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:

Aaron Sprout

Aaron Sprout (IT Application Services): Since the power outage, I was experiencing some serious glitches with listservs. I contacted Aaron, who immediately got on the phone with me and was able to resolve the issue within minutes. Best customer service ever! -- Beth York (Entomology)

Arin Weidner

Arin Weidner (College of Agriculture): Congratulations on the success of Experience at Purdue: Science of Sound Workshop held April 14. -- Liz Beiersdorfer (Field Extension Educators)

Hannah Harper

Hannah Harper (Krannert School of Management): Hannah did an excellent job planning the PowerShift Case Competition on April 12. The event was a success for all participants! -- Candi Lange (Krannert School of Management)

Janet Beagle

Janet Beagle (College of Engineering): Janet was helpful when she worked in the Graduate School and we knew it would be the same with her coming to the College of Engineering. There are a lot of changes going on and Janet has been there to answer all of the many questions and keep processes moving forward. I appreciate her work ethic. She just goes with the flow and rolls with the punches, and we could all learn from her. -- Loretta Mckinniss (Engineering Education)

Kenji Matsuki

Kenji Matsuki (Mathematics): Thanks to Kenji’s swift action during a Web Assign crisis, he saved his students from a lot of hassle and stress. -- Jacob Logan (First-Year Engineering)

Lillian Evans, Alicia Gilbert and Ariel Robinson

Lillian Evans (Division of Diversity of Inclusion), Alicia Gilbert (Dean of Students) and Ariel Robinson (Student Success): We’d like to recognize and thank Lillian, Alicia and Ariel for helping us on our recent Emerging Leader trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. They volunteered to help drive our group of almost 30 undergraduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences and Purdue Polytechnic. They also helped facilitate educational conversations on center exhibits, expand educational moments and conduct a few sing-alongs. We couldn’t have made this experience happen without their help! -- Danita Dolly (Purdue Polytechnic Institute) and Heather Dykes (College of Health and Human Sciences)

Maricel Lawrence

Maricel Lawrence (Digital Education): Thank you to Maricel and her team, Alicia West and Sarah Bischoff, for their support and creativity of the Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program. I feel like we are making great progress! Thank you! -- Bianca Zenor (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Ned Gangwer

Ned Gangwer (Chemistry): Ned really helped me and my students with the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics annual student conference this weekend. Without his assistance, we would have been unable to run our student poster session. We are very thankful for Ned’s help! -- Mark Daniel Ward (Statistics)

Patty Turner

Patty Turner (Materials Management Distribution): Patty went above and beyond when it came to helping the Bechtel Innovation Design Center get a large piece of equipment shipped to meet an end-of-semester deadline. A big thanks to her from me and our students. -- David McMillan (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Rita Garriott

Rita Garriott (Honors College and Residences): I’d like to thank Rita for her consummate professionalism as our assistant director of facilities. Rita’s actions in calmly directing students, faculty and staff during Friday’s fire drill was just another example of her contributions that make Honors College and Residences a great place to learn, live and work! -- Catharine Patrone (Honors College)

Viki Rogers and Christine Reidy

Viki Rogers and Christine Reidy (both Discovery Park): Viki and Christine have been working diligently to coordinate and expedite the procurement of several large purchases for Birck Nanotechnology Center. They are regularly communicating with faculty, staff and the procurement office to ensure that the process flows smoothly. They have done a fantastic job and I greatly appreciate their extra efforts! -- Erica Cox (Birck Nanotechnology Center)

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