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

Oct. 26, 2016

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.

Thank you to the following IU employees:

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"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

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Lisa Liford, of University Information Technology Services, whose nominator wrote: "Lisa is an admin assistant at UITS. Though she no longer officially supports the area I work in, I want to recognize her for being so very good at what she does. She takes everything in stride, pitches in and helps in whatever capacity she sees a need, even if outside her assigned duties, and takes pride in IU. She goes the extra mile. Even if she is feeling overwhelmed, she has a calming spirit that conveys things will be okay and it will all get done. Thanks for all you do for UITS and IU Lisa!"

Kim Wood, of the IU School of Optometry, whose nominator wrote: "Kim is such a wonderful co-worker. Anytime I need help with anything she is more than happy to assist. She goes above and beyond for her coworkers, faculty, and students daily. I am so lucky to share a workspace with such a caring person!"

Tyler Kivland, of IU Outdoor Adventures, whose nominator wrote: "Tyler's commitment to Indiana University Outdoor Adventures is second to none. Tyler has held every position here at IUOA starting as a student worker during his undergraduate studies to now being the full time Assistant Program Coordinator of Programs. Tyler's passion to education and the outdoors have led him over the years to several amazing locations with students including the Boundary Waters in Canada, the Nantahala River in North Carolina, and several outings in and around the Hoosier National Forest. Tyler's dedication to the trip leaders of IUOA is truly inspiring. Students can constantly be found on the couch in his office talking out the future trip they are leading, talking about how they will instruct a future class, or talking about potential training opportunities. There is no question that Tyler love IU and specifically the students that he works with on a daily basis."


Margaret Holloway, of the Office of Research Administration, whose nominator wrote: "Margaret, thanks for paying such close attention to patrons. You make people feel welcome in in the library."

Andy Nill, of the School of Informatics and Computing, whose nominator wrote: "Thanks to Andy for being so great about getting our last few contracts through in an expedited fashion! Also, I really appreciate your patience and kindness in making sure we understand what is going on and your emails to follow up and make sure things are going as anticipated!"

Mary Heskett, of the IU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, whose nominator wrote: "Mary arrives every day ready to do the hard work of making a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve. She goes above and beyond for each of her patients and families and digs deep to empower them with new skills. I feel exceptionally privileged to work along side her, learn and grow with her, and know that we are better team as a result of her contributions and presence. From the moment she joined this team, she brought fun, lightheartedness and a joy that we appreciated by all."

IU branded SoHoodie

All Pride of Indiana submissions received between Oct. 26 and Nov. 18 will be entered to win an IU-branded SoHoodie, a total value of $50, for both the nominator and nominee. | IMAGE COURTESY OF SOHOODIE

Enter to win

By submitting a Pride of Indiana message for a colleague between Oct. 26 and Nov. 18, current IU faculty and staff with a valid IU email address will be entered to win an IU-branded SoHoodie for themselves and their nominees, a $50 total value.

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