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Bergeson Named Employee of the Month at WIU

February 13, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – Amanda Bergeson, full-time office support associate for WQPT, the Quad Cities Public Television station, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for February.

Bergeson was hired at WIU in May 2010 as an extra help office support associate for WQPT. She was then promoted to full-time office support associate in January 2011.

According to Bergeson's nominator, she is the definition of the "can-do" attitude.

"When presented with challenging situations, she exhibits responsiveness to the need and is an excellent problem solver," said the nominator. "Amanda has the ability to understand future consequences to her actions and the actions of others and how they impact the University and the department. As a result, she is good at anticipating needs and takes steps to assure that helpful decisions are made."

Bergeson took on additional responsibilities at work by becoming a member of the QC FIT committee.

In August 2010, the Goldfarbs established an endowment to permanently fund the University's Civil Service Employee of the Month award. The Goldfarb endowment is used to fund a $100 award for the recipient of the Civil Service Employee of the Month, as well as a plaque. The WIU Foundation provides a $500 stipend for the Civil Service Employee of the Year.

Western faculty, staff and administrators, as well as community members, wishing to nominate a civil service employee for the monthly recognition should contact Civil Service Employees Council (CSEC) representative Alisha Barnett at

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