May 22, 2023

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Robert Cox, Greg Wooten, Ben Kallmyer, Caleb Jones and Mark Miller

Robert Cox, Greg Wooten, Ben Kallmyer, Caleb Jones and Mark Miller (all Purdue IT CLA support team): With almost 900 computers to migrate to a new modern IT system and much of the work involving contacting and working with individual customers, the Purdue IT CLA support team has been working skillfully and quickly. The team has been tremendous in their efforts on this project. Thank you to each of you! – Jess Maynard (Purdue IT)

Elizabeth Martinez and Rhoda Spear

Elizabeth Martinez and Rhoda Spear (both Building Services): I want to commend and thank Elizabeth and Rhoda for coming to Krannert so quickly to clean up a double-floor mess. They were prompt, professional, cheerful and very thorough. Thank you! – Tom Brown (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business)

Sarah Abney and May Hamdani

Sarah Abney and May Hamdani (both Office of Research): I was working on an IRB research ethics approval for a project that was submitted for federally sponsored research. Sarah was very helpful in meeting via Teams and providing email assistance; May processed the protocol very quickly and professionally. – Thomas Redick (Psychological Sciences)

Paula Memmer, Dennis Bowling, Dylan Whipple, Jazmine Clifton, Taina Feeney and Tonya Byrd

Paula Memmer (Study Abroad), Dennis Bowling (Student Success Programs), Dylan Whipple, Jazmine Clifton (both Purdue Promise), Taina Feeney and Tonya Byrd (both Office of the Provost): I want to thank Paula, Taina, Tonya, Dennis, Dylan and Jazmine for their speed and tenacity in supporting Purdue Promise’s Study Abroad program. Last-minute transportation challenges resulted in 15 students and two staff stuck at O’Hare airport trying to get to Scotland. These excellent colleagues and partners worked hard and fast to solve the problem and get these students moving on their journey. I appreciate their expertise and immediate action in tackling this issue. One of them said, “We can’t let these students miss this opportunity!” which reflected the attitude of all. – Dan Carpenter (Student Success Programs)

Amy Storms

Amy Storms (Libraries and School of Information Studies): I want to recognize the great work and collegiality of Amy Storms in the Purdue Libraries Business Office. She has always provided excellent guidance on travel expense reports and responds quickly and cheerfully to requests for information about funds and questions about salary bands. She meets each request for information with efficiency, friendliness and patience. Thank you, Amy! – Sammie Morris (Libraries and School of Information Studies)

CLA/Lamb School team

CLA/Lamb School team: When Purdue astronomers Danny Milisavljevic and Bhagya Subrayan got invited to be on NPR’s 1A podcast, NPR asked if they had a microphone they could use. We reached out to Lori Sparger (chief operating officer, College of Liberal Arts), Marifran Mattson (professor and head, Brian Lamb School of Communication), Toni DeAztlan Smith (assistant professor of practice and director, digital media production center) and Scott Stremiecki (video engineer, digital media production center). They all worked tirelessly with the NPR producers to assure that Danny and Bhagya had a phenomenal setup and all the tools they needed. The resulting interview was astonishingly clear, all thanks to their hard work. – Brittany Steff (Marketing and Communications)

Al Mondero

Al Mondero (Engineering Computer Network): Al is always very helpful when it comes to helping ECN staff tackle printer issues. This week, he was extremely quick to come to our aid with a complicated issue on a critical printer in the President’s Office. Al was able to deploy an effective solution that got a user back up and going when all other solutions failed. We appreciate all he does and are glad he is part of our team. – Mason Wilson (Engineering Computer Network)

Storie Pedley, Ashlyn Ruff, T.R. Oneal, Quintin Martin, Julie Lanz and Stacey Dunderman

Storie Pedley (College of Pharmacy), Ashlyn Ruff (Exploratory Studies), T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute), Quintin Martin (Engineering Education), Julie Lanz (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business) and Stacey Dunderman (College of Science): Thank you for planning a very educational All Aboard training session! – Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Amanda Manning

Amanda Manning (College of Pharmacy): I would like to congratulate Amanda on her Tutors of Pharmacy program that she started last fall! It is now an official campus organization. I look forward to seeing all of the good things that Amanda and the Tutors of Pharmacy will do going forward! – Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Tim Kerr, Miranda Baer, Brandon Boyd, Maria Leatherwood, Cara Wetzel, Lynette Bleed and Linda Gregory

Tim Kerr (College of Agriculture), Miranda Baer (Biological Sciences), Brandon Boyd (Mechanical Engineering), Maria Leatherwood (Forestry and Natural Resources), Cara Wetzel, Lynette Bleed and Linda Gregory (all Exploratory Studies): Thank you so much for your willingness and enthusiasm to help plan Advisor Appreciation Day. – Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Erika Huizar

Erika Huizar (Building Services): Erika is the Young Hall Building Services evening supervisor. The Disability Resource Center had several offices that needed the tile floors cleaned and waxed, and the window to do that was during final exams. She made it a priority, got it done and communicated the plan, which helped us tremendously. Thank you, Erika. – Randall Ward (Disability Resource Center)

Melissa Burdi, Melissa Goodwin and Angela Owens

Melissa Burdi, Melissa Goodwin and Angela Owens (all Purdue Global): As we celebrate National Nurses Month, I’d like to thank Melissa Burdi, Melissa Goodwin and Angela Owens from the Purdue Global School of Nursing for coming to my rescue during the Purdue Global Black and Gold Celebration when the combined effect of skipping lunch and standing in the sun gazing out over the green grass of Ross-Ade Stadium caused me to become light-headed, either from a blood sugar crash or from a vision of the Boilermakers running roughshod over Ohio State. – Kristin Early (Purdue Global)

David Huckleberry

David Huckleberry (Physics and Astronomy): Teaching and Learning Technologies wants to thank Dave for his help as a partner during discussions with a third-party vendor upgrade. He was quick to highlight issues and concerns with the vendor and helped push to get them moving. Thanks for being a great partner! – Teaching and Learning Technologies

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