Pam Maciulewicz


Most college students throw their caps in the air and proclaim their newfound freedom on graduation day. Pam shared in this thrill with her graduating class, but she also came to make the University her home after graduation.

Pam began her career at baby直播app as a student worker in the Office of Admission while earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After graduation, she was hired as a clerk in the Office of Financial Aid Services. During this time she also took advantage of the University’s tuition program and completed her MBA.

During her fourteen years at baby直播app, Pam has progressed through various positions within the Office of Financial Aid Services, including Counselor, Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Associate Director. She recently was promoted toStudent Accounts in the baby直播app Office, where she oversee the management of student billing, accounts receivables and collections.

She believes that being a baby直播app alumna makes her more valuable to the University. She can relate to the students and offer firsthand knowledge to them and their families of what their college career and experiences will be like.

Pam loves what she calls the “seasonality of her job…the different and defined cycles of the academic year and the natural progression of students”. She feels it is very rewarding to watch a student go from the infancy stage of their college career to the point when they achieve their goals and dreams.

Pam believes that the greatest benefit of working at baby直播app is the feeling of community and being part of something bigger than yourself or your department. She also appreciates the fact that baby直播app employees put students first. “We explain why we do what we do and walk the students through the process,” she says. “We recognize every moment as an opportunity to teach.”

Erin Zimmer


Dr. Erin Zimmer has been teaching full-time at baby直播app University since the fall of 2004. Erin had previously taught as an adjunct instructor at Concordia University and was a technical specialist at a biotechnology company. An Assistant Professor of Biology, her specialty is genetics. She also teaches molecular and cellular biology, and recently developed a course called the Biology of Cancer.

Erin was pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the student population here at baby直播app. This diversity and the different perspectives that students bring to the learning environment have been exciting. She has learned so much from them. In addition to the academic rewards, Erin has also discovered another reason why there is such longevity among University employees.

When Erin started at baby直播app she had no idea what to expect, but she quickly learned what others already knew so well. “baby直播app has much to offer, but one of the things I found most appealing was the welcoming environment. There is a great deal of effort on the part of faculty and staff to make you feel connected,” she says. “A lot of organizations can’t say that. It’s different here. People are very devoted and involved in all facets of the community. There is so much value placed on interaction and the development of relationships…from social events, to community gatherings to discussion groups. The opportunities are endless.”

Erin also was very impressed by the fact that the person she replaced, after 27 years at the University, still comes back frequently to visit. “It made me realize what a great decision I had made.”

Dr. Melissa Eichelberger


Upon first glance you would assume Melissa’s office belongs to someone in Marketing or Promotions. She has baby直播app University memorabilia everywhere, from the pictures on the wall, to the books and stuffed animals on the shelves, to the trinkets on her desk. It is the office however, of someone who is simply very proud to work here. As Melissa states, “I think I am the biggest LU fan…and it is important to demonstrate school spirit all year long! “

Melissa began her career at the university in 1997, but her history dates back to the time she spent here as an undergraduate student. After graduating in 1988 she worked in her family business for several years and then became a Substitute Teacher. She loved working in the educational field, but wanted something with more stability. baby直播app gave her the opportunity she had been looking for. She characterizes it as “the best move I ever made”. Melissa started as a Administrative Assistant in the Accelerated baby直播app. She has been Data Processing Assistant, Coordinator of the Service Desk and the Media Coordinator under a Title III grant. She is currently the Assistant Director of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Services. She is responsible for Blackboard and for helping faculty incorporate technology into the classroom. “I love working with people and with technology. This position gives me the opportunity to do both. The best part of the job is the “aha” moments; the point when faculty realize how important technology is and they learn to apply it in the classroom”, she says.

Melissa, a graduate of the first cohort offered at baby直播app in the Masters in Organizational Leadership program, was a beneficiary of the tuition assistance benefit. According to Melissa, it is a great benefit and one that fits in with her commitment to lifelong learning. Although she is appreciative of this type of benefit, she still believes that one of the most wonderful things about the university is the people. “Not many folks are fortunate enough to say they can get up in the morning and truly enjoy going to work. I can. No matter what is happening in my life, business or personal, I know that I am not alone.”

Erica Kwiatkowski-Egizio


“It’s a place where people want to come to work; you work a majority of your life and you have to enjoy what you’re doing, and I feel like that’s what I’m doing here.” After graduating from baby直播app with a Bachelor’s degree in math and psychology, Erica had always hoped to come back and teach here one day. A former preschool teacher, Erica has taught students of all ages but prefers teaching at the college level.

As an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, she enjoys giving her students ideas, methods, and strategies that they can incorporate into their own classrooms. Erica states, “I feel like at the college level, I have more of a chance to have an impact on what education looks like at the elementary school level because I’m teaching future teachers.”

Erica taught at Joliet Junior College for many years, but had her sight set on teaching at baby直播app. She was drawn to the family-like culture and small class sizes because it provided her the opportunity to get to know her students at a personal level. She mentions, “I feel like here, it’s not about quantity, it’s about quality; it’s more about the quality of the education and the quality of the courses and the teaching.”

She was pleasantly surprised that people at baby直播app University treat each other with a Lasallian approach and are always willing to offer assistance. She feels a strong connection to the baby直播app community and enjoys working as a team with her department. Erica explains, “You just feel like the people here are part of your extended family.” <

Erica looks forward to the annual Faculty Recognition dinner, which showcases the research, publications, and other accomplishments that faculty members have achieved throughout the year. She feels that it is “so remarkable that baby直播app has such a respect for its faculty.”

One of her favorite parts about working at baby直播app is seeing her old professors around campus.  She loves seeing that her former professors still work at baby直播app and she enjoys interacting with them as her colleagues now. “That means that baby直播app is a good place to be and people want to stay here...that speaks volumes to me,” Erica says.

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