Louise Erpelding, a Custodian II for Residential and Greek Life, is the Employee of the Month for October 2004. After many years of service to the institution, Louise retired. After a time, however, she decided to return to her full-time job.
Described as "a tremendous asset" to Residence Life, she is known for having a high standard of cleanliness. As a result of the extra effort she puts into her job, her buildings are said to "sparkle."
A dedicated worker, whenever the department is short of staff, Louise takes the additional responsibility for a building until the hiring process for a new custodian is complete. When the new custodian arrives on the job, she is there to train the new person.
Although she was ill last winter, she still worked every day, because the department was short of staff. The same was true several summers ago, when she continued to work daily despite having an illness that lasted throughout the summer months. Regardless of how she feels, she is on the job, and she is committed to doing that job well.
In addition to being dedicated to her work, she is well-liked. She gets along well with her fellow workers and the students. Whatever building she works in, the students enjoy Louise, and she them--a quality especially important to homesick students, many of whom are away from home for the first time.
For her caring concern for those around her, and her unfailing dedication to her job, Staff Senate is pleased to name Louise Erpelding, Employee of the Month for October.