May 05, 2009

Nave wins Leadership Team award from RSS

by Christi Mathis

Kiley Nave
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kiley Denise Nave is the newest Leadership Team Employee of the Month for Recreational Sports and Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Nave, the daughter of Michael and Theresa Nave, is from Arcola. She is a facilities supervisor at the Student Recreation Center. An employee since May 2007, she earned the award for March.

Nave is a senior majoring in athletic training and exercise science. She plans to continue her education at SIUC as a graduate student. She hopes for a graduate assistantship as an athletic trainer at the Student Recreation Center and her career goal is a position as an athletic trainer for a high school or collegiate football or basketball team. She said she intends to keep her options open for a career within the medical field.

“Kiley is a very hard worker and very knowledgeable about her job as a student supervisor at the Student Recreation Center,” said Amber Bratsch, facilities coordinator for RSS. “She is a mentor to those who work below her and I believe she strives to do her best each and every day when she comes to work. She always has a friendly and upbeat attitude and provides a positive atmosphere for those she works with and around.”

The Leadership Team award goes monthly to a member of the team, which includes full-time staff, graduate assistants and student employees. Full-time staff selects the winner from among team nominations and the award recognizes exemplary leadership and teamwork skills.