March 13, 2023

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Kevin White

Kevin White (Division of Military Science and Technology): Lt. Col. White has been very supportive the last year in allowing me to work remotely due to medical issues I have been experiencing. He is not only supportive, but also kind and respectful. Having a supervisor like this makes me love my job even more. Thank you, sir! – Kathy O’Brien (Division of Military Science and Technology)

Marsha Angstadt

Marsha Angstadt (Business Office – Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Public Affairs): I’d like to thank Marsha for all of her extra help and education on an important stipend payment that needed rekeyed to ensure payment was received promptly. Marsha took the extra time to help me dig into the issue further, connect with the right people and get a resolution immediately. Thank you for all your help! – Megan Stratton (Business Office – Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Office of Public Affairs)

Kristi Hartwick, Tonya Byrd, Taina Feeney and Kelly Pannebaker

Kristi Hartwick, Tonya Byrd, Taina Feeney and Kelly Pannebaker (all Office of the Provost): The Student Success Programs leadership team and I continue to be very thankful for the excellent support provided to us by our provost business office colleagues. We look to these budget pros to help us manage a complex set of budgets and ensure their greatest effect, which allows us to do good work. We know that we can count on them for expertise, responsiveness and, at times, wise counsel in support of our work. More than colleagues, they are important members of our team. – Dan Carpenter (Student Success)

Ally Goodrich

Ally Goodrich (Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life): Ally has been a great mentor for me since starting at Purdue. She always knows an answer or someone who can help me within my role, whether it be related to my role or for professional development. I am so lucky to have her as support. – Donnie Otto (Office of the Dean of Students)

Rebecca Zolotor

Rebecca Zolotor (School of Health Sciences, Purdue Global): Thank you, Rebecca, for stepping up as interim dean and being a shining example to us all. There is no better leader and role model than you! – Chris Gallucci (School of Health Sciences, Purdue Global)

Gina Quesinberry

Gina Quesinberry (School of Health Sciences, Purdue Global): Thank you, Gina, for all of your hard work. You always go above and beyond to help make the lives of us department chairs so much easier. – Chris Gallucci (School of Health Sciences, Purdue Global) 

Jennifer Merzdorf, Teresa Rogers, Leslie Gray, Sue Provo and Elizabeth Martinez

Jennifer Merzdorf, Teresa Rogers (both Office of the Executive Vice President for Research), Leslie Gray, Sue Provo (both Administrative Services) and Elizabeth Martinez (Building Services): Thanks for going above and beyond when taking care of everyone. You are always there when people need you. Your efforts are very much appreciated, especially in high-stress situations. – Shawn Whitaker (Engineering Computer Network)

Conner Barnes

Conner Barnes (Biological Sciences): Conner is a very responsible undergraduate teaching intern! He’s proactive and always ready to help everyone! – Rucha Karve (Biological Sciences)

Erik Payne, Michael Condoluci and Charles Blomeke

Erik Payne, Michael Condoluci and Charles Blomeke (all IT Customer Relations and Process Management): Erik, Michael and Charles resolved a projection issue in the Physics lecture hall in a timely and efficient manner. We were hosting a Hovde Distinguished Lecture, and on the morning of the lecture, we discovered problems with the projection system. An emergency call was placed, and they showed up in a very timely manner and, through their diligence, corrected the projection issue. We were able to host the lecture without any delays or problems. Thank you! – Gary Hudson (Physics and Astronomy)

Carly Watley Brown

Carly Watley Brown (Office of the Registrar): Athletic audits are sent out each February and due back before spring break. The Polytechnic student athlete list was sent to an administrator who is on FMLA. Carly caught the out-of-office message and quickly sent the list to other administrators so advisors would not be late in their audits. Carly also allowed for an extra week for PPI advisors to complete the audits. The extra time is appreciated. – T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute Administration)

Patty Turner

Patty Turner (Materials Management Distribution): I had to call Patty about some mailing issues. She was so nice and patient with me and walked me through what I needed. Thank you, Patty, for your kindness! – Sheila Featherston (English)

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