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SHOUT OUTS!

Welcome to the Eastern Illinois University Shout Out Page. Staff Senate initiated this page to support and boost the morale of all EIU employees and promote a positive campus spirit. “Shout Outs” are a public recognition of thanks or appreciation. We want to give recognition to the great works done by many individuals, departments, and others, on a day-to-day basis.

We encourage you to use the Shout Out submission form to acknowledge and recognize a fellow employee. To create a Shout Out, please click on the ‘Make a Shout Out’ tab and log in using your Net Id and Password. Once the Shout Out form is submitted, a moderator will review and then proudly display your submission on the Shout Out page. Random submissions will also be posted on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.

This page was created in memory of UPD officer Harold Harris.



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Anonymous
To Carla Nelson on Jan 16, 2020 #

Carla constantly goes above and beyond! She is always willing to assist others, when she can, and follows up, even if she is unable to help. She has even offered to explore matters to find out where an issue might be. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PROFESSIONALISM AND KINDNESS - YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Marita Metzke
MM
To Chad Franks on Jan 09, 2020 #

ENORMOUS THANKS to Chad Franks for helping the Academy of Lifelong Learning update the SP20 Program Guide in Adobe InDesign.  Our student graphic designer was away and a few corrections were needed before the electronic version could be shared.  WITH GREAT APPRECIATION, THANK YOU.

Anonymous
To Carla Nelson on Jan 06, 2020 #

Whenever I work with Carla it's a pleasure. She works hard to make sure the issue is cared for.  I appreciate all the hard work she does with her office and willingness to help and answer my many questions.  Thanks for all you do Carla. 

Michael Murray
MM
To Sandra King on Dec 05, 2019 #

Sandy has one of the greatest "can do/will do" attitudes I have ever seen.  Her graphic designer skills are outstanding, and she has shown miraculous "turn around" time for getting projects completed when urgently needed.  Sandy routinely goes "above and beyond the call of duty."  Thank you, Sandy!  You are a true asset to EIU, particularly your home department--intercollegiate athletics.

Anonymous
To Sarah Frye on Nov 18, 2019 #

Sarah's customer service skills ROCK! She is always so helpful on the phone and always willing to figure out any problems that might arise with the payroll and always comes back with a prompt answer to my many questions.

Shawn Schultz
SS
To Gabriel Grant on Nov 11, 2019 #

A huge shoutout to Dr. Gabe Grant for assisting and taking the lead on many of our Open House efforts/initiatives  While it takes a combined team effort, because of Dr. Grant's continued vision and leadership, the School of Technology has been highly successful in marketing and drawing attention to our four new undergraduate programs. Keep up the incredible work Dr. Grant!  

Richard Roberts
RR
To Wendy Lane on Nov 06, 2019 #

Wendy Lane is the Office Manager in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education and is amazing! She assists everyone with their needs and comes up with creative ideas in the office to involve graduate students and faculty. She even provides spirit for every holiday season! The office is thankful to have her and appreciates her hard work! 

Olivia and Rick

John Bickford
JB
To Zachary Newell on Nov 06, 2019 #

Dean Newell is leading the search committee for the new Dean of the College of Education. He is congenial and constructive while displaying professionalism, patience, and precision. Search committees are exhausting as the work is extensive, but we've proceeded smoothly under Dean Newell's leadership!

Anonymous
To Aaron Allison on Nov 01, 2019 #

Aaron is the man! We can always count on him to assist with his expertise on projects and is willing to tend to issues in a very timely manner so that we can take care of the EIU community's technological needs. Thank you for your continued support and great work ethic! 

Anonymous
To Robert Rigg on Nov 01, 2019 #

On his day of, WHILE SICK WITH THE FLU, Robert really stepped up to shed some light on an issue that was outside the scope of just about everyone else on campus. He is a tremendously valuable asset to the EIU community and shows his dedication to it day in and day out. 

Patrick Woodward
PW
To Zachary King on Nov 01, 2019 #

I just want to shout out to Zach for his tremendous work in his community this year.  Not only has he brought a steady leadeship to his RA staff, he has proposed ideas to advocate for improving his residents' living situations.  Zach has also done a phenomenal job being involved professionally with our professional organizations for the region.  Zach designed an excellent Lunch and Learn event that brought a group together to hear a faculty member speak, which was reall beneficial to all who attended.  Zach has been a constant problem solver and handled some difficult situations with residents.  Overall great work this year!  I really appreciate your dedication to the departmnt and EIU. 

Patrick Woodward
PW
To Elizabeth Siecinski on Nov 01, 2019 #

Libby has been a tremendous asset to the housing team this year.  She has built a great community with a lot of buy in from residents.  I am so grateful for her ability to handle difficult situations.  Libby has gone above and beyond to find resolutions to several roommate conflicts and worked tirelessly to promote caring and understanding, while finding great solutions for her residents.  Thank you so much for your hard work and innovative mind.  Your willingness to provide great ideas to improve the resident experience is very much appreciated! 

Patrick Woodward
PW
To Alexis Straub on Nov 01, 2019 #

Alexis has done phenomenal work this semester.  She has built a great community in Pemberton hall and really created a sense of belonging and buy in with her residents.  Most notably, Pemberton Hall had a haunted house in the month of October that raised over $1000 for Hope East Central Illinois.  The event was incredibly engaging and a lot of fun for members of the Charleston community to attend.  Keep up the amazing work that you do! 

Anonymous
To Jeffrey Stowell on Nov 01, 2019 #

Jeff has made a point to be available to meet with potential students during their campus visit time. Thank you for being flexible and changing meeting times for these students. You are making an impact on their college decision and their decision within their major. 

Anonymous
To Jeffrey Cranstoun on Nov 01, 2019 #

I am so grateful for all of Jeff’s help with D2L. He is always willing to help out at a moment’s notice, and is always so thorough in getting to the bottom of any issue. He is also an extremely patient teacher and excellent communicator, meaning he doesn’t just solve problems, but teaches you how to avoid/solve problems in the future. Jeff’s can-do attitude has helped me to maximize the potential of what D2L can do for me and my students. Thank you Jeff! 

Anonymous
To Sandra Davis on Oct 31, 2019 #

Sandra went above and beyond this past week when she helped me take my large togo order from the food court to my family in the parking lot of the Union. We were running late and were down to one car so her assistance gave me time to eat with my family.  She is another shining example of who we are at EIU!!  Thank you so much 

John Sigler
JS
To Richard Kistner on Oct 31, 2019 #

Thanks for the HEAT

John Sigler
JS
To Travis Swope on Oct 31, 2019 #

Thanks for the HEAT

Anonymous
To Andrew Cougill on Oct 25, 2019 #

Andy is doing an awesome job in his outreach efforts to students and various groups on campus. Students know him by name, and he is often seen helping them with their research needs in the research help lab in Booth Library. Andy has also built partnerships with many RSOs on campus to help with library exhibits and programming. Thanks for all your hard work, Andy! Go Panthers!

Anonymous
To James Howley on Oct 24, 2019 #

Jim was an amazing chair for the RISE Conference. His leadership was significant in making this the most successful and professional conference yet.