Thumbs Up

"Thumbs Up" gives faculty and staff the chance to recognize others on campus for a job well done.

This week's "Thumbs Up" go to:

Ashlin Previs

Ashlin Previs (Human Resources): Ashlin is always incredible to work with, especially through some recent more complicated job searches. -- Maureen Manier (Agricultural Communication Service)

Fred Whitford, Cindy Myers and Cheri Janssen

Fred Whitford, Cindy Myers and Cheri Janssen (all Botany and Plant Pathology): The Purdue Pesticide Program team is an extreme pleasure to work with. They have to handle a lot of calls and emails with questions and registration issues on a daily basis. This never stops them from consistently remaining courteous, informative and professional. Their partnership and genuine care greatly assist in making the registration process with Cvent much more smoothly for all involved. Thanks, team; keep up the greatness! -- Erin Watson (College of Agriculture)

Michelle Blackburn

Michelle Blackburn (IT Enterprise Relationship Management), Nick Rozzi (IT Enterprise Relationship Management) and members of the PREMIS support team: Huge thanks are in order for Michelle and Nick and their colleagues on the PREMIS support team. Their hard work and attention to detail over the last couple months made it possible for incoming students to register for 2020 Orientation Programs events when they accepted their offer of admission. I appreciate their flexibility in learning the wide variety of new student 'if-then' scenarios, translating these complexities into more complicated technical processes, and striving for the ultimate goal of creating a smoother and clearer experience for our new students and their guests. Thank you for making our lives easier, and for making a difference in the transition of new students to Purdue! -- Craig Johnson (Student Success)

Tatiana Winship

Tatiana Winship (Human Resources): At 3 p.m. on Jan. 14, Tatiana received an email from me about a PhD student who did get put into the system to be able to enroll in graduate student insurance. The student was in an emergency situation and needed to see the doctor to get medicine. Without being on the list for enrollment for the health insurance, the student was not assured that if he paid retail for the medicine that it would be reimbursed by the insurance. Tatiana took this problem and by the end of business had the student enrolled in the insurance able to get the medical help and medicine needed using his newly acquired insurance benefits. Many thanks for going above and beyond what I thought would be done. It was a nice surprise! -- Loretta McKinniss (Engineering Education)

Teresa Remaly

Teresa Remaly (Operations and Maintenance): Teresa Remaly saved me and our shop plumbing crew countless hours. We have an enormous amount of information that was in paper form, from manuals to installation sheets to ordering catalogs -- the list goes on and on. Teresa took all this information and made us binder copies and digital copies. This streamlined how we have done some of our service work. No more hours looking for manuals and using more paper to print them off again. Everything is neatly consolidated, and if we need a new copy, we just download from our digital master. Also, she made it so it can be added to any time, so we now have a running, functional system that we struggled with for years. -- Jonathan Miller (Operations and Maintenance)

Rex Fodrea

Rex Fodrea (Biological Sciences): A special thank you to Rex for helping me get a student enrolled in BIOL 11100. My student was ecstatic when she was able to get into the course! -- Kindra Rodgers (Forestry and Natural Resources)

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