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:

Alyx Guadarrama

Alyx Guadarrama (College of Veterinary Medicine): Alyx fills her role as instructional designer in the College of Veterinary Medicine with expertise and endless patience. When her name comes up among faculty, there’s always someone ready with a story of Alyx saving the day, specifically with her guidance on ExamSoft. This fall was my first semester as IOR of a lecture course, and thanks to Alyx, everything has run smoothly. -- Kenitra Hendrix (Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory)

Angel Leuck

Angel Leuck (College of Agriculture): During a recent campaign, Angel did significantly more than her fair share of work to help us meet a difficult timeline. With over 1,700 alumni contact updates due by the end of the month, Angel committed over six hours per day (usually more) to completing her portion of the updates as well as the allotment of others. She selflessly plugged along on the labor-intensive project and finished it more than a week ahead of the deadline. The Ag Alumni office appreciates her diligence and hard work! -- Danica Kirkpatrick (College of Agriculture)

Connie Foster

Connie Foster (Agronomy): Having been on campus so sporadically over the past eight months, I didn't realize I had exhausted my large-capacity poster printing photo paper. We had a video shoot last week, and I could not produce all of the items we needed. Connie Foster stepped up -- again -- as she has so willingly before, and saved the day. She is a great resource and always up to assist. Thank you, Connie! -- Carol Weaver (Agricultural and Biological Engineering)

Danielle Fawbush

Danielle Fawbush (Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life): I'd like to thank Danielle Fawbush for her willingness to go above and beyond helping with email communication to students. She is always thorough and willing to put in the extra hours to make sure everything is right. Thanks, Danielle! I appreciate you! -- Jackie Perkins (Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life)

Janis Vanderpool

Janis Vanderpool (Chemistry): Janis was quick to volunteer for a lot of very tedious work that needed to be performed on very short notice to cope with some unforeseen software issues that arose suddenly. I want to thank Janis for always being so willing to help with tasks that most people, including me, would rather run away from. -- Ryan Hilger (Chemistry)

Matt Vader

Matt Vader (Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life): Matt Vader is such an adaptable colleague, and I appreciate his quick work in limited time frames. Thank you, Matt, for all that you do! -- Jackie Perkins (Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life)

Ralph Cobbs, Connie Speak, Tim Spengler and Al Crace

Ralph Cobbs, Connie Speak, Tim Spengler (all Operations and Maintenance) and Al Crace (Purdue Polytechnic Institute): In Fall 2019, there was some steam damage to T.R.'s office walls. It was determined the walls should be repainted. With the delay in the evaluation and COVID-19, the job was finally on the list to complete. Aimee Griggs was having her office repainted as scheduled. The two work orders are not linked, but the offices in KNOY are next to each other. Tim coordinated the start date. Ralph and Connie worked around our office time and were able to get both rooms painted in less than four days. Great work and great customer service. Happy Retirement, Al and Ralph! -- Aimee Griggs and T.R. O’Neal (Purdue Polytechnic Institute)

Those who helped Teaching and Learning Technologies staff providing drop-in Brightspace trainings

Those who helped Teaching and Learning Technologies staff providing drop-in Brightspace trainings: Thank you to the Teaching and Learning Technologies staff for hosting the drop-in Brightspace sessions three times a week this semester. The staff is incredibly helpful (and patient) answering questions about Brightspace, finding fixes to specific issues, and giving recommendations on how to most effectively and efficiently use Brightspace for your special requests and situations. Please continue to host these sessions! -- Jessica Wandless (Center for Regional Development)

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