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Thumbs Up Submissions

Thumbs Up Submissions

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August 2021

  • Chris Brady

    "Chris is not only an awesome Campus Director for the Omaha campus, but an AMAZING teacher.  As a Doane employee and student, I have never seen a teacher who was able to get every student actively engaged in their class to the point they were disappointed the class was over.  He goes above and beyond for his students.  Chris embodies the Doane mission is to create distinctive educational experiences, rooted in the liberal arts, to prepare students for careers and lives grounded in inquiry, ethics, and a commitment to lead and serve in the global community.  He inspires me to be a better student and staff member for our students." - Alaina Popp

  • Community Directors

    "Since my transition from my previous role, the CDs all have been helpful, resourceful, and understanding as I am trying to learn the ropes of being a Community Director at Doane. The CDs all bring their own expertise and skillset to the table when we are all together and figuring out how to be different and engage with the residents this upcoming year. I appreciate the staff and I feel like I have been able to learn a lot the past month that I have been here. I can't wait to see what the year brings us! Thank you to the CDs and being great colleagues." - Eric Jones

  • DEI Division

    "During the height of the Pandemic when our community was beset by not only the financial & interpersonal struggles of the prioritization process but also the sudden isolation many felt as we shifted to working remotely, the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion worked very hard to roll out the Doane Dialogues program. Not only has this helped to educate members of our community about different perspectives & cultures but it also provided many with a way to continue to interact with one another during a time when we were forced to be apart. Thank you to everyone in the DEI Division for your hard & continuous work at bringing people together during these challenging past few years." - Joshua Johnson

  • Hannah Dull

    "From the first day I walked onto campus and had any questions about Frees Hall, Hannah was there to answer my text messages and give me more insight on what I inquired about. Hannah has taken on the new role of being Assistant Director of Residential Wellness and Engagement and she has been doing an amazing job. Last week, housing assignments went out and Hannah worked around the clock to make sure that everything was accurate and went out on time. She is knowledgeable and always here to help whenever we need her. I appreciate her leadership and giving me new ideas to implement in Frees Hall. Hannah is a rock star and she is going thrive in this new role that she is taking on. I can't wait to continue to work with her and build upon our department and collaborate with others as well. Hannah has a big smile and loving personality. She deserves a Thumbs Up!" - Eric Jones

  • Denise Ellis

    "I really appreciate how patience Denise is with all my questions. She has been my biggest support system from the first day here at Doane. I could not have made it this far without her help. I definitely appreciate everything Denise does regarding program approval with the VA and SAA. I cannot thank her enough for everything she does. " - Sarah McNeel

    "Becky and Denise have leveraged the passion so many of us have for the Doane campus into "weed warriors" -- a volunteer program by which volunteers adopt certain campus gardens to weed (apparently the grounds crew can't hire enough folks to take care of this).  This is very old-Doane --- whereby people who love the place serve it a little extra, and in unusual ways to make the institution even better.  As the saying goes, "Inch by inch it's a cinch." Love it!" - Peggy Hart

  • Lauren Erickson

    "Lauren's enthusiasm for enhancing the student experience at Doane is amazing.  She took time to discuss the enrollment process with student accounts so that we can team up to offer the best for our students.  Sharing knowledge and a team approach is so beneficial to Doane!  You're a rock star!  Thanks for all you do." - Kelli Schweitzer

  • Quinton Geis

    "Quint just recently took on the responsibility of being the Interim Dean of Students on top of his other work commitments. I have appreciated his willingness to be available at all times for questions, concerns, and even some work advice. We had an 1:1 and after I left, I felt more at ease about some of the things that I was stressing about and to know that I have the support of Quint and my other colleagues felt great. Quint has a bold and vibrant personality that can light up the room and his work ethic is amazing! He works hard at everything he does and his knowledge about Doane and ways to get connected at the university is great. Quint is a strong leader and does his job well." - Eric Jones

  • Becky Hunke

    "Becky and Denise have leveraged the passion so many of us have for the Doane campus into "weed warriors" -- a volunteer program by which volunteers adopt certain campus gardens to weed (apparently the grounds crew can't hire enough folks to take care of this).  This is very old-Doane --- whereby people who love the place serve it a little extra, and in unusual ways to make the institution even better.  As the saying goes, "Inch by inch it's a cinch." Love it!" - Peggy Hart

  • Amos Joseph

    "Since the implementation of our HR Department's new Thumbs Up program, and even before when I was working through the budget prioritization process, Amos has been incredibly helpful in ensuring that webpages work on our website and that any bugs we find are quickly sorted out. Thank you Amos for always being so prompt in your responses and quick to fix anything on the website that we bring to you!" - Joshua Johnson

  • Zachary Lurz

    "Zach has been a huge help in maintaining and upgrading the Fuhrer Field House weight room. He's helped make this space functional for 140+ track athletes as well as 50+ wrestlers when COVID occupancy limits were around 20 people. Curtis and Zach helped me empty out THOUSANDS of pounds of weight room equipment from this space in order for new flooring to be put in. This project has given Zach and myself a great opportunity to work with Marty Fye and Jeff Johnson in advancement efforts to help make this an exceptional place for our student-athletes." - Ben Berreckman

  • Sam Morris

    "Earlier this week, we were struggling with some equipment in a meeting, and Sam came to our rescue!  Following the meeting, Sam reached out to me and asked if we could look at the equipment together to help me learn how to use it.  I appreciated how Sam went the extra mile to ensure that I was comfortable using the equipment.  This small gesture is what makes Sam a fantastic colleague!" - Jenei Skillett

  • Jessica Polt

    "Jessica Polt goes above and beyond for the College of Education's Graduate Education programs!  Anything that needs attention, Jessica jumps in! She is my right-hand person for Curriculum & Instruction.  I don't know how I could possibly do my job without Jessica's help!" - Deb Stuto

  • Curtis Poteet

    "Zach has been a huge help in maintaining and upgrading the Fuhrer Field House weight room. He's helped make this space functional for 140+ track athletes as well as 50+ wrestlers when COVID occupancy limits were around 20 people. Curtis and Zach helped me empty out THOUSANDS of pounds of weight room equipment from this space in order for new flooring to be put in. This project has given Zach and myself a great opportunity to work with Marty Fye and Jeff Johnson in advancement efforts to help make this an exceptional place for our student-athletes." - Ben Berreckman

  • Georgia Thomas

    "Georgia is incredibly helpful with managing all the details that often get lost in the day-to-day academic duties. She has been a valuable resource for the College of Business and me personally. Thank you, Georgia for all that you do." - Pete Poppert

  • Kris Williams

    "Kris has established himself as our resident "specifications grading guru", and spent a bunch of time this month helping me figure out the best way to implement this pedagogy in Canvas.  He's always willing to share, always thorough, and always pleasant!  Thanks, Kris." - Peggy Hart