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:

Birck custodians

Birck custodians: On Monday, while already short-handed, they put furniture in our atrium back in order. We told them we would take care of it, but they got to it before we could. They are a great group of people, and we want to thank them for keeping our building looking tip-top. -- Di Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Nancy Black (Birck Nanotechnology Center)

Deb Felix

Deb Felix (Teaching Success): Deb has done a wonderful job of organizing multiple overlapping events, including some very early mornings. Without her we would be lost. -- Dan Guberman and Erica Layow (both Teaching Success)

Deb Martin

Deb Martin (Purdue Village): A big 'Thumbs Up' and thank you to Deb Martin for pitching in and helping out tremendously while the service staff in the dining courts was short-handed. Deb was on temporary loan from Purdue Village to fill in for some absent dining court service workers during a particularly busy time. She jumped right in and helped out at Ford Dining Court, providing a clean environment for our guests. She even took it upon herself to do some extra detail work, particularly in the lobby area. A day later Deb was helping out again, this time doing laundry at Wiley Dining Court. She carried out both jobs expertly and with a sense of pride. Thank you also to Monica Rowe and Jacob Garis, who arranged for Deb to be able to help out at the dining courts. Deb's help was much appreciated, very timely, and essential to the needs of the dining courts. Thank you, Deb! Your help was amazing! -- Mark Layman (University Residences/Resident Life)

Jenna Rickus

Jenna Rickus (Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning): Jenna Rickus was kind enough to come to the PACADA Annual Business Meeting on Feb. 1 to introduce herself and provide updates on provost initiatives, particularly as they pertain to changes in advising. She patiently answered a number of questions with poise and professionalism. We look forward to partnering with Jenna in the future. Thank you! -- PACADA Communications & Connections Committee

Jesse Ellis

Jesse Ellis (Building Services): Thank you for always giving our dusty office an extra sweep and for going the extra mile to not inconvenience us by closing our bathroom before we leave or giving us warning if you must. Your efforts are appreciated. -- Michelle Radtke (Managerial Accounting Services)

Lisa Hunter

Lisa Hunter (Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital): Lisa does a great job leading her staff and has really improved the overall atmosphere. -- Phillip Whiteman ((Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital)

Tony Priest

Tony Priest (Materials Management Distribution): Tony is awesome to work with. He is reliable, consistent, helpful and always open to any questions I have. He goes above and beyond his job description, and even assembles office chairs prior to delivery. Thank you, Tony! -- Nicole Cox (Exploratory Studies)

To submit an item for "Thumbs Up" or to find out more about the feature, click here.

Thumbs Up Archive

2016 Thumbs Up Archive

2015 Thumbs Up Archive

2014 Thumbs Up Archive

Faculty-Staff News

More News

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2014-17 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Brand Toolkit | Maintained by Marketing and Media

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at so we can help.