THE APAC Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award Subcommittee is charged with choosing potential CAPE Award winners and sending its recommendations to Chancellor Paula Allen-Meares for final determination.
THIS YEAR, the Chancellor ratified all four of the Subcommittee’s choices. They were Tom Moss, special projects coordinator, Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs; Debra Simpson, coordinator of recruitment and admissions, African American Academic Network; Karen Su, director, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center; and Stacie Williams, assistant dean for student services and director of admissions, Honors College.
THE FOUR received their CAPE Awards at the Employee Recognition Award Program on Nov. 3.
THE CAPE Award recognizes demonstrated excellence of Academic Professional staff. It commends and encourages APs’ professional development, and indicates UIC’s regard for the contributions made by APs.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS are William S. Bike, director of advancement and alumni affairs communications, College of Dentistry, chair; Jessica Canlas, assistant director, communications, College of Pharmacy; Janis Hayden, assistant to the head, Department of Restorative Dentistry, College of Dentistry; Jacqueline Leskovec, program coordinator, University Library; Tiffany Murkey, executive assistant to the Dean, College of Nursing; and Hugo Teruel, associate director, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services. Jennifer Czak, until recently assistant director, Research Development Services, served as vice chair.
AT THE Award Program, APAC member William S. Bike received an Award of Merit, an honor whereby exceptional Academic Professional and support staff are recognized for their sustained excellence in performance and their commitment to their jobs. Out of thousands of UIC staff, only 30 were chosen by Chancellor Allen-Meares for this award.
IN ADDITION, APAC Communications Committee member Rob Moranetz, assistant director of undergraduate admissions, College of Nursing, received an INSPIRE Award at the ceremony. The INSPIRE is presented by the UIC Alumni Relations Council to individuals who have consistently and over long periods of time based their actions on UIC’s core values of Integrity, Nuture, Service, Pride, Intellect, Respect, and Excellence.