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:

Andrew Shuter

Andrew Shuter (Academic Training): Andrew went above and beyond to assist us with getting information mass-uploaded into all of our ENGR 131 sections. He not only accomplished this in a very timely manner, but also he kept us updated on his progress and followed up again afterward. He is always willing to go the extra mile in his assistance to us. This is top-notch customer service! We cannot thank you enough! – Angela Hoover (Engineering Education)

Chell Nyquist and April Sauer

Chell Nyquist and April Sauer (both Aeronautics and Astronautics): A huge “Thumbs up” to Chell and April for immediately jumping into action to locate my engagement ring, which I lost in Neil Armstrong Hall. Thank you so very much for finding it! – Karen Marais (Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Chelsea Schwab

Chelsea Schwab (Student Activities, Organizations and PMU): I would like to congratulate Chelsea Schwab and the Purdue Student Union Board for a successful Homecoming. Thank you for your tireless work, Chelsea. No one sees the numerous trips to the stores, the contracts and work with vendors and student organizations, the meetings, the calls to various departments, and the random things that just seem to not go the way we would like. Through the sun, the rain and the cold, you helped the students put on wonderful events this week, including a successful parade and a celebration our Homecoming royalty on the field. Thank you for the work you do behind the scenes and with our students! Boiler Up! – Martia King (Student Activities, Organizations and PMU)

Chemistry Maintenance Shop

Chemistry Maintenance Shop: Huge thanks to the Chemistry Maintenance Shop staff, including Ned Gangwer, Shawn Eversole, Rita Woodward, Scott Scheurich and Torrey Pelfree, for their hard work these past four months in helping set up general chemistry office hour areas and reorganize the chemistry resource room. They have gone above and beyond! Thank you all for working so hard for our chemistry students! – Christine Schertz (Chemistry)

David Wagoner

David Wagoner (Operations and Maintenance): I want to recognize and share my appreciation for David Wagoner's hard work and dedication to the job. David not only removed a large concrete pedestal and debris, but he also replaced many broken tiles around the pools. We would not have been able to move forward with our project as quickly as we did without David's hard work. Thank you so much, David! – David Fraseur (Recreation and Wellness)

Graduate School Records team

Graduate School Records team: Thank you so much Nicole Barr, Jessica Taylor, Trienna Walker, and Teresa DeMien. This team sure knows how to support a new employee. I'm thankful for the good direction and encouragement I've received since joining the Graduate School Records team! – Stephanie Bosgraaf (Graduate School)

Lance Connolly, Emily Richter and Lauren Findley

Lance Connolly, Emily Richter and Lauren Findley (all Purdue for Life Foundation): Kudos to Lance, Emily and Lauren on all of the fantastic Homecoming events and activities. The weekend was full of Boilermaker pride! – Amy Hawkinson (Purdue Global)

Sheet metal shop

Sheet metal shop: Thank you for the quick repair on a critical piece of equipment for beekeeping. We were on a deadline, and your team came through for us with the repairs. Always great to work with your team! – Tammy Luck (Entomology)

Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang (Sponsored Program Services): Wei Zhang provided outstanding time-sensitive service in regard to three external (federal) sponsored projects to ensure timely resolution of multiple issues, thereby ensuring our graduate/undergraduate student research and support were not negatively impacted. – Rusi P. Taleyarkhan (Nuclear Engineering)

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