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Position: Administrative Assistant

Department: Criminal Justice Department

In 1993, Donna Dorney joined the department of criminal justice here at UIC and has since been an irreplaceable member. She is the department’s administrative assistant and is most known for her loving heart, often being called the “Mother of Students”.  She mentors graduate students, staff, and faculty, always wanting to lend a hand. She keeps herself busy doing things such as helping to organize a new office within the college to aid international students, volunteering every other Saturday night at a homeless shelter and instructing Catholic students.  She has also worked for the election of Forest Park officials.

Just as important, in our world of rational and impersonal bureaucracy, Donna stands out as someone who brings an emotional, personal and caring dimension to the department, and that is a feature of warmth that makes me – and I’m sure my colleagues and graduate/undergraduate students – feel like coming to the department every day.

Gregory Matoesian  |  Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

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Position: Secretary

Department: College of Pharmacy

Christina Encina has been working at UIC since the early 1970s. She has been secretary to two interim deans in the College of Pharmacy. She is a constant source of kindness and warmth with incredible organizational and analytical skills. She has a desire to see projects through to a successful conclusion and is always willing to help out. Her commitment to UIC and the College of Pharmacy doesn’t go unnoticed.

Without her day-to-day efforts the college would be a different place – one less inviting and one where the sunshine of her smile would not make our days brighter.

Janet Engle  |  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Janice Watkins Award 2000 Article

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