Past Recipients

Nina Slack
Nina Slack (left) receives the 2019 Patricia S. Siebrasse (right) Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2019 Award Recipient
Nina Slack

Nina Slack has been an "integral and invaluable member of the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences" for over 21 years, first as an office support associate and currently as office manager. Congratulations Nina!

Dana Hughes
Dana Hughes (left) receives the 2018 Patricia S. Siebrasse (right) Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2018 Award Recipient
Dana Hughes

Dana Hughes has worked for Northern Illinois University for 25 plus years in various administrative professional classifications. She is currently an administrative assistant in the Graduate School. Congratulations Dana!

Cathy Cradduck
Anne Kaplan (right) presents Cathy Cradduck (center) with the 2017 Patricia S. Siebrasse (left) Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2017 Award Recipient
Cathy Cradduck

Cathy Cradduck was initially hired at the university on 12/21/88 as a secretary III-Transcribing in Counseling and Student Development; held positions in the College of Business and Allied Health and then left in 1997 to finish her B.A.; returned in 10/97 in the President's Office; currently an administrative assistant with VP Research and Innovative Partnership. Congratulations Cathy!

Varsie Geisler
Anne Kaplan (right) presents Varsie Geisler (left) with the 2016 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2016 Award Recipient
Varsie Geisler

Varsie Geisler was initially hired at the university on 8/5/85 as a secretary III-Transcribing in Learning and Development; left the university in 1987 and came back on 9/18/00 as a secretary IV in Allied Health; currently an office support specialist, Nursing and Health Studies. Congratulations Varsie!

Janice Vander Meer
Patricia S. Siebrasse (right) presents Janice Vander Meer (left) with the 2015 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2015 Award Recipient
Janice Vander Meer

Janice (Jan) Vander Meer began her career at NIU on 7/29/82 as a secretary III-Transcribing in English and is currently employed there as the office administrator. The Administrative Professionals Advisory Council would like to congratulate Jan on being the recipient of the 2015 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence. Congratulations Janice!

Dana Hughes
Patricia S. Siebrasse (left) presents Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel (right) with the 2014 Patricia S. Siebrasse Administrative Professionals Award for Excellence.


2014 Award Recipient
Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel

Dana Ditrichs-Kunkel began her career at NIU on 8/20/84 as a secretary II – Transcribing with the Journalism Department and is currently employed as an Office Manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Congratulations Dana!

Contact Us

Administrative Professionals Advisory Council
apac@niu.edu