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:

Ashlee Messersmith

Ashlee Messersmith (Graduate School): Ashlee went above and beyond the call of duty when helping a student format and deposit their thesis. Exceedingly friendly and helpful! -- Amanda Robinson-Junker (Comparative Pathobiology)

Blaine Brown

Blaine Brown (Animal Sciences): Thank you to Blaine Brown and the Boilermaker Butcher Block team for assisting with a recent special order. Thanks to you, the beef stew served for the participants at the Battle of Tippecanoe commemoration received rave reviews. -- Phyllis Dotson (Director of Business Managers)

Mark Stinnette

Mark Stinnette (Human Development and Family Studies): The day before the Honoring Women Veterans Conference, I received a call from our keynote speaker, who had arrived to the Louisville airport. The VA partner flying to meeting her was stranded on the East Coast because she missed her flight. She needed to catch a later flight, which would delay her arrival to Louisville and subsequently, delay our keynote speaker from being able to arrive to Evansville before 2 a.m. She would miss our welcome dinner and have a potentially dangerous situation driving that late into the evening/early morning. Mark was planning to travel from New Albany to attend our conference. I called him to see if by chance he would be willing to go to the Louisville airport to pick up our guest at midnight and bring her to Evansville. Mark was more than happy to help us. He truly saved the day. Beyond saving our conference, Mark has done tremendous work in Evansville growing our Tri-State Military Resource Network. He’s doing great work, and we are fortunate to have him and MFRI in our region. -- Cherie Leonhardt with Honoring Women Veterans Conference

Tyson McFall

Tyson McFall (Botany and Plant Pathology): A big thank you to Tyson McFall for her outstanding planning and hosting of the 2016 Annual Botany and Plant Pathology Poster Session held at the Beck Agricultural Center on Nov. 16. This event showcased 52 student/postdoc posters. Over 125 faculty, administrators, industry, postdoc and students attended and participated in this event. Tyson is a great ambassador for the department, the College of Agriculture and Purdue. -- Pam Mow (Botany and Plant Pathology)

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