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:

Aaron Pearson

Aaron Pearson (Graduate School): Aaron was very helpful in delivering some data we needed out of the SLATE application system. He also quickly got me access to other information that I needed. It is so great to work with people in other departments who are ready, willing and able to assist others. Thanks, Aaron! – Melody Carducci (Educational Studies)

Kimberly Jamriska

Kimberly Jamriska (Recreation and Wellness): I am constantly impressed with Kim's organization and leadership of the annual Boiler Kids Camp run through the Purdue Co-Rec. She has great enthusiasm and plays an important role in helping faculty, staff and others in the community who struggle to find desirable care options for their children during the summer. – Thomas Redick (Psychological Sciences)

Lorraine Chafin

Lorraine Chafin (Operations and Maintenance): I would like to thank Lorraine for always being able to fix our lighting problems. She goes above and beyond to make sure the problem with any lighting fixture is fixed correctly. She is very knowledgeable in her craft. – Karyn Rodkey (Biochemistry)

Lorraine Chafin

Lorraine Chafin (Operations and Maintenance): Lorraine always takes the initiative to go the extra mile with our lighting issues in Beering Hall. Thank you! – Nancy McNeely (College of Education Administration)

Marietta Taylor

Marietta Taylor (Business Office Student Life): I can't say enough about Marietta's dedication and hard work with our department needs at PMO. She is one of my most trusted and valuable colleagues. She is selfless and so helpful to all who seek her advice or help. We love you, Marietta, and value you so much! – Bill Griffel (Purdue Musical Organizations)

Polytechnic academic advisors

Polytechnic academic advisors: STAR 2019 is in the books. Great job by the Purdue Polytechnic academic advising staff from folder stuffing, label making, presenting, answering the same student and parent questions each day, giving directions, etc. Even during those frustrating moments, we gave each guest the Purdue family treatment. It is great to work with all of you. – T.R. Oneal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

STAR campus partners

STAR campus partners: From June 10 to July 12, hundreds of faculty and staff on campus were critical in welcoming nearly 6,500 students and over 10,000 guests to campus for STAR. To everyone who built a website, answered a phone call, reset a password, checked in a participant, advised a student, gave a presentation, worked a table or simply pointed someone in the right direction to help them in their STAR experience, thank you. Our Orientation Programs and Parent and Family Connections teams could not have done our work without significant help and assistance from these individuals on campus. Congratulations, and thank you for your work in making STAR 2019 a success. – Craig Johnson (Student Success)

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