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Position: Assistant Chief Operating Engineer

Department: Physical Plant

Thomas Brosnan was 18 years old when he came to the United States in 1956 form Ireland. He joined the Chicago Circle Campus in 1965 and had been working here for 26 years when he received this award. He dedicates much of his time to the university, serving on the University Shop Committee, Staff Advisory Council and UIC Advisory Committee. He also was a representative to the State Universities Retirement System and union steward for the campus plant operating engineer. He is known for his strong character and upgrading morale in his department.

Brosnan has given freely of his time and effort in order to improve work conditions and help those who had problems involving job, health and personal matters.

James Torphy  |  Physical Plant's Heat, Light and Power Employee

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Position: Secretary

Department: Student Services

Gloria Arndt was a secretary in the office of the Assistant Dean for Student Services from 1974-1989 until her untimely illness and death. She was always cheerful with a bright and bubbly laugh, making her office a haven for any student in need of help. In her last year, her job grew quite difficult due to her health condition, but she never gave up doing her usual superb job. An award was established in her honor on July 1, 1992 for those that demonstrate kindness, compassion and altruism: Gloria Arndt Endowed Award.

Her positive and healthy attitude, coupled with a high level of professional capability and a healthy sense of humor, earned praises and friendships unparalleled by anyone among our faculty, staff and students.

Richard Trumpe  |  Assistant Director of Student Services

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