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Pride of Indiana: Thank-you messages to and from IU employees

Feb. 15, 2017

Pride of Indiana is a regular feature in Inside IU that allows IU faculty and staff to recognize their colleagues for IU-related work they’ve done that goes above and beyond their job duties or responsibilities.

Take a moment to submit a Pride of Indiana message about a co-worker who makes a difference in your department.

Pride of Indiana

"Pride of Indiana" recognizes faculty and staff for their IU-related work that goes above and beyond their job duties or responsibilities. | GRAPHIC BY HEATHER FARMER

Thank you to the following IU employees:

IU Northwest

Clarence Green, of the Physical Plant Department at IU Northwest, whose nominator wrote: "Is a person who manages different hats so to speak. When a job needs to be done, whether it's plumbing or mechanics on various equipment in the shop, he's Johnny on the spot. He's an asset to the physical plant department, as well as to the campus here at IU Northwest."

IU South Bend

Betsy Jaffee, of the Indiana Small Business Development Center, whose nominator wrote: "Betsy has worked for more than a decade on this campus in various capacities (school of the arts, international student services, student affairs) doing very important things and serving students, staff, faculty and the public in a quiet and unassuming way. She is always very professional, conscientious and thorough in every task she is given, and she is more than willing to take on additional responsibilities to help out. She never seeks any recognition for any of the wonderful work she has ever done, and that is precisely why I feel she deserves to be finally recognized as the 'Pride of Indiana' right here at IU South Bend!"


Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, of the Office of Student Research, and Michaela Wischmeier, of the Office for Women, whose nominator wrote: "Special thanks to The Office of Student Research, the Office for Women, the Feminism Club and Spectrum at IUPUC for partnering with UITS and making the Data Privacy Day Event a success for our campus. Your collaboration was key to informing students about data privacy and online safety for women and the LGBTQ+ community. Together We Can!"

IU Bloomington

Steve Burns, of WTIU, whose nominator wrote: "Steve went above and beyond while working to put together WTIU's documentary 'Finding the Fix: Heroin's Hold on the Heartland.' His dedication helped result in a powerful piece about an urgent topic."

Nelda Montemayor, of the School of Public Health-Bloomington, whose nominator wrote: “Nelda is an intricate part of the SPH family. She goes above and beyond to make students feel welcome from the time they request information about admissions, until the time they are accepted. Each year, she attends the New Graduate Student Fair, and I am amazed by how many of our new graduate students are delighted to finally meet her in person. Parents and students often come in just to thank her for her kindness and compassion for helping their son or daughter through the lengthy admissions process. I am most amazed by how many students visit her on a daily basis just to give an update on how they are doing in school. Nelda is the rock star of our Admissions Office. I feel blessed to work alongside such a wonderful individual.”

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