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:

Amber Mizerik

Amber Mizerik (IT Infrastructure Services): Thanks to Amber for all her help resolving some issues I was having with the Reporting system for Blackboard Transact. Many in our tech support areas of ITaP don't get the true recognition they deserve for all the help they provide. Amber worked with me to find and fix the issue, even though the issue was not in fact her area of expertise. She could have easily passed me off to someone else, but she helped me find the problem and fix it. Truly appreciate it. -- Loribeth Hettinger (Purdue ID Card Office)

Boiler Gold Rush campus partners

Boiler Gold Rush campus partners: We welcomed over 6,000 new Boilermakers during Boiler Gold Rush. Our program would not be successful without our campus partners. We appreciate everyone that had a role in the transition of our new Boilers! Thank you! -- Kasi Jones and the BGR team

Cathy Nelson

Cathy Nelson (Sponsored Program Services): Cathy has been working extra hard while the area has been short-staffed, going above and beyond to do her job the very best she can. She has been great! -- Mallory Nelson (Sponsored Program Services)

Engineering Computer Network staff

Engineering Computer Network staff: Great job by the ECN staff that converted an ITaP lab into an ECN lab over the summer. Recently, they set up two new learning spaces in less than three days in preparation for the academic year. -- T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Kasi Jones

Kasi Jones (Student Success): Kasi has been instrumental in the planning and execution of the Boiler Gold Rush program for many years. This year in particular saw the highest number of participants (over 6,000) as well as it was the first year to move in on a business day. Monday and Tuesday of move-in could not have gone any better. Kasi and her team of student leaders did an excellent job of welcoming new students and their parents. Kudos to everyone for making move-in such a great success. -- Ally Goodrich (Student Activities, Organizations and PMU)

Lock Shop employees

Lock Shop employees: I wanted to send out a thank you to Curtis Barker, Curtis Borden, Jeff Hemersbach, Emmett Davis and Josh Sondgeroth from the Lock Shop for their hard work and dedication to see that the classroom security project was completed this summer along with all of the other work the shop had to do along with this time-sensitive project. Big Thumbs Up. -- Randy Copas (Operations and Maintenance)

Maria Longoria-Littleton

Maria Longoria-Littleton (Discovery Park): Maria has gone above and beyond to train me and make my employment here at Discovery Park the best experience possible. Since I started here in May she has been nothing but supportive and dependable in every situation I come to her with. Maria always comes to work with a smile on her face and the most positive attitude. She is an absolute joy to work with, and I look forward to working beside her here in Discovery Park for some time to come. -- Nicole Kingma (Discovery Park)

Matthew Maylath

Matthew Maylath (Procurement Services): Matthew is so helpful and very friendly. He's always willing to take time to help us with anything we have questions about. Even when our scanner messes up and throws a document or backup to a document, he helps us straighten it out. Thank you, Matthew! -- Kathy Cavanaugh and Marcia Dillman (Central Files)

Physical Facilities staff in Building and Grounds, Operations and Maintenance, Project Teams, Program Management and Construction Services

Physical Facilities staff in Building and Grounds, Operations and Maintenance, Project Teams, Program Management and Construction Services: We would like to thank the Physical Facilities staff in Building and Grounds, Operations and Maintenance, Project Teams, Program Management and Construction Services for a job well done this summer to ensure that our residence halls and dining courts are a safe and comfortable environment for our students during the upcoming semester. We appreciate all the hard work, leadership and dedication to excellence. -- University Residences Capital Project staff and facility managers

Refuse and Recycling crew

Refuse and Recycling crew: The entire Shreve staff wanted to acknowledge the Refuse and Recycling crew for the awesome job on Aug. 17-18 during Boiler Gold Rush. First year that you had the entire campus to keep and with heavy move-in traffic on weekdays. We felt well taken care of. You do a great job through the year as well, but Monday and Tuesday with nearly 800 students + parents moving into Shreve Hall alone, really tested your mettle. Great job! Thank you for all that you do for us and the Purdue community as a whole. -- Gary Williams (Shreve Residence Hall)

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