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“I’m here to help connect with students so they feel comfortable and welcome on campus.”
Rhonda Meriwether, Director of the Multicultural Center
“I show that I care by pushing you to do your best.”
Terri Swim, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs
“I just enjoy connecting with international students on campus and getting to know them and their culture.”
Mike Slaubaugh, Professor of Accounting
“You have to learn to say, ‘I’m sorry,’ a lot, and ‘We’ll work to make it better.’ It’s stressful, but I have a good group of people who work for me who make things a lot easier.”
Kirk Tolliver, Associate Director for Payroll and Compensation
“Of all the schools I’ve worked at, there is none like this which hustles to help the kids get internships and jobs. There’s no school better.”
Heather Tierney, Associate Professor of Economics
“You still want to learn every day.”
Tom Wilson, Technical and Facilities Manager, Special Events
“There is laughter in our office each and every day and we all value and support each other in so many ways. It’s such a great work culture for which we are all so grateful.”
Lisa Brodasky, Executive Assistant and Business Operations Manager, Doermer School of Business
“I love what this place stands for. How could you not love working at a place that changes people’s lives for the better?”
Diana Jackson, Special Projects Manager, Business Manager, Director of the PFW Foundation
“You get the right faculty and people who care and show you the path, it makes a massive difference.”
Rick Sutter, Professor of Anthropology
“I think we forget how impactful we can be on these humans’ lives, especially as they navigate the changes they will go through during their time as a student here.”
James Velez, Director of Student Life
“That’s what I tell everybody, you are going to make mistakes. I made some stupid ones in my life. Good people make mistakes. This is an educational environment, and it’s a good chance to teach them and to learn.”
Tim Potts, Chief, Purdue University Fort Wayne Police Department
“As the designer, you have the ability to change the environment and change the world, and help people in many different ways.”
Suining Ding, Professor of Interior Design
“I love what I do. I almost feel like this is my second home because I’ve always loved coming to work. I feel pretty confident in what I do, and I have great support and great people that I see and talk to. I’d really miss them.”
Jane Hirschbiel, Administrative Assistant, Department of Accounting
“For me, doing this job is very personal because I know what it’s like to be a student with a disability.”
Ryan McCombs, Director, Disability Access Center
“I’ve just enjoyed working with technology and making an impact on students. When I was a freshman and I had to make a presentation, I did it using note cards. Now, we’ve given students the opportunity to have a cool presentation with audio and video, and they can change their presentation.”
Brian Spaulding, Assistant Director of Technology Support and Esports
“You have to adapt the material as well. You can fill the gap and adjust the materials to help them get to where they need to be. You have to give them the chance to fail, but don’t discourage them, let them set more little milestones than the big thing. Let them build up.”
Chao Chen, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
“You can see people who are smiling and are happy. If you get to see people who are happy, that’s a good day. If you can keep people content, half the battle of your job is done. We all take pride in this place.”
Jerry McCagg, Building Services Supervisor
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