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:

Doug Bylund

Doug Bylund (Operations and Maintenance): Thank you to Doug Bylund for going above and beyond to make sure dividers were removed for pickup in VPTH B06. We really appreciate you going out of your way to help. Thank you! -- Julie Lewellen (Comparative Pathobiology)

Mark Houser

Mark Houser (Grounds/Recycling): A huge thank you to Mark Houser for always going above and beyond in helping the Libraries. We are currently consolidating six libraries to into the new WALC building, and Mark has been a huge asset in helping us accomplish this. Recently he removed and replaced over 12 full (and heavy) green bins from the Physics Library during the construction that caused the closure of the building docks. He also has helped Purdue Libraries Facilities (PLF) multiple times in moving items too large and heavy for our trucks, and in removing large Gaylord boxes from multiple libraries in different buildings. From all of us at the Libraries, thank you for your friendly disposition and helping hand, Mark! -- Jacinda Laymon (Libraries)

Mary Ballard

Mary Ballard (College of Liberal Arts): Mary Ballard cleaned out and organized the fourth-floor storage area for the College of Liberal Arts. She contacted individual departments, cleaned out files, and organized the removal of multiple pieces of furniture to salvage. Thanks for taking on this huge task for CLA. -- Tammy Hare (College of Liberal Arts)

Mike Focosi

Mike Focosi (College of Science): Mike Focosi, senior web administrator with the College of Science, is one of those guys that really knows the ins and outs of his job. With his easygoing personality, patience and complete understanding, he sets our minds at ease when we need his assistance. He is willing to come anytime and help us with our difficult website requests. He is so friendly and capable it amazes us. Thanks, Mike, we more than appreciate your many efforts! -- Cindy Everhart and Tom Hanna (both Chemistry)

Mindy Biery and Lisa Beals

Mindy Biery and Lisa Beals (Registrar): I had a student mistakenly not registered for the summer, and Mindy and Lisa Beals went out of their way to help me. They could have said, 'Not our mistake,' but instead immediately went into action and got my student taken care. I appreciate the attitude of the Office of the Registrar. -- Loretta McKinniss (Engineering Education)

Terrii Gilbert

Terrii Gilbert (Building Services): I would like to thank all of the custodians here at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. They do a fabulous job of keeping Birck from looking like a 10-year-old building. An extra 'Thumbs Up' toTerrii for going above and beyond to assist in keeping our kitchen area sparkling clean. -- Nancy Black (Birck Nanotechnology Center)

Tuhin Dey

Tuhin Dey (IT Teaching and Learning Technologies): I just can't say enough in praise of Tuhin Dey, whose expertise in digital education course prep has been so essential to designing and launching my online Shakespeare on Film class this summer. I could not have got this course set up without his leading the way! -- Paul White (English)

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