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Millikin University is pleased to announce Curtis Shirley as the Employee of the Month for August 2009.  Shirley began working at Millikin as Webmaster in the Marketing and Media Relations Department on June 4, 2007.

The Employee Recognition Committee received significant support for Shirley’s selection.  One comment stated, “I can think of no better person to celebrate this month than Curtis. Curtis came to Millikin just over two years ago, fresh out of school. After interviewing several candidates, the hiring committee identified him as the candidate with the most creativity, innovation and vision. Boy, were we right. This month, Millikin went "live" with its new website. More than a year in the making, the site is the single largest web endeavor Millikin has ever tackled. More than a site, it employs Microsoft SharePoint as a content management system to ensure consistency throughout. Because of Curtis' intelligence and willingness to learn all he could about SharePoint, he saved the university thousands of dollars in outside-agency implementation costs. I am constantly impressed by his dedication, vision and passion for his job. He truly wants the best for Millikin, takes great pride in his work, and has no problem working at his desk until 3 a.m. night after night to make it happen. Millikin is fortunate to have a talent like Curtis Shirley as its Webmaster. He deserves to be recognized, especially this month."

Millikin University offers its heartiest congratulations to Shirley on being honored as Employee of the Month for August 2009.

The Employee Recognition Committee members include: Co-Chairs B.J. Warren and Debbie Campbell, Aaron Copley, DJ Cropper, Nancy Freeman, Jenell Hironimus, Cindy Landacre, Tammy Maxwell, and Paula Stickles.  The committee accepts monthly nominations for employee of the month. Nominations may be submitted for any full-time Millikin staff or professional employee (but not faculty) with a minimum of six months service via email to any of the committee members. 

The Employee Recognition Committee would like to thank its sponsors for supporting the award program.  Sponsors include: Campus Bookstore, Carlos O'Kelly's, Culver's, Dairy Queen, Dale's Southlake Pharmacy, Department of Theatre & Dance, Firewater Cafe, Kirkland Fines Arts Center, Kroger, Lock, Stock, & Barrel, Peerless Cleaners, Pla-Mor Lanes, and Starbucks.

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Millikin University - Decatur, IL
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