February 12, 2024

This week’s ‘Thumbs Up’ recipients

"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done. "Thumbs Up" submissions may be made online.

Kim Vestal and Kim Peterson

Kim Vestal and Kim Peterson (both Biological Sciences): Doing this “Thumbs Up” because the whole world deserves to know how amazing this team of the Kims is with all they do to support the Department of Biological Sciences and how delightful they have been to work with! — Janice Evans (College of Science)

Weijian “Michelle” Yan

Weijian “Michelle” Yan (Oral English Proficiency Program): I want to give a big thank-you to our graduate student, Michelle Yan, on behalf of the OEPP staff. Recently, our testing coordinator left the university. Without hesitation, Michelle stepped up, taking over the responsibilities of our OEPT test sessions. She has gone above and beyond our expectations. She is always there for us when we need her help. Michelle, you are the greatest graduate student of all time. Thank you so much for all you do for our department. — Rochelle Hines (Oral English Proficiency Program)

Desmine Robinson

Desmine Robinson (Office of Summer and Winter Sessions): I would love to send an overwhelming thank-you to Desmine Robinson for the care and support he has given to students at Purdue. His approach and intentionality are unmatched, and I have been able to collaborate with him on various projects to advance the development of students across campus. I cannot wait to see what you continue to do for Purdue. — Donnie Otto (Fraternity, Sorority and Cooperative Life)

Brett Nees

Brett Nees (College of Pharmacy): Brett always goes above and beyond to help everyone in the College of Pharmacy! I truly appreciate the help tracking down stands to make sure everything is ready for an upcoming event. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Tracy Kalbaugh

Tracy Kalbaugh (Office of the Dean of Students): Thank you for advocating for students and making sure they are being connected with campus resources! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Wendy Mouser

Wendy Mouser (Veteran and Military Success Center): Thank you to Wendy for being so kind and quick to reach out to resolve a student issue. I really appreciate your help! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

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