August 2021 Illinois Professional Campaign Digest

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  • 28 Key Leaders Honored With the Presidential Medallion

    In a ceremony at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), University of Illinois President Tim Killeen honored leaders behind the development of the SHIELD test-and-trace system and subsequent organizations created to expand its use beyond the system’s universities. The medallion is the highest honor that the system president can bestow. To read more and to see the recipients, click here

  • Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP) Honors Angie Coy as Member of the Year for 2020-2021

    Angie is the coordinator of stakeholder engagement at the Prairie Research Institute and has been a member of IAP for the past 20 years, during which she has held numerous leadership roles, including serving as president and president-elect, among several other positions. To read more about Angie, click here

  • Applied Research Institute August Employee Spotlight

    The Applied Research Institute (ARI) spotlights Jillian Greene, a staff research scientist. Her main research area is focused on algorithm and software development. Jillian works frequently with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning for object detection. She enjoys learning and talking with people of various backgrounds and knowledge. 

    To learn more about Jillian, click here

  • Facilities & Services, UIPD Help Save a Life

    Brian Barto (water station), Lucas Burton, and Bryan Helfrich (carpenters) recently exhibited calm and grace under pressure when they provided assistance to another F&S employee, Vinh Nguyen, who was experiencing a life-threatening health emergency. Their quick action allowed University of Illinois Police Department (UIPD) officers Jason Bradley and Rodney Mitchell to get to the scene within about a minute of the 911 call, and they offered more advanced aid before Nguyen was transported to the hospital. To read the rest of the story, click here