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Samantha Thirstrup Receives 2013 Office Systems and Applications Office Professionals Award

Each year, the OSA faculty of the Information Management Systems Department presents the OSA Office Professionals Award to an outstanding OSA student who is pursuing an A.A.S. degree in Office Systems and Applications, has earned a minimum G.P.A. of 3.3, and is near completion of the degree program. The recipient also must meet the “professional attitude” and “exceptional achievement” standards exemplified by the award. Samantha Thirstrup is the 2013 recipient of this award.

Recipient Samantha Thirstrup, who graduated in May from Moraine summa cum laude with an associate’s degree in Office Systems and Applications and a concentration of Administrative Assistant, also earned several certificates including Business Skills, Data Entry, Office Assistant/Receptionist, and Administrative Assistant.

Samantha served as the student employee for the IMS Department at Moraine Valley. A faculty member said about her, “She completes her general tasks with ’flying colors’ and has accomplished additional tasks that would test an experienced administrative assistant. She is cheerful, positive, and always ready and willing to accept any challenge she is given.”
Congratulations and best wishes, Samantha!

Samantha Thirstrup and President Sylvia Jenkins


Dale DuBois Named 2013 Intern of the Year


Dale DuBois, Office Systems and Applications intern and graduate, was honored as the 2013 Intern of the Year at the seventh annual Intern and Employer Meeting and Awards Ceremony in May 2013. This award is given to an intern who has demonstrated outstanding skills, work ethic, and potential during his/her internship experience.

Dale completed the A.A.S. degree in Office Systems and Applications as well as the PC Applications Help Desk Certificate in August 2012. He served as the IT Intern for Ozinga Brothers, Inc. in Mokena, Ill., and was hired as a full-time employee upon completion of his internship.

His supervisor said, “Dale has an outstanding work ethic and is picking up on new tasks quickly. Thank you for working with him and preparing him for this position. He is making an excellent addition to our staff.”
Best wishes for much success in the future, Dale!

Jolanta Kalemba Nominated as 2013 Student Technology Champion

Each year, the faculty of the Information Management Systems Department nominates an outstanding student for the Terry O’Banion Student Technology award, sponsored by the League for Innovation.

Jolanta Kalemba, who earned her A.A.S. degree in Office Systems and Applications as well as four additional OSA certificates, also is certified in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. She has developed a strong passion for computers and enjoys manipulating information to achieve a desired final product.

Jolanta’s instructors describe her as an extremely focused, self-motivated individual who has worked diligently to develop a strong technological skill set for future employment.

Best wishes Jolanta!


Attention students pursuing internships!

Plan ahead! Students interested in pursuing an internship should call the IMS office (708) 974-5622.

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