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:

College of Liberal Arts Employment Center

College of Liberal Arts Employment Center: We would like to give a big thank you to our College of Liberal Arts Employment Center for answering our many questions on the new summer payroll method. Their patience and guidance made this a smooth transition for those of us who are fairly new to the Business Office. Thanks for your dedication to teamwork, Nina Wilson and Tracie Wagner! -- Edie Moffitt and Matt Bosgraaf (College of Liberal Arts)

Grounds Recycling Collection team

Grounds Recycling Collection team: I have requested numerous times for the recycling collectors in Grounds to replace our full secured bin with an empty one. They replace it within 24 hours. Thank you for being so prompt! -- Diana Dexter (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

ITaP Labs Student Leadership Team

ITaP Labs Student Leadership Team: A big thank you to members of our ITaP labs team who picked up extra shifts during finals week to help with on-site exam assistance. I'd like to thank Anna Biela, Manny Bravo, Lauren Johnson, Gabby Merriken and Joel Van Auken -- with a special shout-out to Riley Bowling, Andrew Graber, Mariah Mathews and Emily Nuenke, who all worked multiple exams. Great job! -- Theresa Morgan (IT Customer Relations and Process Management)

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson (Operations and Maintenance): Jack and his whole metal shop team are fantastic. We had a critical piece of equipment fail, and it was holding us up from prepping an important event. Jack sent one of his crew, and they took the part back to the shop, welded it and had it back to us in less than an hour. Top-notch service. Thank you from HTM Foodservice. -- Bruce Goad (HTM Foodservice)

Jill Manuel

Jill Manuel (Registrar): I wanted to thank Jill Manuel for all her assistance during my first time with scheduling semester computer labs for courses. Jill was a huge help and had seemingly endless reserves of patience for all of my questions. Thank you so much, Jill! -- Theresa Morgan (IT Customer Relations and Process Management)

Lisa Gross, Stacie Miller and Michelle McBrite

Lisa Gross (Botany and Plant Pathology), Stacie Miller (Botany and Plant Pathology) and Michelle McBrite (Purdue Research Foundation-University Development Office): I would like to thank Lisa, Stacie and Michelle for their assistance in preparing events to honor Mauricio Antonio Lopes, our 2018 honorary doctorate recipient. Lisa and Stacie helped me with all the details related to our reception and research symposium, and I simply couldn't have done it without their help. Michelle set up for our event at Dauch Alumni Center, and the room was absolutely wonderful and full of Purdue pride. We truly appreciate all your efforts in making our events run smoothly. -- Pam Mow (Botany and Plant Pathology)

Mark Padgett, Tom Johnson and Tim Lange

Mark Padgett, Tom Johnson and Tim Lange (all IT Customer Relations and Process Management): Thank you to Mark, Tom and Tim for all their help with program questions that came up during some final exams in the labs. We really appreciate all your assistance in keeping the exams going. -- Theresa Morgan (IT Customer Relations and Process Management)

Patty Turner

Patty Turner (Materials Management Distribution): Patty is always there to put out fires and expedite solutions. When a shipment of live insects came in too late for our once-daily mail delivery. At our request, Patty located the boxes of insects and moved them to a cooler location until we could pick them up and bring them back to their new 'home.' She goes above and beyond on a regular basis, whether asked to do so or not. Thanks, Patty! -- Beth York (Entomology)

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