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Boyer, Hare Awarded WIU Service Honors

April 16, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – The Western Illinois University Department of Human Resources has released the names of its annual Civil Service recognition and service award winners.

Office Manager Lori Boyer, who works in the office of College of Business and Technology Dean Tom Erekson, has been chosen for the Civil Service Recognition and Service – Distinguished Service Award, and Terri Hare, director of WIU Scholarship Activities, has been chosen for the Administrative Community Service Award. Boyer and Hare will be presented their awards during the Human Resources Employee Recognition Ceremony Tuesday, April 29.

The Distinguished Service Award acknowledges initiative, innovation and/or dedication to service at Western and is a reflection of one or more of the University's core values. The Civil Service employee must have at least three years of employment at Western.

Boyer has worked 25 of her 33 years of WIU employment in the CBT Dean's Office. According to her nominators, Boyer's commitment to WIU, its faculty, staff and students, is apparent in her daily handling of her job duties.

"She efficiently handles the college's budget; all of the travel plans for the dean, associate dean and director of development; the inventory and the purchasing of the college's equipment," her nominators said.

Boyer has served on numerous committees within the CBT and the University, including event planning.

The Community Service Award recognizes exemplary volunteerism and/or outstanding service to any non-profit community organization and is a reflection of one or more of WIU's core values.

In addition to her duties at Western, Hare is the treasurer for the McDonough County Humane Society, where she has been a volunteer for more than 10 years. She has also previously served as the organization's president, vice president, secretary and event coordinator.

"Terri has a great passion for animals, as evidenced by her long-standing commitment to the society," her nominators said. "Her role is only a small display of her commitment to the organization. She puts in long service hours promoting adoptioin, promoting the organization and working on fundraisers essential to keeping the small not-for-profit open."

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