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:

25-plus staff who supported the water pipe-repair safety research study published July 26, 2017

25-plus staff who supported the water pipe-repair safety research study published July 26, 2017: A variety of Purdue staff were instrumental to the success of a newly released cured-in-place-pipe water pipe repair study. The study focused on the widely used CIPP method for repairing sewer-, storm-water and drinking-water pipes and has prompted worker safety agencies, companies, and municipalities to reexamine the safety of the technology and that of nearby people. Purdue’s rapid response study involved 14 students and faculty from Engineering and Health Sciences and testing in California and Indiana.

Ben Holmes

Ben Holmes (IT Teaching and Learning Technologies): Ben was very receptive and helpful in training, assisting and solving some WebEx issues for a very large meeting. He went out of his way to help me make the meeting successful -- whether you attended in person or on WebEx. -- Cindy Davis (Human Resources)

Mike Shettle, John Richardson, Merri Anne Wright, Ted Malone, Malissa Ayala and Michelle Ashcraft

Mike Shettle (University Residences), John Richardson (IT Application Services), Merri Anne Wright (University Residences), Ted Malone (Financial Aid), Malissa Ayala (Financial Aid) and Michelle Ashcraft (Student Success): Student Success Programs deeply appreciates the hard work of these excellent colleagues and campus partners who worked hard to resolve a housing assignment challenge for some of Purdue’s incoming low-income Purdue students. They worked collaboratively to help these students avoid accumulating unnecessary debt and make Purdue truly accessible and affordable. -- Dan Carpenter (Student Success)

Patricia Turner

Patricia Turner (Materials Management Distribution): Patricia helped me get an item sent correctly. Her kind help was much appreciated! -- Donna Gaylord (Agriculture Information Technology)

Rob Bisher, Terrii Gilbert, Dave Ocker, Jay Wiedenhoeft, Rachel Stair, Eduardo Tovar and Lala Proffit

Rob Bisher, Terrii Gilbert, Dave Ocker, Jay Wiedenhoeft, Rachel Stair, Eduardo Tovar and Lala Proffit (all Building Services): We have over 200 graduate students housed at Birck, and with that offices can get pretty cluttered. Rob, Terrii, Dave, Jay, Rachel, Eduardo and Lala took on the enormous task of coordinating and motivating our students to declutter their spaces, making our grad offices look the best I've ever seen in my six years of working here. Thank you very much for all your hard work to keep Birck looking its best. You really go above and beyond! -- Jaime Turner (Birck Nanotechnology Center)

Service Center in MATH B22

Service Center in MATH B22: First, they sent a person over to meet with me in my meeting room where I could not get the sound to work during a meeting-prep time. Then, they offered me a piece of equipment that would work and they helped train me on that equipment and dropped it off in person on the day of the meeting. They were very helpful. -- Cindy Davis (Human Resources)

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