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:

Amy Stanley

Amy Stanley (Business Office Engineering): For always being willing to help, even when she's short-staffed and on jury duty. -- Karen Marais (Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Bridget McDaniel

Bridget McDaniel (Wiley Residence Hall) and Alan Crabtree (Purdue Dining and Catering): Bridget and Alan worked to assist our department with stormwater drain clearing during the recent storms. Outside of working hours, after their work concluded, I observed them both assisting to make sure water would drain, and pedestrians and cars could pass safely. Bravo for their spirit and to those who helped in this effort! -- Will Heidbreder (University Residences)

Carol Brock

Carol Brock (Engineering Education): So much love to Carol Brock for always being willing to help anyone with anything, and for being such a reliable source of positive vibes. -- Brittany Mihalec-Adkins (Human Development and Family Studies)

Chief John Cox, Capt. Keene Red Elk, Jaylene Nichols, Kristi Brown and Dave Hardy

Chief John Cox (Purdue Police Department), Capt. Keene Red Elk (Purdue Police Department), Jaylene Nichols (Asset Management), Kristi Brown (Capital Program Management) and Dave Hardy (Food Stores): I want to extend a huge thank you to Chief Cox, Capt. Red Elk, Jaylene Nichols, Kristi Brown, and Dave Hardy! I am so grateful to for your help with the CoE Graduate Student Picnic.

James Gustin

James Gustin (Operations and Maintenance): Thanks to James, of Zone 5, for helping me during a hectic time: moving from an office that I occupied for years to a new office. James came promptly, worked diligently to get the job done: taking down shelves from old office and installing them to fit the newer office. I am impressed by his courteous and professional attitude, and excellent handling of the job. I want to extend my thanks to James, and to his supervisor, David R. Yanner. -- Abdelfattah Nour (Basic Medical Sciences)

Lesa Beals, Carol Horan, James Jones, Kristin Deckard Dawson, John Pearson ( and Chris Pekny

Lesa Beals (Registrar), Carol Horan (Registrar), James Jones (Mechanical Engineering), Kristin Deckard Dawson (Mechanical Engineering), John Pearson (Mechanical Engineering) and Chris Pekny (Engineering Education): Lesa Beals was an extremely valuable asset to the new incoming students in First-Year Engineering during STAR. Lesa worked tirelessly in helping the FYE advising staff and students in obtaining needed space in courses.

Office of Financial Affairs for the Provost

Office of Financial Affairs for the Provost: This group of amazing individuals always provides help with a smile, quick responses, and the encouragement I need with their humor and awesome office decorations. Thank you, Lisa Rile, Taina Kuntz and Meghan Rusk. You rock! -- Makeba Washington (Division of Diversity and Inclusion)

Orientation Programs campus partners

Orientation Programs campus partners: Thank you to all of our campus partners for helping us have a successful STAR. We greeted and welcomed over 6,000 new Boilermakers. Thank you again! We sure appreciate all of you! -- Kasi Jones (Student Success)

Tyler Harvey

Tyler Harvey (Space Management): Thanks to Ty for remodeling/updating our computer workshop and handling all issues as they came up. He was professional, prepared, resourceful and polite! -- Sandra Canty (Information Services)

Will Heidbreder and Bridget McDaniel

Will Heidbreder (University Residences) and Bridget McDaniel (Wiley Residence Hall): I would like to nominate Will Heidbreder and Bridget McDaniel for their efforts during our last heavy rains. The street drains were blocked and the back dock entrance was flooded, and people couldn't get out of the parking lot. Will and Bridget jumped in and waded through the high water to clear the drains and keep them clear until the high water went down and people were able to go home. What a great example of going above and beyond to help their co-workers. Great job, and thank you. -- Alan Crabtree (Purdue Dining and Catering)

David Raisor and Kathy Walters

David Raisor and Kathy Walters (both Student Activities, Organizations and Purdue Memorial Union): Upon hearing that we forgot to order food for our participants for a program, David and Kathy got to work quickly in order to provide us with many options to supply food to our program for the week. Without them our participants would not have had snacks or breakfast during our program! -- Bekah Graham and Katricia Sanchez (Agricultural Economics)

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