Outstanding Service Award Recipient
Civil Engineering was at the stage of concept when Jill joined the department. Immediately, she played a key role in its development from scratch to make the lives of faculty, staff and students as fruitful as possible. She more than does spreadsheets, budgets, academic hire, student admissions, class scheduling, room assignments - it’s everything else that she does with her personal interest in helping students succeed and graduate on time. She has also done an extraordinary job over the past year without a department head. One faculty commented, “I have a hard time imagining the department having been so successful without her influence”.
Her attitude is the most phenomenal trait about her. The students believe in themselves and their abilities not only because of the culture of excellence permeated by the program but because of Jill’s encouragement as well. Countless numbers of students and faculty have praised Jill for her help in behind-the-scene issues. For her hardworking attitude, her ethical approach, and her kindheartedness, I’m pleased to present Jill with this Outstanding Service Award.