March 12, 2024

This week’s ‘Thumbs Up’ recipients

Thomas William Bayley

Thomas William Bayley (Purdue IT):  Thomas was once again an enormous help in getting some PICs sorted! My office PICs are all once again working as they should! Thank you, Thomas! — Joey Xie (Computer Science)

Joanna Harrell

Joanna Harrell (College of Science): I'd like to thank Joanna Harrell for taking the initiative to set up the College of Science Advising SharePoint site. Joanna not only took initiative but also went the extra mile by seamlessly organizing and transferring our Confluence material to their designated spaces within SharePoint. This is a large undertaking, and we would not be as far as we are without her! — Jaime Keyster (College of Science)

Megan Uselton

Megan Uselton (Finance): Megan is always willing to work out details with me when I need assistance with business office related items. She is patient and helpful, and she always takes the time out of her day when I ask. I appreciate her partnership and professionalism. — Erin Watson (The Education Store) 

Business Office for Student Organizations

Business Office for Student Organizations: A big thumbs-up to the BOSO front office staff. They are an amazing team that works together to provide timely and excellent service to our student organization population and campus partners. Thank you for all your efforts! — Kelly High (Business Office for Student Organizations) 

Sarah Bookout

Sarah Bookout (Financial Aid): Thanks to Sarah for stepping in to help with an abnormally large report I needed to review. It was so kind and generous of you to offer your support. Thanks for being a wonderful colleague! — Russell Tragesser (Financial Aid) 

Winter Session Support

Winter Session Support: A big thank-you for the efforts of Jeff Elliot and Christina King (both University Undergraduate Advising); Lesa Beals and Jill Manuel (both Office of the Registrar); Joel Wenger and Matt Bowers (both Financial Aid); Andrea Mattingly (Student Success) and her marketing and communications team; Ryne Kerchner (Purdue Online); Karen Neubauer (Center for Instructional Excellence and the Division of Teaching and Learning); Beth Moore (Office of the Dean of Students); and the dedicated course instructors, department heads, scheduling deputies, amazing academic advisors and the numerous student resource offices. Your collective contributions were instrumental in assisting over 500 undergraduate students in completing online courses this winter break. Thank you all for your assistance! — John Race (Office of Summer and Winter Sessions)

Carla Coffey

Carla Coffey (The Graduate School): Carla is always willing to go above and beyond for our students. We had a student who desperately needed assistance on short notice, and Carla made sure she was able to sit and talk with the student and helped them with their thesis questions. Awesome job and a great example you are, Carla! — Kelsey Pearson (The Graduate School)

Steve Clingenpeel

Steve Clingenpeel (Operations and Maintenance): We found ourselves in a bind last week when all three of our ice machines stopped working. As luck would have it, our department’s regular technician was on vacation. Fortunately for us, Steve Clingenpeel is stationed in Hillenbrand's basement and noticed the ice machines were not working. Steve went to work on two of the ice machines and got them running right before lunch service. Steve saved the day, and we are extremely thankful for his efforts. — Eric Coates (Hillenbrand Dining)

Ruth Alford

Ruth Alford (Purdue Memorial Union Catering and Events): Thank you to Ruth for helping make sure that I reserved the correct locations for upcoming events. I really appreciate the help! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Pre-Professional Advising

Pre-Professional Advising: Thank you for hosting the Health Programs Expo! It was a great event. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Elizabeth Klumpe

Elizabeth Klumpe (College of Pharmacy): Thank you, Elizabeth, for always being willing to help everyone in the College of Pharmacy with their events! I always appreciate how quickly you respond and your willingness to go the extra mile to make those who volunteer feel appreciated. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Heather Philhower

Heather Philhower (Civil Engineering): Big thanks to Heather Philhower for taking on so much work in the absence of a co-worker. You are doing a great job! — Amber Veling (Civil Engineering)

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