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:

Allison McKay

Allison McKay (Summer Session): On behalf of the Division of Summer Session, we'd like to nominate Allison McKay for a 'Thumbs Up' award. Allison joined our team with over 18 years of teaching experience, and her efforts were instrumental in transforming the course content for GS 12000, and with it, the Summer Start experience. She accomplished this all within her first few weeks of joining Purdue University. We, in Summer Session, appreciate her leadership and her attention to detail in crafting the content of the course. Her history and expertise in this area have been a welcomed addition to our team. Thank you, Allison! -- Jo Boileau and Sean Dufault (Summer Session)

Emily Birge and Karla Calvin

Emily Birge and Karla Calvin (both School of Aviation and Transportation Technology): Emily Birge coordinated a multi-office move for SATT in a very short amount of time with the assistance of Karla Calvin. Thank you, ladies, for making the moves as smooth as possible. -- Vicki Gilbert (School of Aviation and Transportation Technology)

Exploratory Studies team

Exploratory Studies team: I don't have enough thumbs to show the amount of appreciation I have for all my wonderful colleagues in Exploratory Studies. As what seems like a never-ending VSTAR comes to a close, I cannot thank you enough for your extraordinary effort and dedication to our students. Looking forward to our 'reunion' on Aug. 9! -- Linda Gregory (Exploratory Studies)

Ginger Bolen

Ginger Bolen (Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships): I would like to thank Ginger Bolen for her huge efforts and contributions to my recent CAREER grant proposal submission to NSF. Her excellent communication and writing skills made the proposal truly exciting. Her contributions to the proposal massively increased its chances of acceptance. -- Tillmann Kubis (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Kyla Houston

Kyla Houston (University Residences/Resident Life): Thanks to Kyla and the Central Assignments team and hall clerks for answering the hundreds of phone calls and emails from anxious parents and students as housing assignments came out this year. The magnitude of the job was huge and they were able to do it with grace and understanding. -- Barb Frazee (University Residences/Resident Life)

Scott Ballew, Tracy Cooley and Tim Kite

Scott Ballew, Tracy Cooley and Tim Kite (IT Infrastructure Services): Many thanks to Scott, Tracy and Tim for how professional and timely they handle my server requests. I am sure at times they do not receive enough information to fulfill the requests but always show patience. As a web developer for the Provost Office, I could not do my job without them. Thanks again, Scott, Tracy and Tim. -- Russell Query (Office of the Provost)

Steve Clingenpeel

Steve Clingenpeel (Operations and Maintenance): A big 'Thumbs Up' goes out to Steve Clingenpeel (refrigeration shop technician). Steve has done an outstanding job helping to bring our HVAC units back to working order. It is not often that you see someone take the ownership and the time necessary to ensure components are working as designed. Steve has been working so very hard to get the job done, and I sincerely appreciate his commitment and dedication. Steve also takes time to speak with me on his findings and status of repairs, and I appreciate that very much. Thank you so much, Steve. -- David Fraseur (Recreation and Wellness)

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