August 14, 2023

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Miranda Baer; Tim Kerr; Jeff Elliott and Stacey Williams; Cara Wetzel and Linda Gregory; Jen Ulutas, Amanda Manning, Theresa Zea and Sarah Woods; and Hunter Rex, Preston Manthei and Titi Yusuf

Miranda Baer (Biological Sciences); Tim Kerr (College of Agriculture Administration); Jeff Elliott and Stacey Williams (both Undergraduate Advising); Cara Wetzel and Linda Gregory (both Exploratory Studies); Jen Ulutas, Amanda Manning, Theresa Zea and Sarah Woods (all College of Pharmacy); and Hunter Rex, Preston Manthei and Titi Yusuf (all Intercollegiate Athletics Administration): Thank you for all of your hard work preparing for Advisor Appreciation Day! Thank you to Hunter for helping organize tours, and thank you to Preston and Titi for helping Hunter lead the tours! – Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Ray Polikaitis

Ray Polikaitis (Managerial Accounting Services): Ray has been a fantastic source of information in helping a few of our areas maneuver through an unprecedented number of SOWs and various payments to individuals. He doesn't hesitate to call and work through things in real time, and his assistance has been greatly appreciated. His patience and knowledge are exceptional! Thank you, Ray! – Taina Feeney (Office of the Provost)

Mindy Irby

Mindy Irby (Office of the Provost): I would like to recognize and thank Mindy Irby, administrative assistant for the Office of the Provost. Mindy is always going above and beyond. Most recently, she helped me get the University Senate onboarding guide processed while I was out of the office. Mindy is a pleasure to work with, and she is an asset to our team. – Se'Andra Johnson (Office of the Provost)

Glen Deno

Glen Deno (Operations and Maintenance): Just want to thank the paint shop and Glen Deno in particular for sprucing up several areas and completely painting several rooms for us before an upcoming important event here at  Rawls Hall in the School of Business. Glen always goes above and beyond for us, and his finished work is always a quality job. Thank you. – Michael Humphrey (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business)

Kim Hemersbach

Kim Hemersbach (Building Services): Huge thank you to Kim Hemersbach for her attention to detail and follow-up in assisting in the onboarding process for our two new salaried managers. Kim has been instrumental in making this happen in a timely manner! – Molly Hansen (Building Services)

Billy Pitts, Cody Fidler, James Galloway and Brian Bumm

Billy Pitts, Cody Fidler, James Galloway and Brian Bumm (all Operations and Maintenance): Thank you to the plumbers who have been working on a serious drain issue for one of the drinking fountains in Rawls. When the fountain stopped draining, they came over and worked on it, augered it as much as possible, and went into the wall and down below the floor to find the blockage. They got wet, dirty and even tore some clothes, but in the end, the team successfully resolved the issue and got the water not only flowing in but also flowing out again. Thanks, Billy, Cody, James and Brian, for your diligence and persistence. – Michael Humphrey (Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business)

Marie Martin-Murphy and Theresa Zea

Marie Martin-Murphy and Theresa Zea (both College of Pharmacy): Congratulations to Marie and Theresa on the success of the Pharmacy Education Program! Thank you for allowing the advisors to take part in PEP. – Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Katie May and Miranda Baer

Katie May (College of Pharmacy) and Miranda Baer (Biological Sciences): A huge shout-out to Katie May and Miranda Baer, along with everyone else who helped with the planning and implementation of Advisor Appreciation Day! It was a great feeling to be recognized, and the event was great! Thank you for the special day! – Amanda Manning (College of Pharmacy)

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