November 6, 2023

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General Labor

General Labor: I must say that in my many years on this campus, I have consistently had positive results in my interactions with the General Labor group. However, in the last six months to a year, this group has really excelled in the essential services they provide. Brandon Ball (Operations and Maintenance) is doing an exceptional job in communicating and scheduling the tsunami of work orders they receive. In fact, even shorthanded, they are providing the Department of Biological Sciences with some of the best service it has ever received. Well done and please keep it up. Your group is extremely valuable when it comes to the rest of this campus getting its work done. Thanks. — John Bowman (Biological Sciences) 

College of Engineering Graduate Education team

College of Engineering Graduate Education team: The College of Engineering Graduate Education team picked up the slack without complaint when I was out for an extended period of time. I can easily say this is a great team. Everyone works with compassion and provides a wonderful team dynamic! Thank you to Stephen McBride, Ashlee Zink, Jackie McDermott, Janet Beagle and Colleen Coulter for being such great team members. — Stefanie Porter (College of Engineering)

Steven Zhou

Steven Zhou (Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment): The Great Place to Work core team of Purdue University Online would like to express their appreciation to Steven Zhou, a survey and measurement methods lead in Purdue Institutional Data Analytics + Assessment, for the expertise and guidance he provided throughout the annual employee engagement and satisfaction survey project. He was early on every deadline and exceeded expectations with the quality of his work. We were thankful for his knowledge of the process and what produces the most comprehensive results. Steven took ownership from the beginning and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. — Purdue University Online Great Place to Work core team 

Mindy Biery

Mindy Biery (Office of the Registrar): Thanks for always being swift and good at your job. I appreciate your help and time so much.  — LouAnna Eichrodt (Mechanical Engineering)

Sierra Morin

Sierra Morin (Hillenbrand Dining): Sierra recently planned and executed Hillenbrand Dining Court’s Day of the Dead celebration. Sierra worked very hard in the planning stage by setting a delicious menu and finding delightful decorations. On the day of the event, Sierra did an excellent job decorating the dining room, creating an inviting atmosphere for our student diners. Thank you, Sierra! — Eric Coates (Hillenbrand Dining)

Tom Hanna

Tom Hanna (Chemistry): Huge thanks to Tom for stepping in to help Biochemistry and Chemical Biology during a time of high-volume work and unexpected disruption in other support. All of our faculty are so grateful for your collegiality and support! — Shalini Low-Nam (Chemistry)

Olivia Williamson

Olivia Williamson (International Students and Scholars): Liv’s concern, attention and care for our arriving visiting scholars is an asset to the entire Scholar Services team. — Debbie Lewis (International Students and Scholars)

Ann Perry

Ann Perry (Office of Admissions): I want to recognize Ann for working hours past her normal working day to assist a student with submitting their application. Ann’s patience and dedication in supporting the student and their parents were very commendable. Way to go, Ann! — Emily Vester (Office of Admissions)

Barb LaDage

Barb LaDage (Office of the Registrar): Recently, a student who is graduating in December had not completed all the steps to finalize approval to walk across the stage. A message to Barb quickly rectified the situation. Thanks to Barb, this student will enjoy commencement without any stress. — T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Brett Nees

Brett Nees (College of Pharmacy): I’d like to thank Brett for the College of Pharmacy! He is always quick to respond and very helpful! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Pam Ringor and Jane Krause

Pam Ringor and Jane Krause (both College of Pharmacy): I’d like to thank Pam Ringor and Jane Krause for everything they do for the students in the Pharmacy learning community! The students always talk about how much they feel connected and supported. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy) 

Pam Jenkins

Pam Jenkins (Office of the Registrar): Thank you to Pam Jenkins for always helping answer questions about transfer credit and following up to make sure all students are getting their questions answered. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

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