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:

Cindie Gosnell

Cindie Gosnell (Agricultural Communication Service): I'd like to thank Cindie for all her help with our website. She patiently answered my many questions and worked hard to solve the various quirks. -- Jenny Kelly (Department of Agronomy)

Jonathan Baker

Jonathan Baker (Operations and Maintenance): Our thanks go to Jonathan Baker, carpenter in Pat McFadden’s/Brian Knoth’s Physical Facilities Project Team, who just completed the installation of new floor tile and cove base in eight Hawkins apartments. His workmanship and attention to detail were superb. He is a wonderful addition to the McFadden/Knoth team. --Ellen Lennox (University Residences/Residential Life)

Kevin Thedans and team, Chris Marks, Purdue Fire Department

Kevin Thedans and response team (Radiological and Environmental Management), Chris Marks (Purdue Water Works), Purdue Fire Department: Purdue Athletics would like to recognize the efforts of Kevin Thedans and his response team for their quick and knowledgeable reaction to the broken water line that flooded Holloway Gymnasium, the lower level of the Brees Academic Center and a portion of Mackey Arena. Their experience and response limited damage to the extent possible, and undoubtedly saved countless dollars and labor hours as we move forward with a full recovery of building use. Chris Marks from the Campus Water Department and some of the PUFD provided key help, as well. A big 'Thumbs Up' to all that were involved. -- Steve Simmerman, senior associate athletics director - facilities (Intercollegiate Athletics)

Maggie Hao

Maggie Hao (Mechanical Engineering): Maggie is the most excellent secretary serving our area faculty in the last 15 years. She is enthusiastic, hardworking, and reliable. She has done above and beyond her duty and makes our jobs a lot easier. -- Xianfan Xu (Mechanical Engineering faculty)

Tom Johnson and Danny Vukobratovich

Tom Johnson (IT Customer Relations) and Danny Vukobratovich (IT Infrastructure Services): Thank you Tom and Danny for quickly resolving a software licensing issue before a customer workshop. Tests were done successfully prior to the event but a new license file was brought by the vendor the day of the event. Tom and Danny fixed the problem so there were no delays for the customer or the workshop. Thank you both! -- Theresa Morgan (IT Customer Relations)

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