Monday, November 19, 2012

UIS employees given ESGR "patriotic" awards

Chad Cooperider's son, Corey, was deployed to Afghanistan in September, but thanks to his employers at the University of Illinois Springfield, he'll have a job when he comes back.

"You can't ask for anything more than that," Cooperider says. "Like I said, as someone who's been there, you can't ask for anything more than that. It's good to know that you don't have to worry about that stuff while you're gone.

Cooperider, a Navy reservist, says some of his fellow service members have lost their jobs when going overseas -- and thanks the Illinois Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve for stepping up and making sure that doesn't happen to Corey.

The ESGR has dubbed UIS a "Patriotic Employer" thanks to the public efforts of Corey's supervisors, Scott Fay and Keith McMath.

The honor was reported by WTAX-AM on November 16, 2012.

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