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:

Ann Nicoson

Ann Nicoson (Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance): I want to give Ann a 'Thumbs Up' for being a great department chair assistant. Thank you, Ann! -- Li Zhang (Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance)

Balqees Taj

Balqees Taj (Building Services): Thank you for your hard work and tireless efforts in Rawls Hall and the Krannert complex over the past several months. Your work of cleaning every surface, twice a day, as part of the EDO Team has been instrumental for students, staff and faculty as we conduct our on-campus classes. Thank you for your service and dedication. -- Don Roush (Krannert School of Management)

Hall of Music Productions staff

Hall of Music Productions staff: We want to send a huge thank you to the Hall of Music staff for their continued efforts in helping our team with all of our virtual events. Their Boilermaker spirit is alive and well. Pivoting to virtual events has been a roller coaster at times, but we are glad they are along for the ride. We could not perform events at the level we do without their support. We wanted to let them know they are valued and appreciated. -- Office of Special Events

Joan Klimek and the rest of the Agricultural Communication team

Joan Klimek and the rest of the Agricultural Communication team: It's been a long couple of years while we have 'camped out' in Lilly Hall, awaiting 'The Last Move' to our remodeled and expanded ABE building. Joan has served as the point person, but Maureen Manier and her entire department deserve to be recognized for the amazing support they have provided for our department. The videos, the social media assets, the website assistance (just to name a few of the services they have provided) have helped me to elevate our communications efforts. We continue to be amazed at the ideas they present as well as the professionalism with which those ideas are developed. We would not be where we are without them, and we are Ever Grateful that they have been Ever True to their mission! -- Carol Weaver (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)

John Smith

John Smith (College of Science): Working remotely has brought its challenges, but having John available to answer and fix our IT problems has been a blessing. I'm sure he would say he was just doing his job, but he goes beyond that by not making you feel computer illiterate. He always checks back with you to make sure your computer is up and running correctly. I'm glad we have John in our department! -- Jane Johanning (Chemistry)

Kayla Smith

Kayla Smith (College of Pharmacy): I would like to thank Kayla for her amazing work during this difficult time for our entire team. Not only has she handled her role, but she has stepped up to assist by filling some gaps with an open position. Kayla, you are one of the best! -- Kate Caward (College of Pharmacy)

Mario Sola

Mario Sola (Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory): Mario has helped more than I can express. He is the best boss I have ever had, and I think he deserves this 'Thumbs Up.' -- Kyle J. Brandenburg (Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory)

Patrick Jewell and Ed Howat

Patrick Jewell (Operations and Maintenance) and Ed Howat (Intercollegiate Athletics): I want to acknowledge Patrick and Ed for their help with the winter commencement boxes. Patrick, thank you to you and your team for all of the help with assembling the boxes. We could not have done it without all of your assistance. Also, a big thank you to Ed and his team for letting us use one of the concourse areas in Mackey to assemble the boxes. The hospitality was much appreciated! -- Chris Pass (Registrar)

Rebecca Zimmerman

Rebecca Zimmerman (Agriculture Business Office): I want to thank Rebecca for her persistence and dedication to getting the Agriculture Field Office's billings done this month. The update to SAP that occurred this month created an issue and brought great frustration that made it nearly impossible for the bills to be completed, but she persevered and got them done. Thank you! -- Debra Hula (Agriculture Business Office)

Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda Wilson (Curriculum and Instruction): Rhonda is a sweet person who takes care of all Learning Design and Technology program needs. I really miss her welcoming smile, cheery face and friendly little hugs. A few minutes in her room are enough to boost my spirits and help me get back to work with new energy. Her support from the first day of my Ph.D. program until now has been instrumental to my progress. -- Shamila Janakiraman (Curriculum and Instruction)

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