April 17, 2023

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Marsilda Jorgji, Tami Misner, Vern Hall, Laura Mendoza, Irma Ulmschneider, Damian Newell and Austin Faulkner

Marsilda Jorgji, Tami Misner, Vern Hall, Laura Mendoza, Irma Ulmschneider, Damian Newell and Austin Faulkner (all Building Services – Residence Halls): I want to thank this group for displaying awesome teamwork and supporting the department's mission during a challenging time. Your continuous support doesn't go unnoticed, and it is greatly appreciated! Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication you display every day! – Dakota Sexton (Building Services – Residence Halls)

Funbi Oladimeji

Funbi Oladimeji (Financial Aid): Funbi went above and beyond to help our department with a last-minute scholarship request/award. Thank you, Funbi, for helping make our Air Force ROTC Award Banquet a success! – Jen Kelley (Division of Military Science and Technology)

Carmen Buck

Carmen Buck (Graduate School Administration): The Young Hall beautification committee would like to thank Young Hall building deputy Carmen Buck for all of her help and support with our project to update Young Hall’s fourth-floor hoteling offices. Our team works fully remotely, so it has taken a lot of coordination to work through renovating these offices. Carmen is always helpful and responsive plus has amazing follow-through on everything we’ve asked of her. She connects us with the right people, has routed multiple shipments to the right rooms and even jumped in to help finish up some spaces when needed. Thank you, Carmen, for all of your help! You help make Purdue beautiful! – Laura Phillips (Purdue Online)

College of Education IT team

College of Education IT team: I cannot say enough good things about the College of Education's IT team. All members of the team are incredibly responsive, patient and extremely committed to providing exceptional IT assistance to staff members. Special shoutout to Bob Evans and Ted Fondak, who always take the time to answer even the smallest/simplest technology questions and drop everything to assist with an issue when needed. Our jobs in the College of Education would not be possible without them, and we are all incredibly thankful for the work they do. – Rachel Swank (College of Education Administration)

Stephanie Griswold

Stephanie Griswold (Office of the Executive Vice President for Research): We have had a lot of timely orders go through lately, and Stephanie has done a great job of communicating and approving our orders when needed. No matter what crazy stuff we throw her way, she is always willing to do what it takes for our group. Thanks, Stephanie! – Lagora Carrell (Biomedical Engineering)

Karen Wethington

Karen Wethington (Office of the Executive Vice President for Research): Karen has done an amazing job with jumping in and handling anything our group has thrown her way. She is quick to communicate and has taken on the extra duties of downstairs with stride. Thank you, Karen! – Lagora Carrell (Biomedical Engineering) 

Pat Jaynes and Jun Wu

Pat Jaynes and Jun Wu (both Animal Sciences): In the absence of a building deputy, both Pat Jaynes and Jun Wu have stepped up to assist with ordering supplies, organizing necessary repairs, placing work order requests and assisting wherever in our second- and third-floor lab spaces. Both of them have been instrumental in promoting a culture of safety in the lab space and making sure that our self-audits and ISP recertification are completed in a timely manner. As interim building deputy, I deeply appreciate Pat and Jun for their assistance in taking care of the needs of the Department of Animal Sciences. – Marion Welsh (Animal Sciences)

Taina Feeney

Taina Feeney (Office of the Provost): Taina is always quick to respond when I or other members of the DRC team have questions about out TCard or travel expenses. She is always kind and helpful. Thanks, Taina! – Lisa Yates (Student Success Programs)

April Morris

April Morris (Liberal Arts Counseling Services): Working with April is always a fun and valuable experience, as her enthusiasm for serving our current and future students is contagious! This was especially evident recently, when April responded to the parent of a prospective student right away to help facilitate their campus visit. They let us know they were very impressed by the prompt, caring and detailed response that they received from April in preparation for their visit, as is our department! – Samantha Ooley (Philosophy)

Teresa Schnarr and Candace Shaffer

Teresa Schnarr and Candace Shaffer (Both Human Resources): Teresa and Candace were very helpful in sorting out an HR benefits issue. Their help is highly appreciated! – William Clark (Chemical Engineering)

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