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:

Bobbi Musick

Bobbi Musick (Purdue Memorial Union Dining): On Jan. 27, the cash machine in PMU was down. Bobbi took time out of her busy day to walk cashiers from other units through manual deposits. This process is time-consuming and can be confusing for cashiers. Bobbi saved the day by going above and beyond to make sure everyone was taken care of. Thank you, Bobbi! You're a PMU superstar! -- Ashley Sanders (Purdue Dining and Catering)

Brandon Allen and Amonté Martin

Brandon Allen and Amonté Martin (both Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education): Brandon Allen and Amonté Martin, both graduate students in the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, started a bottled water drive to help the citizens of Flint, Michigan. The two drove five hours to Flint with more than 250 cases of water and 30 one-gallon jugs of water donated by the Purdue community. In addition to the water donations, they received $500 in contributions, which they used to purchase more water for distribution in Flint. The College of Agriculture is very proud of and grateful to Brandon and Amonté. They made a real difference and set an example for us all. -- Jay Akridge (College of Agriculture)

Charlene Darnell

Charlene Darnell (Business Office Student Life): It gives me great pleasure to nominate Charlene for a 'Thumbs Up.' She is my business representative for Earhart Hall, and I am always calling on her for assistance. She is always patient and knowledgeable when you go to her for advice. She is consistent, reliable and punctual, which helps me get my work done in a timely manner. Thank you, Charlene! -- Debbie Crowe (Earhart Residence Hall)

Department of Chemistry Maintenance Shop

Department of Chemistry Maintenance Shop: A big thanks to Ned Gangwer, Betty Dexter, Steve Barker and Aaron Harkleroad, who are the Department of Chemistry Maintenance Shop. They provide outstanding support to our chemistry department building operations and services. Most importantly they installed devices to get the coats and backpacks off the cramped floor of the first-floor women's bathroom in Wetherill. Thousands of students use this building each day, and in the winter the floors become coated with dirt, salt, and melting snow. The devices allow students, staff and faculty to neatly hang their belongings while using the bathroom. We are very appreciative and grateful for all they do! -- Marcy Towns (Chemistry)

Nanette DeEulis

Nanette DeEulis (Dean of Students): I would like to personally thank Nanette for all she does for our department. I appreciate the training and mentoring she has provided not only myself but to others. Thank you for your continuous hard work and your service-oriented attitude daily, despite our busy workloads. You truly are an asset to Purdue. -- Melissa Schwartz (Office of the Dean of Students)

Natalie Patterson

Natalie Patterson (Registrar): Very grateful to Natalie Patterson for her responsiveness in creating Cognos reports for our program. She was prompt, upbeat and delivered the report well ahead of the promised time. Thanks again, Natalie, for going above and beyond. -- Paige Allen (College of Veterinary Medicine)

Taina Kuntz

Taina Kuntz (Office of the Provost): Thank you, Taina, for everything you do. You are a true asset to our office, and I don't know how I would do it all without you. You rock! -- Meghan Rusk (Office of the Provost)

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