Thumbs Up

"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done.

This week's "Thumbs Up" go to:

Brittany Barnes

Brittany Barnes (Dean of Students): In July 2015, Brittany Barnes' proposal for the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Initiative was selected as a $5,000 recipient to Kappa Delta Sorority's Confidence U. The sorority aims to provide funding for 'confidence-building programming and awareness initiatives for women on their campuses.' Barnes and the Panhellenic Association will roll out the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Initiative this upcoming fall to feature a series of programs targeted at uplifting collegiate women and will also engage men on campus in the conversation with spring programming. Programming efforts will be open to campus and more information will be available soon. In less than one year, Brittany not only has been able to acquire additional funds for the community, she has had a profound impact on students and staff alike. Congratulations to Brittany on her efforts to bring forth change by instilling a sense of confidence in our students! -- Alicia Gilbert (Dean of Students)

Honors Engineering STAR helpers

Honors Engineering STAR helpers: I would like to give a shout out to everyone who helped Honors Engineering during STAR this year. I would not have been able to make it through without your help. Many thanks to Tim Whalen, Eric Nauman, Melissa Hale, Daniel Gardetto, Nate Engelberth, Jake DeLion, Marty Lah, Kate Marrero, Taylor Weast, Lora Wilson, Cindy Quillen, Emily Allen, Cheryl Kerker, Carlene Quirk, Melissa Hayes and the FYE advising staff. -- Jennifer Alter

John Linder

John Linder (Utilities Distribution): John is the best crew chief we have ever had. He looks after his guys more than anyone has in my 36 years at the University. He trusts our people and has faith in us to do a job the best we can. He works very hard. He wears many hats. He always has time to answer questions. Thank you, John. -- Paul Rose (Utilities Distribution)

T.R. Oneal

T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute): I would like to take the opportunity to thank T.R. Oneal for his coordination and implementation of our college STAR program. Well done! -- Jacqueline Brown (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

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