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:

Amanda Dalton

Amanda Dalton (Building Services): I've started out working with Amanda. She has been a wealth of information on how things are done and how machines are run. I don't know if I'd have gotten through my first month or so without her knowledge and help. I believe she has gone above and beyond to help me learn this job. Thank you, Amanda, for all your help. -- Kim Lock (Building Services)

Beth McCord

Beth McCord (University Development Office): Beth has gone above and beyond her designated responsibilities of assisting in the Delivra training process and transition. She not only spent additional time in training staff, but also has created numerous reference documents as resources. Beth gets things done and is an absolute delight to work with. Thank you, Beth, for all you have done to assist the College of Pharmacy Office of Student Services with the process of learning and implementing. Your additional professional efforts have not gone unnoticed and are very much appreciated! -- Jennifer Dexter (College of Pharmacy)

Don Smith and Lester Kaniok

Don Smith and Lester Kaniok (Operations and Maintenance): The Surplus Store would like to thank Don Smith and Lester Kaniok, lighting technicians, for assisting us in fixing a lighting problem. We thought we needed three high bay light bulbs replaced. Out of the three, only one was a simple bulb replacement. Thanks, Don and Lester, for working through our problems and making our space bright again. -- Susan Ticen (Materials Management Distribution)

International Students and Scholars

International Students and Scholars: ISS did a great job helping me process all the urgent J-1 visa applications before my vacation. They are always helpful and informative. They are a great team and asset to Purdue. -- Janis Gosewehr (Forestry and Natural Resources)

ITaP team

ITaP team: Thanks to Ashley Burgess, Daniel Pierce, Sam Richardson, Brandon Crowe, Greg Laffoon, Theresa Mowery and Brian Dick for going above and beyond to make the Marketing and Media move to Vistech a success by managing a new system install for all of the data and phone requirements. Without your quick response, forward thinking and willingness to work long hours, this project would not have been completed by the deadline. -- Sam Nesbit (Capital Program Management)

Purdue Musical Organizations staff

Purdue Musical Organizations staff: I wanted to give a huge 'Thank you!' to the staff at Purdue Musical Organizations for coming together and making the start of this year fantastic. These people are truly some of the most dedicated and hard-working people I have ever worked with. Thank you Rachel Mirkin, Liz Ehrlich, Andrea Ridge, Chrissy Crawley, Jeff Vallier, Rhonda Blacklock, Scott Hines, Sarah May, Marietta Taylor and Colton Withers. You are all truly a blessing to me and this program. Thank you! -- William Griffel (Purdue Musical Organizations)

Purdue Village service staff

Purdue Village service staff: I would like to give the entire service staff at Purdue Village a big 'Thumbs Up' for getting through a rough summer with all the apartments we needed to get ready for a new school year plus all the moves that took place so we could house some of the new freshmen. Some people had to work weekends to get everything done, but we worked together and got it done. Good job, Purdue Village! -- Dennis Hamilton (Purdue Village)

Rachael DeRudder, John Duncan and Michael Lane

Rachael DeRudder (Radiological and Environmental Management), John Duncan (Operations and Maintenance) and Michael Lane (Operations and Maintenance): Thank you for going above and beyond the call of duty to get our biosafety cabinet restored to working order for work on a high priority Zika sample. -- Valorie Bowman (Biological Sciences)

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