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Sullivan Named February Employee of the Month at WIU

February 7, 2018

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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University DPS and Mail Service Administrative Assistant Trent Sullivan has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for February.

Sullivan began at WIU in October 1999 as a duplicating machine operator II in Copy Center Services. He resigned in 2004, but returned in April 2005 to the same position in DPS, and was promoted to press technician in October 2006. He was then promoted to administrative assistant in DPS/Mail Services in March 2008, his current position

According to Sullivan's nominator, he is always helpful and always greets and works with clients in the highest professional manner.

The nominator noted a recent printing project Sullivan completed quickly to help WIU administrators with a legislative presentation in Springfield.

"Working together and helping one another advance priorities and goals is the spirit of Higher Values in Higher Education," said his nominator. "The high-quality copies produced reflected the high quality of WIU and the quality image of our University was noted by the legislators in attendance. Trent's team spirit was incredible."

In August 2010, the Goldfarbs established an endowment to permanently fund the University's Civil Service Employee of the Month award. The Goldfarb endowment is used to fund a $100 award for the recipient of the Civil Service Employee of the Month, as well as a plaque.

The WIU Foundation provides a $500 stipend for the Civil Service Employee of the Year. Western faculty, staff and administrators, as well as community members, wishing to nominate a civil service employee for the monthly recognition should contact Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) representative Christine Staley at

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