|Mei Suciptowati (Photo: Mirza/Humas)|
“Enliven Muhammadiyah, don't seek for living in Muhammadiyah,” becomes a powerful mantra for Mei Suciptowati in dedicating her quarter of a century in this White Campus, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). Mrs. Mei dedication and sincerity in completing his duties as a permanent education staff at UMM with the title ‘khusnul khatimah'.
Tenacious and meticulous are the reflected character of Mrs. Mei. In 26 years and 6 months, she dedicated herself in this “From Muhammadiyah for the Nation” university. “A dedication based on sincerity will result in a variety of good sustenance,” said Mrs. Mei in her last day as an active permanent education staff at the secretariat of the UMM Rectorate, as well as from the White Campus.
Mrs. Mei sincerity in working can be seen from her eyes when she shared her stories. This woman who completed her tertiary education in Business Administration began her career at UMM since 1992. She changed institution several times which was clearly different from her area of interest."I think it's a challenge and I like that," she said.She spends four years at the UMM Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB).
During those four years, Mrs. Mei tried to give her best performance.The most unexpected contribution of this woman who born in Blitar, May 4th, 1963, is the schedule board in the Administration section of FEB.In the past, she explained, there were no detailed and effective scheduling.Mei along with three other employees initiated a more effective scheduling system by using the board.
Thoseschedule board eventually became a monumental work that adapted by other faculties at UMM, because it was considered more effective. "I learned from zero regarding scheduling," Mrs. Meisaid. A challenge isanabsolutething for an educational staff for Mrs. Mei. As an employeewe must provide creative and innovative breakthroughs, she said.
After became an educational staff in the administration of the UMM FEB, Mrs. Mei has also been at the General Administration Bureau (BAU), and from 2008 to 2019 at the UMM Rectorate. She was asked by RectorMuhadjir Effendy directly at that time. Herjobisserving the Rector's guests in terms of friendly dishes. "Iam looking for how to serve guestsperfectly or the best service," she explained.
The service provided by Mrs. Meiwas even recognized by Minister Mohammad Nuh, Minister of Education (2009-2014 period) on the occasion of visiting UMM. Mrs. Mei receivedanappreciation and special thanks from the Minister. "The Minister is looking for me in the kitchen to say thank you forserving his favorite dish," she said as she chuckled.
The length of the service period was very long, Mrs. Mei shared the key to her consistency.For him, being sincere in every work is the most important thing."Allah is the sustenance grantor, sincerity is important just like the words of Kyai Haji Ahmad Dahlan, which of course we have memorized very well, Enliven Muhammadiyah, don't seek for living in Muhammadiyah," she said.
For tens of years Mei dedicates herself to UMM, she served UMM Rectors from Prof. H.A. Malik Fadjar, M.Sc., Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, MAP. until the present Rector Dr. Fauzan, M.Pd. She said that she did not expect much from UMM. Her intention was to serve because she has been in UMM since the campus two eras until having campus three. She hoped that UMM would be better and be more progressive. (joh)