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Thumbs Up Submissions

Thumbs Up Submissions

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July 2021

  • Kaleb Arterburn

    "Kaleb tackles anything thrown at him head-first. He's a great asset in the Admissions Office and always goes above and beyond to make sure our incoming student's needs are being met. He is open & honest  with students and their families. Kaleb consistently gives 110% and is always smiling at the end of the day." - Nancy Murphy

  • Kerry Beezley

    "For the last ten years, Kerry has been my mentor and one of my most incredible supporters.  Shortly after I accepted the Executive Assistant to the President position, Kerry reached out and offered her assistance.  We are lucky to have Kerry's institutional and historical knowledge.   As I journey down this new path, I am confident that I will succeed because of Kerry's actions and continued support.  Thank you, Kerry, for being your authentic self and for all of your assistance." - Jenei Skillett

  • Suzy Carter

    "Thank you Suzy for always being willing to assist with the final presentation grading for the Senior Business Seminar.  Your input to both me and the students is invaluable.  Students are blessed to have you as a valued resource.  I greatly appreciated your assistance." - Pete Poppert

  • Sam Cole

    "Sam Cole is that guy on the other end of the chat that gets things done!  There have been multiple times, too many to count, that I needed immediate assistance on an urgent task, and I sent Sam a quick chat SOS.  Within a few minutes, my issue or problem was solved, and my task was completed.  Sam can understand those of us who don't speak IT language, translate our questions, and save the day.  I am thankful for Sam and how he goes the extra step to ensure my work is completed professionally and correctly. " - Jenei Skillett

  • James Dingwell

    "Whenever we need IT help, we have to create a help ticket for the Service Center, and pretty quickly, someone is emailing, calling, or stopping by our desks.  As I transitioned to my new position and tried to navigate using two phone lines, James immediately understood that I needed assistance.  He went the extra mile and checked in with me several times to ensure that the phone was working correctly and explained where he was in the process.  I appreciate James' dedication and his attention to detail. " - Jenei Skillett

  • Ryan Dorshorst

    "As I transitioned to my new position Ryan was super helpful in providing me with detailed instructions for accessing the necessary information and the accounts required to do my job.  Ryan also checked back several times to see if I thought of anything new and offered suggestions on how to move forward. Ryan lives Doane's mission through his knowledge, willingness, respect, and work ethic.  Thank you, Ryan, for your support!" - Jenei Skillett

  • Facilities & Operations

    "Our Facilities & Operations Team has struggled throughout the past year of transitions with a reduced staff but have delivered time and time again for our community. Without their hard work, Doane would not be as beautiful of a place to work and study as it is today. I want them to know that they are appreciated by every member of our community and that we have noticed their dedication during this challenging time of transition." - Joshua Johnson

  • Abby Furley

    "Abby is always such a delight to work with! We in the Business Office always appreciate when she stops by as she is always in such high spirits! On top of her incredible attitude, Abby has proven very adaptable and has handled her taking over the role as Executive Assistant for Admissions very well. I've been incredibly impressed by Abby's professionalism and the competent fashion with which she goes about her duties. Doane's Admissions Office is very lucky to have someone so talented working directly with so many of our new students!" - Joshua Johnson

  • Marcia Glenn

    "Shout out to Marcia Glenn for surviving the Lied renovations.  She has worked tirelessly moving furniture and equipment and cleaning drywall dust over and over again.  She goes above and beyond her job responsibilities.  We are so lucky to have her in Lied!" - Melissa Persing

  • Emily Griesch

    "Emily, thanks for your hard work with certification!  This time of year is very busy and you are teaching along with the certification work.  I appreciate your willingness to answer questions and work with our students at all levels to get their certification questions answered and applications submitted. " - Nikki Piper

  • Mohamad Hasan

    "Hasan is an important member of the College of Business.  He oversees the area of Finance in the Undergradaute Business Department.  This fall, he will be offering a new emphasis area and minor in Finance to all Doane students.  Last year, Hasan volunteered to serve as Quiz Master for Junior Acheivement's annual Stock Market Challenge, where he connected with high schoolers throughout the state of Nebraska.  Hasan's attention to detail and willingness to serve make him not only a valued part of the College of Business, but to the university as a whole!" - Jennifer Bossard

  • Cara Heminger

    "Cara and Denee, thanks for a great week of teaching together!  You are student-focused and flexible.  Thanks for going above and beyond to make the week of class relevant and beneficial for our students as they prepare for their first year of teaching. " - Nikki Piper

  • Miranda Henderson

    "Miranda and Raquel did a fantastic job meeting with students and their families at enrollment days, both in person and virtually.  They helped the students and their families navigate through their financial aid and student account questions with knowledge, enthusiasm and Doane pride!   I love having such a great team to work with.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication." - Kelli Schweitzer

  • Amanda Irions

    "Nathaniel has been a fantastic department chair, and both he and Amanda have been such kind, generous, and supportive colleagues throughout a very difficult year. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be in a department with such smart and talented human beings." - Eric Tucker

    "Amanda Irions served as chair for the Undergraduate Academic Affairs committee this past year, and it was her first time on the committee.  She took the time to understand how the committee works, made sure each College and Division was included, plus revised the curriculum modification form to an editable PDF.  She helped the committee navigate a difficult year with the prioritization process moving in tandem.  I really appreciated her leadership!" - Denise Ellis

  • Angie Klasek

    "Angie is such an awesome supporter of the Senior Business Seminar.  She willingly participates in the final presentation and assists with grading.  I can't thank her enough for her willingness to assist me and be such a strong supporter of BUS 496 and BUS 498.  Thank you, Angie." - Pete Poppert

  • Marie Knapp

    "Marie has been an outstanding addition to our COE staff. Her positive approach to learning a multitude of tasks across COE programs and locations has been amazing to watch. She has been flexible and jumped in to help wherever we have needed. I am so thankful Marie joined our team." - Tim Frey

  • Raquel Schmidt

    "Miranda and Raquel did a fantastic job meeting with students and their families at enrollment days, both in person and virtually.  They helped the students and their families navigate through their financial aid and student account questions with knowledge, enthusiasm and Doane pride!   I love having such a great team to work with.  Thank you for your hard work and dedication." - Kelli Schweitzer

  • Service Bureau

    "Quinn & Jackie have worked incredibly hard over the past year for our students, faculty, & staff. On top of their regular, already quite plentiful duties they've had to work around the various challenges posed by the COVID-19 Pandemic plus do their respective parts during our budget prioritization process. Despite the incredible workload laid at their feet, Quinn & Jackie are always pleasant to work with and always eager to assist in whatever way they can. I speak for the whole of the Business Office, and many others I am sure, when I say that they are both deserving of our thanks and appreciation for all that they've done and continue to do for our community!" - Joshua Johnson

  • Deb Sepich

    "Deb is the champion of the College of Business graduate programs.  This fall, she is overseeing three major changes to our gradaute business programs: 1) a revision of the MBA, 2) the sunset of the MAM, and 3) the launch of the new Master of Arts in Leadership (MIL).  Deb is continually finding ways to improve our programs, and in turn, the student experience.  She works closely with adjunct faculty to ensure they can be their best!  Deb is innovative and always sharing ideas.  Beyond that, she is supportive and encouraging of everyone she work with.  Deb is an asset to the College of Business!" - Jennifer Bossard

  • Michael Stehlik

    "Big thumbs up to Mike Stehlik for pulling through and always being a steady hand when things are in the process of moving fast! We were lucky enough to host a webinar with Dr. Hughes and our faculty/staff soon after the presidential announcement was made. In a very short timeframe, Mike helped me pull the hour-long webinar together with graphics, music, and troubleshooting the day of the event. Once a good partner, always a good partner! Despite being in different departments, I appreciate your commitment to work together for the good of our employees. I always appreciate your help and expertise! "Despacito" will forever be ingrained in my brain as the opening for any Doane webinar! " - Anne Ziola

  • Deb Stuto

    "Always available to answer questions and guide me as an adjunct professor.  If she doesn't know the answer, she finds the answer! " - Jena Deaver

  • Denee Wehrs

    "Cara and Denee, thanks for a great week of teaching together!  You are student-focused and flexible.  Thanks for going above and beyond to make the week of class relevant and beneficial for our students as they prepare for their first year of teaching. " - Nikki Piper

  • Nathaniel Wilson

    "Nathaniel has been a fantastic department chair, and both he and Amanda have been such kind, generous, and supportive colleagues throughout a very difficult year. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to be in a department with such smart and talented human beings." - Eric Tucker

  • Sherryl Yokel

    "Sherryl Yokel in my opinion is one of the best custodians on the Crete campus.  With all of her hard work, the Haddix center is always presentable.   I love having Sherryl as a teammate and as a friend.  Thanks for everything you do Sherryl.  Brady Frahm, Haddix custodian" - Brady Frahm