October 16, 2023

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Operations and Maintenance team

Operations and Maintenance team: I would like to thank Monte Brewer, Andy Crawford, Joe Lane, Bill Woodward, John Duncan (Teams), Brian Ullrich, Jack Johnson, Corey Spear, Vince Schutz and Jan Aynes for adjusting their schedules to provide safety and technical training to our Civil Engineering student groups. All your expertise and insight are very valuable and greatly appreciated. — Dave Rater (Civil Engineering)

CJ Mizner, Mike Bowers, Marjan Sitnikoski and Curt Jansen

CJ Mizner, Mike Bowers, Marjan Sitnikoski and Curt Jansen (all Purdue IT): We would like to express our gratitude to all of you for the incredible support you have been providing within the controlled unclassified information environment. I am sending this not only on behalf of the faculty we have been supporting, but also the entire Engineering Computer Network team. Your dedication, quick response and resolutions to all of the reported issues from the end users have been truly remarkable. You have gone above and beyond to assist us, and it has not gone unnoticed. Thank you once again for your commitment and hard work. — Bekuma Guttu (Engineering IT)

Jacquie Schluttenhofer

Jacquie Schluttenhofer (College of Health and Human Sciences): Thank you, Jacquie, for making a critical purchase happen ASAP on a short timeline. I really appreciate your patience and willingness to help; I really need it when it comes to business matters. — Rachel Clark (Nutrition Science)

Jennifer Stewart-Burton

Jennifer Stewart-Burton (College of Pharmacy): Thank you for all of the support during homecoming! The event would not have been a success without your help, skills and talent. — Elizabeth Klumpe (College of Pharmacy)

Erica Mitchell

Erica Mitchell (College of Pharmacy): You have been an amazing resource for all staff and faculty. You are always so kind, gracious and helpful. You rock! — Elizabeth Klumpe (College of Pharmacy)

Timothy Wright, Brian Ingle and the Plumbing Shop

Timothy Wright, Brian Ingle (both Operations and Maintenance) and the Plumbing Shop: A big thumbs-up to Timothy Wright, Brian Ingle and the crew at the Plumbing Shop! They were able to respond in a very swift fashion to remedy a major clogged drain that caused the catering kitchen to be shut down. They understood the importance and priority of this repair, and they responded without hesitation. Without their quick and almost immediate response, we would have had a much bigger issue! — Michelle McBrite (Purdue for Life Foundation)

Monique Fontaine

Monique Fontaine (Grounds): The faculty, staff and students at the Martin C. Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering (MJIS) would like to recognize and thank Monique Fontaine, our horticulture specialist, for all her hard work, creative efforts and dedication for maintaining all the beautiful plantings in our building. We all appreciate everything you do. — MJIS faculty and staff

Pete Celeste and Eli Van Sickel

Pete Celeste and Eli Van Sickel (both Disability Resource Center): I would like to thank Pete Celeste and Eli Van Sickel for all of their hard work, kindness, willingness to go above and beyond for students, and the support they bring to the Disability Resource Center. They are both great teachers and make the department a great place to work for our staff and a service to our students. — Brandon Chafin (Disability Resource Center)

Sandra Cash

Sandra Cash (Disability Resource Center): I would like to thank Sandra Cash for all of her amazing work. Her always-positive attitude, professionalism, leadership abilities and service to our students make the Disability Resource Center an amazing place to work. She is very supportive of the front office and everything that we do. — Brandon Chafin (Disability Resource Center)

Cheyenne Halterman

Cheyenne Halterman (Finance): Cheyenne is always patient with me in explaining the details of her side of things even when I’ve made a mistake. We had a good little laugh together, and she didn’t make me feel bad for my error. She always encourages me to reach out with questions. We appreciate her! — Crystal Duncan (Finance)

Richard Fox

Richard Fox (Agriculture IT): Thanks to Richard Fox of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication IT for helping us beat our deadline by printing our poster presentations. We appreciate your continuous support. — Anne Lutomia (Entomology)

Angela Ask

Angela Ask (Purdue Global): Angela has been an incredible asset to the School of Health Sciences and consistently receives praise from her students. A recent email reads, “From my first class … she has been an inspiration to me. Professor Ask is such a compassionate instructor and goes above and beyond with her students. Professor Ask makes her students feel comfortable, never rushes us, answers every question — big or small — and always provides a positive and enlightening classroom experience. She posts questions and challenges her students to dig deeper into the topics while providing positive feedback and constructive criticism. There are no words to describe how grateful I am for teachers like this. I have had teachers in the past that have made me second-guess going back to school, but this one professor is the reason why I stay and keep striving to do my best to succeed.” — Christopher Gallucci (Purdue Global)

Jodie Conner

Jodie Conner (College of Education): A big thank-you to Jodie Conner, the administrative support super person for the College of Education curriculum committee. With the new Curriculog process and lots of newbies on the committee, Jodie, who is new to this committee herself, has made quick work of learning the system. She has communicated with lots of sources on campus for answers, meticulously documented and shared information from the meetings about the new process and, most recently, initiated a meeting with the folks who are working on stage two to help us stay ahead of the game. You are amazing, and I am grateful! — Jill Newton (Curriculum and Instruction)

Sean Barnet

Sean Barnet (Building Services — Residence Halls): At the end of the day on Sept. 27, Sean came across a student who needed medical attention. Sean handled the situation and directed the student and their roommate to PUSH (Purdue University Student Health Center). Thanks so much for the great job! — Cheryl Dotson (Building Services — Residence Halls)

College of Pharmacy Business Office

College of Pharmacy Business Office: I’d like to thank Cathy Lofthouse, Tara Flook, Donna Brown, Teresa Evans and Suzy Snoeberger (all College of Pharmacy) for their great customer service! They are always friendly and helpful. — Katie May (College of Pharmacy) 

Brenda Liles

Brenda Liles (Office of the Registrar): I’d like to thank Brenda Liles for all of her help with answering questions about reserving rooms for various events! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

Aimee Glover

Aimee Glover (College of Pharmacy): Thank you to Aimee Glover for always helping with activities and room reservations in the College of Pharmacy! — Katie May (College of Pharmacy)

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