FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            Date: June 16, 2003

      Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716


UIS Management Department announces award winners


SPRINGFIELD Three students majoring in management at the University of Illinois at Springfield have received awards for excellence.

Carol J. Eggers, of Manito, Illinois, is the recipient of the department’s Highest Academic Achievement Award. Eggers, who plans to pursue a master’s degree in communication at UIS, will receive a monetary award for her academic achievement.

Dorothy I. Godbey, also of Manito, is the recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, presented annually to the student who best exemplifies managerial competence both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Godbey is a senior customer support representative for Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria and will receive a year’s subscription to The Wall Street Journal.

Carolyn Doss Prather, of Springfield, received the James C. Worthy Award for writing the best senior paper in the program. This honor, which includes a monetary award, pays tribute to the late James C. Worthy, a charter member of the management faculty.  Each year’s winner is selected by the faculty who teach the course “Leadership and Strategy: The Capstone.”  Prather is an accountant for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency in Springfield.