October 23, 2023

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Citlally Jimenez

Citlally Jimenez (Purdue Global): Citlally created three amazing cooking videos for Hispanic Heritage Month. Not only are the recipes delicious, but she’s also an engaging and fun host. Gracias, Citlally! — Jessi Eaton (Purdue Global) 

Katey Watson

Katey Watson (Libraries): Archivists are known for being as helpful as possible to their patrons, but recently, on a particular day, archivist Katey Watson went above and beyond. This day she had a patron that she spent hours with assisting with their research. However, this person had some unique mobility issues, so Katey was kind enough to stay with and assist this person get around all day. She assisted this person to and from their car and even accompanied this person to lunch. Some patrons’ needs are certainly a lot more difficult and demanding than others. Katey went out of her way to meet this customer’s challenging needs and deserves a “Thumbs Up”! — Craig Leavell (Libraries)

Steve Martin

Steve Martin (Purdue Research Foundation): I’d like to express my gratitude to Steve Martin for his outstanding work in crafting the news article and providing help with the broad dissemination of content through social media. — Wei Zakharov (Libraries)

Purdue Global Heritage Month planning committee

Purdue Global Heritage Month planning committee: Thanks to our Heritage Month Planning Committee, specifically Kristin Early, Barbara Kent, Gonzalo Gutierrez, Guilene Williams, Jessi Eaton, Julie Torres-Roman, Mary Laska, Lori Morrissette, Nancy Santiago, Citlally Jimenez, Tammy Chiong, Vanessa Myers, Barbara Green and Ty Baker (all Purdue Global), for making this month a success! I am eternally grateful for everyone who graciously gave of their talents and time. I also want to extend a special thank-you to Liz Fitzgerald (Purdue Global) for her technical assistance during the keynote address and to Julie Torres-Roman for her amazing facilitation during that event. I also want to highlight the passion and commitment of Citlally Jimenez, who took the time to record cooking videos that featured a new recipe for each week of the month. Finally, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the hard, behind-the-scenes work of Ty Baker and Jessi Eaton, who made the coordination of this month’s activities look effortless. — Tiffany Townsend (Purdue Global)

Jen Schott

Jen Schott (Purdue Global): In addition to her teaching assignments, Jen worked alongside our director to submit the edits to our orientation course. She worked many hours reviewing the course and collaborating with the team to ensure the best changes for student success. — Jamie Linville (Purdue Global)

Karla Cunningham, Kate Winton and Ashlyn Ruff

Karla Cunningham, Kate Winton and Ashlyn Ruff (all Exploratory Studies): As we pass the halfway point of the semester, I’d like to thank my EDPS 105 planning team for all they’ve done to help launch and maintain the course so far this fall. It’s a huge undertaking, and I could not do it without them. Thank you, ladies! — Mary Beth Lencke (Exploratory Studies)

James Stanchfield

James Stanchfield (Academic Training): James gave his time and attention to a special request that has provided a learning space for a small group of students in an independent study. He worked a small miracle. Many thanks, James, for catching such a curveball. — Leslie Schumacher (College Administration)

Katie May

Katie May (College of Pharmacy): Katie has a huge impact on Pharmacy students as she has created and implemented many engagement activities. Most recently, she has created a few activities for National Pharmacy Week. Thank you for making a difference in our students’ lives! — Steve Myszak (College of Pharmacy) 

Ammany McFadden, Alexis Davis, Kris Yambao and all Residential Leadership Seminar instructors

Ammany McFadden, Alexis Davis, Kris Yambao (all Residential Life) and all Residential Leadership Seminar instructors: I want to thank Ammany McFadden, Alexis Davis, Kris Yambao and all the Residential Leadership Seminar instructors for their work in teaching, training, supporting and developing the first-year resident assistants through the Residential Leadership Seminar course. Their extra time, energy and efforts for our student staff are appreciated and make such an important impact. Thank you again! — Adam Iserman (Residential Life)

Olga Povolotska and Ellen Barbou

Olga Povolotska and Ellen Barbour (both Financial Aid): Thank you for always being willing to help our current and prospective students learn more about financial aid! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

JoAnne Sandifur

JoAnne Sandifur (Graduate School): Thank you for your continued assistance with improving Slate processes between Purdue West Lafayette and Purdue Fort Wayne! — Angela Morren (Purdue Fort Wayne)

College of Pharmacy faculty and staff

College of Pharmacy faculty and staff: I’d like to thank the College of Pharmacy faculty and staff for everything they do for the students. We really appreciate you! Happy belated National Pharmacy Week! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Kenya Young

Kenya Young (Purdue for Life Foundation): Kenya deserves this thumbs-up as she works hard to keep our group informed and on track. She assists us with everything from scheduling meetings to expenses, always with a smile and a personal little touch. She keeps us on track for almost everything and is happy to help whether it’s a local request or an urgent call from the road requesting assistance with anything. Kenya is always there to help with a smile. — Tom Smith (Purdue for Life Foundation)

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