Employee Recognition

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Retirement and Recognition Program

Length of service awards acknowledge full time service to the University of Illinois Springfield beginning at five years of service, in five year increments. UIS hosts a program each spring to honor retirees and to recognize faculty and staff with service awards. Employees with ten years of service and up are presented with certificates and gifts at the event.

The 2018 Retirement & Recognition Ceremony will be held Thursday, April 19th, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM in the Student Union Ballroom.  Employees with 10 or more years of service and those members of our staff who are retiring this year will be honored.

August 2018- August 2019 honorees:


Past 2017-2018 honorees:


Please share in celebrating the contributions and successes of several exceptional UIS staff members for 2017, including:

  • Barbara Cass (Online Program Coordinator) -CAPE Award for outstanding performance by an Academic Professional
  • Tisha Palmer (Administrative Aide to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs) -CARE Award for excellence in Civil Service
  • Joy Thibadeau (Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Education) -UIS Employee of the Year


Faculty honors awarded for 2017 included:

  • Dr. Peter Shapinsky (History) -University Scholar
  • Dr. Amy McEuen (Biology) -Pearson Award for Outstanding Teaching
  • Dr. Jorge Villegas (Business Administration) -Spencer Award for Exemplary Service
  • Dr. Scott Day (Educational Leadership) -Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Dr. Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (Public Health) -Burks Oakley II Distinguished Online Teaching Award.  These honorees, and so many others on our campus, exemplify “Leadership Lived” and inspire our community every day.

UIS Employee of the Month/ Employee of the Year

The Employee of the Month/Employee of the Year (EOM/EOY) Program recognizes employees who have served UIS in an exceptional manner.