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:

Brooke Linn, Kaletra Dispennett and the Career Advising Council

Brooke Linn (College of Pharmacy), Kaletra Dispennett (Career Success) and the Career Advising Council: On May 8, the Career Advising Council, sponsored by Sandy Monroe, director of undergraduate advising, hosted a professional development opportunity to learn more about incorporating career advising into academic advising. This committee also has developed career exploration activities for new Purdue students to complete prior to STAR. Thanks so much, Career Advising Council, for going above and beyond in providing additional career trainings to campus! -- PACADA Communications Committee

Judith Clare

Judith Clare (Physical Facilities Fiscal Affairs): Judy is the best expeditor the elevator shop has ever had. She constantly does the little things that others don't even think to do. She is a huge asset to Purdue. As an example, the elevators at Math Sciences Building had a continuing issue of outages due to interlocks not making up all the time. The issue was the parts we were getting were not the exact same ones that we would replace. Judy tracked down the issue and found the correct parts for us. Saving much downtime for the customers at Math. This is just one example of many. Thanks, Judy. -- Elevator Shop staff

Patty Turner and Pam Lewellen

Patty Turner and Pam Lewellen (both Materials Management Distribution): I would like to thank Patty Turner and Pam Lewellen for their assistance with the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication's Maymester course in Washington, D.C. I would like to thank Patty for working with our vendor to ship products that were needed for the course, and I would like to thank Pam for all of her assistance in helping PICC prepare for the course. Pam had several extra packages to ship/receive. She also assisted with finding a package that had not arrived prior to departure, and she made sure that it was in my hands prior to the students, arrival. Thank you, Patty and Pam, for all of your assistance! -- Julie Wise (Communication)

Purdue good Samaritan

Purdue good Samaritan: I would like to thank the Purdue employee that was a good Samaritan on April 20 and called the police when my car was involved in a hit-and-run accident. I didn't get your name, but I hope you read this and know how much it meant to me to have someone care enough to get the license plate number of the guy who hit my car. Thank you! -- Bonnie Sondgeroth (Division of Construction Engineering and Management)

Robert Underwood

Robert Underwood (Procurement Services): For excellent, comprehensive and timely help with an equipment purchase. -- Lynne Taylor (Industrial and Physical Pharmacy)

Roger Mahrling

Roger Mahrling (Biological Sciences): Roger did a great job helping us make a complicated move and installation of remote microscope controller equipment. We couldn't have done it without him! -- Valorie Bowman (Biological Sciences)

Virginia Kuyoth, Linda Wesley, Joe Cobb and Skyler Fleenor

Virginia Kuyoth, Linda Wesley, Joe Cobb and Skyler Fleenor (all Building Services): We would like to acknowledge the excellent work done by the custodial crews, which include Virginia Kuyoth, Linda Wesley, Joe Cobb and Skyler Fleenor, in their daily cleaning of our building and laboratory and especially for their latest service on waxing the floor of our laboratory. Their exceptional labor was recognized not only by ourselves but also by the FDA staffs who visited and commended the cleanliness of the area. -- David Acevedo, Yang Yang, Ramon Pena, Andy Koswara, Zoltan Nagy (Chemical Engineering)

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