March 18, 2024

This week’s ‘Thumbs Up’ recipients

Joe Wenzel

Joe Wenzel (Purdue IT): I had some network cables to move for servers in the data center, and some of those servers have complex networking with multiple network cables running to the server. When Joe ran the new cables to replace them, he labeled them following the markings I had on the back of the server to know which cable went where. This small detail saved me a lot of time because I didn't have to figure out which cable needed to go where, as Joe had made sure to already label the cables for me. This little detail is very appreciated. — Doug Yeager (Engineering IT)

Andrew Benkert, Alex Serrano and Crystal Cochran

Andrew Benkert (Purdue University Police Department), Alex Serrano and Crystal Cochran (both Building Services): I want to thank police officer Benkert, Alex Serrano and Crystal Cochran for responding so quickly when one of my employees needed assistance. Alex and Crystal walked a great deal in the rain from their building to mine to help out. I appreciate the help all three of you gave that day. — Wendy Fredrychowski (Building Services)

Windows team

Windows team: The Windows team is always there when we need help. They go above and beyond to make sure we are able to complete our daily tasks. Thank you, Sean Kelly, Tyler Stone, Al Mondero, Doug Yeager, Connor Walters and Shawn Kaluf (all Engineering IT) for all the dedication you have given, and will give, to past and future lab deploys. We greatly appreciate every one of you. Thank you all! — Nate Lawrie (Engineering IT)

Cindy Salazar, Lisa Gross and Jessica Holsinger

Cindy Salazar, Lisa Gross (both Botany and Plant Pathology) and Jessica Holsinger (Agriculture IT): I'd like to extend my sincere appreciation to Cindy Salazar, Lisa Gross and Jessica Holsinger. Due to staff illness, all three stepped up to help coordinate two concurrent faculty candidate interviews on campus over a period of two very busy days. Thanks to their support, both visits were a success. Thanks for everything you do for the department and college! — Amy Deitrich (Botany and Plant Pathology)

Ian Clark

Ian Clark (College of Pharmacy): Ian is new to his role in the College of Pharmacy, but he has jumped right in! He is one of the first people to volunteer and is always positive. He is always looking for ways to learn new things about pharmacy and how to better serve his students. It has been a joy getting to know Ian! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Staff Advisory Council in the College of Pharmacy

Staff Advisory Council in the College of Pharmacy: Cynthia Everhart (Industrial and Molecular Pharmaceutics), Jen Burnette (Pharmacy IT), Cherie Burris (Purdue University Pharmacy), Amanda Correa (Pharmacy Practice), Stefanie Kish (Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology), Teresa Evans (Pharmacy Business Office), Aimee Glover, Kayla Smith and Jen Ulutas (all Pharmacy Administration) do an amazing job providing trainings and social events for the College of Pharmacy! Thank you for always looking for ways to build community and have fun! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Kimberly Graham

Kimberly Graham (Professional Practice): Thank you for always going above and beyond to help students! I appreciate you for always reaching out to advisors to make sure that we are aware of things going on with the students. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Richard Bernier and Amanda Rumba

Richard Bernier and Amanda Rumba (both Libraries Administration): Thank you to Richard Bernier and Amanda Rumba, who went above and beyond to find historical photos from our college on a very tight deadline for a special project. It was such a pleasure to work with them, and the project wouldn't be possible without their help! — Jennifer Stewart-Burton (Pharmacy Administration)

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