November 20, 2023

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Brian Kocher

Brian Kocher (Campus Living and Compliance): Brian Kocher was awarded the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers’ Outstanding Project Award at the 2023 Annual Conference. It is an acknowledgment of the significant work that was achieved through the Red Zone training held this fall on campus. Red Zone was a collaboration with the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education at Purdue. The event helped educate the community on consent, responsible alcohol use and bystander intervention. Over 1,600 students attended the event. — Lee Morrison (Campus Living and Compliance)

Jim Pairitz

Jim Pairitz (IT Enterprise Relationship Management): I was working on a complicated cost analysis that was exceeding my capabilities with Excel. I reached out to Jim with a formatting question, and he didn’t hesitate to jump on a call with me to work through my questions, making my analysis much more effective and cleaner. Thanks so much for your assistance, Jim! — Rob Underwood (Purdue IT) 

Sarah Starks

Sarah Starks (Liberal Arts Counseling and Student Services): Sarah works with the Cornerstone certificate. I had two students that needed some exceptions made to their certificates to be properly awarded. Sarah was prompt and professional in helping these students. Great work. — T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Ed Bridwell and Andrew Robbins

Ed Bridwell and Andrew Robbins (both Operations and Maintenance): Thank you to Ed and Andrew for taking the time to help us gather all the equipment data in the Aspire buildings. They made a monotonous task a positive experience! — Krista Anderson and Kirsten Koontz (both Administrative Operations)

Carly Rosenberger

Carly Rosenberger (Strategic Communications): I’d like to thank Carly for all of her help! She is always really patient and is amazing at making sure people get recognized for the good things they are doing. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Tiffany Stergar and Ashlyn Ruff

Tiffany Stergar (Undergraduate Advising) and Ashlyn Ruff (Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning): Thank you for running the ADaPT class! It has been a great professional development opportunity. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

2023 Purdue Global Village conference crew

2023 Purdue Global Village conference crew: Sincere thanks to the 2023 Purdue Global Village conference crew! This event would not be possible without your help. From hosting sessions to helping attendees and presenters, you helped create a positive experience for all participants. Conference crew members: Zach Ballard, Daniel Dayton, Philippa Duncan, Carol Edwards, Lisa Gallagher, Lisa Giarda, Vanessa Graham, John Gray, Jennifer Harrison, Michael Heeren, Nicole Heim, Peg Hohensee, Lindsey Jarvie, Leslie Johnson, Regina Kraus, Teresa Lao, Dawn Mikalatos, Christina Nolan, Deb Page, Lisa Phillips, Rachel Porter, Barry Regan, Carolyn Stevenson, Nancy Szwydek, Jamie Thornton, Julie Torres-Roman, Heather Valdes, David White, Joni Boone and Laurie Hansen (all Purdue Global). — Liz Fitzgerald (Purdue Global)

Co-Rec day shift custodians

Co-Rec day shift custodians: I want to thank my day shift team for all their hard work in helping me get the Co-Rec ready for some big events this weekend. I truly appreciate all that Dee Pyatt, Nick Turner, Connie Hicks, Michealla Denham, Susan McMullen, Sean McLane and Justin Pope do to make the Co-rec look good. I have the best team ever. —Tina Zink (Building Services)

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