Awards

2017:

Bosses Recognition and Boss of the Year Committee
The Secretariat’s Boss of the Year luncheon was held on October 18, 2017.  The luncheon had 41 registered attendees.  Three members submitted a nomination for the 2017 Secretariat Boss of the Year award.  Jill Ouellette, Office Support Specialist in Illinois International Programs, nominated her boss, Amy Hubbard, Business/Administrative Associate; Kate Day, Human Resource Associate in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, nominated her boss, Susan Key, Director of Portfolio Human Resources; and Stacy Dudzinski, Office Manager at the National Center of Supercomputing Applications, nominated her boss, Beth McKown, Office Administrator.   A portion of each nomination letter was read to the attendees and the 2017 winner, chosen by the Boss of the Year award committee, consisting of Erica Hanson, Teresa Harvey and Jim McGraw and was announced. Susan Key was chosen as winner of the Secretariat’s Boss of the Year award for 2017.  All nominees and nominators were in attendance, and each nominee received a recognition certificate and goodie bag.  The winner received a framed certificate, the Boss of the Year traveling plaque for a year with their name and year inscribed, plus some goodies.
The speaker at the event was 2016 Boss of the Year Marlah Bonner-McDuffie, Associate Dean for Advancement in the College of Media.  Door prizes, which were donated by the Illini Union Bookstore, were given away via a drawing from the list of attendees.
All bosses at the event were recognized during the speech and asked to stand.
U of I News Bureau announced the boss of the year winner and nominee on their website. See link for this information https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/584765
Attached is the announcement of the boss of the year event that appeared in the November 19, 2017 edition of The News-Gazette.
I would like to thank the Boss of the Year committee members: Erica Hanson, Teresa Harvey, Jim McGraw, and co-chair Anne Price of OPTY for their work on this committee.
Colleen  Hammel
Chair, Boss of the Year Committee, 2017