Blake Wood
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Yokasty Owens has been named the University of Illinois Springfield Employee of the Month for May 2022. She is a building service worker who has worked at UIS since 2019.

Her nominator said she always “brings a positive attitude to her job.” Her supervisor, Patty Meyer, adds she “goes above and beyond and is eager to assist when covering for others.”

“She truly cares about her job, takes a lot of pride in her work and strives to put forth her best efforts even when she is tired,” Meyer said. “She is a compliment and tribute to the department. Many staff have complimented her and are always happy to see her because of her positivity and pleasant demeanor.”

Meyer describes her work performance as “remarkable,” adding that she sets a great example for others in the department.

“She leads by example and creates a positive, friendly working environment for all,” Meyer said. “She never complains about others and keeps a positive attitude no matter what the day brings.”

Meyer says Owens “does more than expected” and “gives great attention to detail” when it comes to her work.

“She is dedicated and works independently and needs no supervision in her daily routines because she is always willing to do whatever needs to be done. She consistently does extra with a smile and positive attitude,” Myer said.