Outstanding Service Award

Margaret Berg

Office Manager, Department of Accountancy

Margaret Berg

Margaret Berg is always there to lend a hand – and because of her extensive knowledge of the university, the office manager in the Department of Accountancy does a lot of lending.

“Margaret is a resource to others in the college, willingly sharing her knowledge and wisdom,” said Jim Young, NIU Accountancy Department chair and Crowe Horwath Professor. “She is always willing to pursue new tasks, many self-motivated by seeing a need and working to find a solution.”

Berg joined NIU in 1997 and is conversant in human resources, accounting, budgeting and scheduling issues. Her knowledge of the university, organizational skills and commitment to excellence helps the Department of Accountancy maintain its reputation.

“Margaret goes above and beyond expectations,” said Rebecca Shortridge, professor and assistant chair in the Department of Accountancy. “She is everything an administrator could hope for; she is dependable, efficient, caring and always sees a task through to completion.”

Berg is known as a team player and respected by faculty and students.

“Her attitude is always, always, ‘How can I help you?’ ” said Chang Liu, professor and chair in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems. “Whether she is helping me solve a problem, helping a faculty member jump administrative hurdles across campus, or dealing with a student who comes into the office looking to register for a course, she is respectful and always willing to help.”

She’s an active member of the College of Business Staff Council, where she serves as a mentor to other staff members. In addition, she is involved in giving back to the community through events such as Relay for Life and the NIU food drive.

Margaret Berg is always there to lend a hand – and because of her extensive knowledge of the university, the office manager in the Department of Accountancy does a lot of lending.

“Margaret is a resource to others in the college, willingly sharing her knowledge and wisdom,” said Jim Young, NIU Accountancy Department chair and Crowe Horwath Professor. “She is always willing to pursue new tasks, many self-motivated by seeing a need and working to find a solution.”

Berg joined NIU in 1997 and is conversant in human resources, accounting, budgeting and scheduling issues. Her knowledge of the university, organizational skills and commitment to excellence helps the Department of Accountancy maintain its reputation.

“Margaret goes above and beyond expectations,” said Rebecca Shortridge, professor and assistant chair in the Department of Accountancy. “She is everything an administrator could hope for; she is dependable, efficient, caring and always sees a task through to completion.”

Berg is known as a team player and respected by faculty and students.

“Her attitude is always, always, ‘How can I help you?’ ” said Chang Liu, professor and chair in the Department of Operations Management and Information Systems. “Whether she is helping me solve a problem, helping a faculty member jump administrative hurdles across campus, or dealing with a student who comes into the office looking to register for a course, she is respectful and always willing to help.”

She’s an active member of the College of Business Staff Council, where she serves as a mentor to other staff members. In addition, she is involved in giving back to the community through events such as Relay for Life and the NIU food drive.

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