January 23, 2023

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Purdue Center for Regional Development staff

Purdue Center for Regional Development staff: I’d like to praise the Purdue Center for Regional Development. Having worked there for just over a year, I have been astonished with each member of the team and their levels of talent and passion. Beyond their warm and welcoming environment, they have consistently and tirelessly strived toward making every region in Indiana a better place. – Ryan Maluchnik (Purdue Center for Regional Development)


Marliese Orr

Marliese Orr (Procurement Services): Marliese is a true blessing. She will work you into her already busy schedule and maneuver through the travel expenses like the pro she is. What would take forever for me, Marliese can complete in a matter of a few minutes. Thank you, Marliese. You are a wonderful asset and lovely person. – Katherine Huseman (Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences)


Engineering Computer Network team

Engineering Computer Network team: ECN has been amazing as several PPI advisors and administrators have moved into the new Dudley building. They have also been repurposing laptops from PPI to advisor usage. They have been patient, on the spot and helpful in completing all these transitions. They are all a great team to work with and respond with the best service and best knowledge to get the job done. – T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)


Patrick Kleckner

Patrick Kleckner (Office of Vice Provost for Student Life): I’d like to thank Patrick for his hard work creating, maintaining and setting up continual training for website templates. His training has helped multiple Student Life colleagues and streamlined processes in our department. Thank you, Patrick, for this hard work! – Jackie Perkins (Office of Vice Provost for Student Life)


Danielle Fawbush and Bridget Schafer

Danielle Fawbush and Bridget Schafer (both Office of Vice Provost for Student Life): I’d like to thank Danielle and Bridget on their great work with Steps to Leaps website UX research. They went above and beyond expectations. Thank you for your great and important work! – Jackie Perkins (Office of Vice Provost for Student Life)


Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer (Operations and Maintenance): A big thank you to Greg Meyer, cabinetmaker in the carpentry shop. Greg worked quickly and diligently to accommodate a student’s request to replace a damaged countertop in their room over the holiday break. Greg worked to align his time to meet the student’s request and achieved the deadline while producing quality work. I appreciate Greg’s dedication to our customer while additionally providing cost savings. – Heidi Murillo (Operations and Maintenance)


Tom Frooninckx

Tom Frooninckx (Purdue Polytechnic Institute): Many faculty and staff made the big move from Knoy Hall to the new Gateway Complex that opened in January. Tom kept everyone well informed about packing, self-moving, scheduled movers and transitioning into new offices and lab spaces. The details of his messaging left little to question, as things went very smoothly during finals week and the week before spring semester. Great job, Tom! – T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)


Alyson Fritz-Buras, Katie Matt and Jennifer Fishman

Alyson Fritz-Buras, Katie Matt and Jennifer Fishman (all Purdue Global): Alyson, Katie and Jen coordinated efforts to have a student reinstated on a tight deadline. They made sure we were able to do what it took to get the student back and learning. – Shaun Jamison (Purdue Global)


Brenda Serrano

Brenda Serrano (Building Services): Thank you for being in the right place at the time. Brenda noticed a co-worker in the hallway who did not look like he was feeling well. Brenda grabbed a chair, sat the co-worker down and immediately called 911. Thanks to Brenda for her quick response and getting her co-worker needed medical attention. – Dennis Lindley (Building Services)

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