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Thursday, November 3, 2005

Lillie Adams Heading link


Position: Procedures and Systems Analyst

Department: Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Lillie Adams has been at UIC since 1981 and has had many positions during her time here. She started in nursing administration, working in nursing payroll and personnel, moved to main payroll services in the Office of Business Administration and, in 1986, the provost’s office. She then went to engineering and psychiatry before becoming a  procedures and systems analyst in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in the 90s. One of her most rewarding duties was working with employees whose positions were eliminated during campus cutbacks. In her free time, she sings with a 200-member chorus at Trinity United Church of Christ.

I was given the opportunity to help by giving assistance that focuses on individual resolutions that benefit both the employer and the institution. I felt I was giving service beyond myself.

Lillie Adams

Martha Collins Heading link


Position: Patient Service

Department: Mile Square Health Center

Martha Collins has worked in the Mile Square Health Center for over 12 years, enjoying every second of it. She absolutely loves to meet people and believes this job is perfect for it since she sees 35 to 40 walk-in patients a day. She has also spent more than 20 years as a community organizer. She organizes all kinds of outings, goes door-to-door to keep her neighbors informed about issues that affect them and educates them about the importance of registering and voting.

I am always ware of the people I am helping – I am smoothing the way for someone to get the medical care they need.

Martha Collins

Brenda Rivers Heading link


Position: Office Supervisor

Department: Mile Square Health Center

In 1974, Brenda Rivers joined the UIC community. She was always switching positions and learning new things, being thankful for the variety UIC offered. As office supervisor of the Mile Square Health Center, she worked with outside agencies and served as the troubleshooter for office problems. Even if she didn’t know the answer to a question or problem she encountered, she’d do anything to figure it out. Since retiring in 2004, Rivers has spent her time at her church, Shiloh Baptist, and her local YMCA.

I was blessed with working with a lot of nice people who were happy to share what they knew.

Brenda Rivers

Janice Watkins Award 2005