April 1, 2024

This week’s ‘Thumbs Up’ recipients

Evie Orick

Evie Orick (Biological Sciences): Thank you so much for your patience and help getting a student issue figured out! I truly appreciate the assistance. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Purdue Academic Advising Association awards committee

Purdue Academic Advising Association awards committee: I am so honored to work with Tim Kerr (College of Agriculture), Linda Gregory (Exploratory Studies), Jen Fecher (College of Health and Human Sciences), Lauren Lucas (Office of the Registrar), Miranda Baer (Mechanical Engineering) and everyone else on the committee. I cannot thank this group enough for all of their hard work and dedication to recognizing the work of others around campus. Thank you for all of your hard work! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Kayleen Baker, Xochitl Cruz, Tammy Hedrick and Abbi Merrill

Kayleen Baker, Xochitl Cruz, Tammy Hedrick and Abbi Merrill (all Purdue Polytechnic Institute): Polytechnic hired four new advisors at the beginning of the spring semester. Since that time, Kayleen, Xochitl, Tammy and Abbi have stepped into their roles and hit the ground running, sometimes at a sprint. They are continuing training, meeting with students, planning classes and building strong advisor/advisee relationships. We’re fortunate to have them working on the advising team. — Jacqueline Brown, Tami Lynch and T.R. Oneal (all Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Those who presented at NACADA conference

Those who presented at NACADA conference: Ashlyn Ruff (Teaching and Learning Strategic Initiatives), Jackie Thomas-Miller (College of Education), Yuxiang Wang (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Lynette Bleed and Mary Beth Lencke (both Exploratory Studies) all did a wonderful job presenting at the NACADA Region 5 and Region 6 Conference! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Amy Deitrich

Amy Deitrich (Botany and Plant Pathology): Thank you for all of your hard work with the professional development committee! I appreciate how understanding you are! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Stephanie Simms

Stephanie Simms (Financial Aid): Thank you to Stephanie for being a great campus partner to advisors! She helped me answer a lot of questions for an advisee and family that needed assistance. Your responsiveness, professionalism and knowledge are appreciated! — Katy Panozzo (Engineering Education)

Gretchen Scheffee

Gretchen Scheffee (Sponsored Program Services): A big thank-you to Gretchen for helping with eight open proposals, all with due dates in March. Her assistance with the pre-award processes and her infinite patience were greatly appreciated! — Angela Archer (Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant)

Savanna Rumsey

Savanna Rumsey (Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory): Savanna is an awesome employee. She always provides our team with prompt and great service no matter the task, and she always has a positive attitude! Thank you, Savanna, for all your hard work. — Lagora Carrell (Biomedical Engineering) 

Yolanda Robertson

Yolanda Robertson (Finance and Business Operations): Working in procurement in the Executive Offices Business Operations Center means that we heavily rely on the vendor data team to review and approve our submissions for new vendors or any updates or changes to current vendors. The vendor data team is consistently producing amazing turnaround times. This week the vendor data team was short with people being out on vacation, and Yolanda took on a heavy workload but maintained great communication and was able to help me complete a large number of submissions that I had a deadline for. I appreciate her thorough work and keeping the communication open with me during her process. I hope she gets a vacation soon after all her hard work! — Breanna Maxwell (Finance and Business Operations)

Nicole Martin

Nicole Martin (Disability Resource Center): Nicole did an amazing job showing leadership and support in the DRC when a number of staff were out. While still new in her senior access consultant role, she stayed engaged, calm and collected and was a wonderful resource and friend to all those who engaged with her! I appreciate having her on my team! — Mandie Greiwe (Disability Resource Center)

Faculty-Staff News

More News

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2015-24 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Office of Strategic Communications

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact News Service at purduenews@purdue.edu.