period.

To view previous recipients of this recognition, explore these links:

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Denise Jennings said about Cynthia Scott:

A few months ago, Cynthia Scott enthusiastically took on the task of creating academic advising reports (AAR’s) as part of the process of creating degree maps for IUPUC knowing that much of this work was going to occur during times when she was already busy managing conferral of degrees, VA paperwork, and classroom scheduling.  Cynthia worked diligently the last few months to meet a strict deadline and is MORE than on target; the work for many of our degree programs is nearing completion.  Cynthia has done this without complaint or frustration and has, in fact, expressed high levels of excitement about the task and her accomplishments within the process.  While we may not understand the enthusiasm this task has invoked, please help me in congratulating Cynthia on being the August Employee of the Month.  Please also help me in thanking her for doing this much needed work!

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Sandra Miles said about Dianna Peters:

Dianna is a joy to work with.  She is always very helpful and engaging whether she is greeting at the main entrance reception area, working with our AES students, or scheduling confidential counseling sessions.  I am so happy to have someone like her on the Student Affairs team!

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Brian Trivett said about Brandi Rund:

Brandi has hit the ground running since she started working at IUPUC and has not stopped yet.  She continually goes the extra mile in assisting anyone with a technical issue.  She has never been afraid to step up and take on new challenges, even if she is unfamiliar with the process.  Each and every time she delivers on her commitments and leaves people in a better place than they were before she visited.  She has stepped into groups above and beyond her job requirement and has excelled in all that she does.
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Brenda Vogel said about Marsha VanNahmen:

She is always ready and willing to help.  She’s taken on many different jobs the past few months to help IUPUC with some unassigned responsibilities.  She is always organized and on top of issues, keeping people directed and on task.  She has helped Development tremendously with events – organized, creative, understands quality, thorough.  She also helps keep grant teams on task and time with her organizational skills.
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Debbie Winikates said about Audrey Scott:

Audrey Scott has consistently provided support to UCOL well beyond her position description of Testing Center Proctor.  Last Fall, when UCOL started preparing for two of our colleagues to be out on maternity leave at about the same time and both during the December/January new student orientation sessions, Audrey began preparing to step in and carry out Jessi Penn’s work as well as her own (as a part time employee!).  She stretched herself and her time to the max to keep UCOL operating and to pull off the orientation days without any mishaps.  She cheered us all on during the winter holidays and jump-started the new year for us with smiles and assurances.  She is a wonderful member of the UCOL team, someone who cares about students and cares about colleagues, and who rolls up her sleeves with a smile when the going gets tough.
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Paul Burris said about Facilities Team:

The Facilities Team has done an outstanding job this winter. With record snowfall, our maintenance staff removed snow, swept, and scraped sidewalks of snow and ice. Parking spaces were cleared for our students and staff before morning light so that IUPUC could safely have classes. On some of the worst days you could find the team pulling cars from snow banks and jumping dead batteries. Our custodial staff swept the carpets, mopped floors, and removed salt residue from the building. This kept the overall appearance of the building looking clean and welcoming. The hard work that this team has done has not been easy.  While campus was closed, these IUPUC team members showed up and went above their call. I am very proud to be part of such a great group of unselfish and hardworking people. Their attitudes have never faltered. Their positive approach to get the job done is easily seen throughout the campus. I feel that the Facilities Team most certainly deserves this distinction of Employees of the Month.

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George Towers said about Matthew Springmeyer:

I have found Matt to be an exceptionally dedicated colleague. He masters a very diverse array of duties, routinely takes on additional tasks, and fits his schedule to meet IUPUC’s needs. He works very well with staff and faculty alike and is very responsive to student needs. IUPUC is very fortunate to have Matt and he would be very difficult to replace.

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Beth Sharer said about Carrie Shaver:

Carrie takes on new job duties with enthusiasm. She has completed additional training in order to help staff our Simulation Center. She is an advocate for the traditional students she advises and has initiated appreciative advising with them. She took on the update to our website along with many other additional tasks and produces quality work. Carrie maintains a positive attitude and welcomes constructive feedback. It is with great pleasure that I nominate Carrie for this recognition.