June 19, 2020

MaPSAC awards grants to 18 employees for professional development

MaPSAC has awarded individual professional development grants to 18 management and professional staff members for the spring application cycle.

Grants up to $750 are awarded twice a year. MaPSAC, the Management and Professional Staff Advisory Committee, presented a total of $9,700 for its spring 2020 grants.  The volunteer committee reviewed 79 eligible applications. The committee thanks applicants for their patience as pandemic-related realities affected the review process. The fall application period will open in September and be available to support activities occurring from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

Grant recipients, their positions and the areas in which they work are:

Jessica Bowditch, veterinary technician, Small Animal Surgery.
Denise Buhrmester, director of communications, College of Health and Human Sciences.
Lynn Cornell, lead administrative assistant, International Programs in Agriculture.

Michele Dekle, associate auditor, Internal Audit.
Cristina Farmus, managing director, CISTAR, Chemical Engineering.
Nicholas Glassmaker, research scientist, Birck Nanotechnology Center.

Kamra Goodwin, communication and marketing specialist, Agricultural Economics.
Julie Hancock, program manager, International Programs in Agriculture.
Steven Heinold, Gear Up regional director, College of Education.

Amruta Inamdar, career services consultant - graduate students, Center for Career Opportunities.
Chelsie Jaramillo, community wellness coordinator, Madison County office, Purdue Extension.
David Jones, senior HR business partner, Human Resources.

Leanne McGiveron, director, business relationship management, Agriculture Information Technology.
Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, lab research technologist, Veterinary Clinical Sciences.
Lisa Newman, business manager specialist and training coordinator, College of Engineering Financial Affairs.

Katie Whiteford, 4-H youth development educator, Extension.
Melissa Widhalm, operations manager, Purdue Climate Change Research Center.
Xinrui (Rose) Xu, career services consultant - international student specialist, Center for Career Opportunities.

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