Two Purdue University Calumet employees have been recognized for contributions to their departments and the university, along with their ability to show off their pearly whites.
Hammond resident Greg Collins, supervisor for Audio Visual Services, and Julie Osborn of Griffith, secretary for the Department of English and Philosophy, each received the “Going the Extra Mile with a Smile Award” by the university’s Office of Academic Affairs.
The award recognizes clerical, service and administrative professional support staff for demonstrating exemplary customer service.
“Greg consistently provides superior audio visual and technical assistance to faculty and staff,” Purdue Calumet Associate Professor of Psychology Gisele Casanova, who nominated him for the award, said. “He always goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we thoroughly understand how to operate equipment and that the equipment operates properly.”
Professors John Rowan, Janine Harrison and Zenobia Mistri nominated Osborn.
“Julie works with a smile and efficiently,” Mistri said. “Any request is always handled with thought; we depend on her.”
Said Harrison about Osborn, “She is unfailingly polite, respectful and warm as she patiently gets to know individuals and assists them to the best of her ability in logical, practical ways.”
Rowan added, “Julie submits class schedules in which more than 2,000 students enroll; she also performs many other tasks always, always with a smile and with candy on her desk for the taking.”