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

Jan. 18, 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.

Thank you to the following IU employees:

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

IU South Bend

Nick Wort, of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, whose nominator wrote: "Nick is wearing a lot of hats and does so with skill and grace. I have come to rely on him for a helpful hand and a smile when working with CLAS administration. While finding time in everyone's schedules can be tough, he always makes it work - never giving up until he gets it done. Thanks, Nick, for making the difficult details easy for us!"

IUPUI

Eric Schoch, in the IU School of Medicine, whose nominator wrote: "Big thanks to Eric Schoch in the Office of Strategic Communications for his help training and answering endless questions from a new employee. Eric is retiring after more than 17 years with IU. His expertise and advice have been absolutely invaluable and much appreciated. He will be missed!"

IU Bloomington

Alice Eads, of the College of Arts and Sciences, whose nominator wrote: "The biology department would like to thank Alice Eads for her coordination of the 2016 Biology Undergraduate Graduation Ceremony/Reception. A lot of time and planning are put into such an undertaking, especially with nearly 300 students planning to graduate this spring/summer. Alice sees these students progress through their degrees as an employee who works closely with the academic advisors in the Undergraduate Office. This event is a nice way for the students to be recognized for their hard work over the past four years, and Alice has ensured this ceremony/reception goes smoothly year after year, despite occasional unforeseen obstacles. We want Alice to know that we appreciate what she does for our students all year, but in particular, sending off our graduates with a smile and great final impression of our department and IU!"

Joe Hiland, in the Office of the Provost, whose nominator wrote: "Joe juggles A LOT of responsibilities, from research and writing for the provost to program and event planning for the Arts and Humanities Council. No matter how busy he gets, Joe always has a great attitude and a (mediocre) joke!"

Marilyn Gregory, of the Center for Postsecondary Research in the School of Education, whose nomintator wrote: "Marilyn is our Finance Manager here at CPR and with her 30 years experience at IUB, she is wealth of knowledge and an extremely valuable resource for us. She not only provides answers to every possible question about financial issues, but can answer practically any question thrown at her, whether about human resources, campus wide policies, faculty appointments, travel, or even who that person is walking down the sidewalk (she knows everyone!). Marilyn's office is often full of colleagues who just need someone to talk to and she always provides a safe space or a shoulder to cry on. Her warmth and compassion for her colleagues is incessantly prevalent and we all know she is the office favorite; there is no competition. Her sense of humor is second to none and she lifts the spirits of our Center. We cannot imagine our office without her."

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