“Bravo!” to PVM Staff Recognized for Excellence

June 9, 2016

Sixteen employees of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine were honored with Bravo Awards at the 2016 PVM Outstanding Staff and Bravo Awards Reception on Thursday, May 26. This is the second year Purdue University has presented Bravo Awards to employees who achieve substantial accomplishments that extend beyond regular work responsibilities. Award winners may be recognized in any of the four categories: Moving the University Forward, accomplishments or contributions that transform or advance university objectives; Innovation/Creativity, innovative work or suggestions well beyond standard job requirements that significantly improve operational efficiencies or introduce new or improved processes, workflow or customer service; Operational Excellence, extraordinary effort during times of critical department need; and Fiscal Stewardship, significant cost saving or cost avoidance realized beyond normally expected or established standards.

Six of the awardees were recognized with Bravo Awards for the fall 2015 semester. Donna Fulkerson was commended for exemplary contributions to Operational Excellence in the IU School of Medicine. Mary Mengel received a Bravo Award in Operational Excellence for significant contributions to business operations in the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Connie Musser was recognized for Operational Excellence and Fiscal Stewardship for positively impacting the programming in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Sarah Schroeder received an award for her accomplishments in Operational Excellence in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Alan Schrope’s accomplishments in Operational Excellence, Fiscal Stewardship, and Innovation/Creativity in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital were recognized, and Jeremy Wampler was awarded a Bravo for Operational Excellence in the Pharmacy of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

A number of PVM staff also received Bravo Awards from this spring. Elaine Baird was commended for contributing to the Operational Excellence of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. Allison Carey received a Bravo Award for Innovation/Creativity on PVM’s communications team. Angie Chan, Debbie Johnson, Velina Lindley, and Ann Walters all received an award for Operational Excellence in ADDL’s response to an avian influenza outbreak earlier this year. Donna Schrader also received recognition for efforts in Operational Excellence in ADDL’s response to avian flu in the seat of turkey production in Indiana. Katrina Miller was awarded a Bravo for Innovation/Creativity in the ADDL. Manoel Figueiredo Neto was recognized for Moving the University Forward and Innovation/Creativity in Basic Medical Sciences, and Tony Scalone received an award for Innovation/Creativity in the ADDL.

Congratulations and “Bravo!” to all the award winners!  Click here to view and download photos from the reception (photos courtesy of Lausch Photography). 

Jeremy Wampler, veterinary technician in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, receives his Bravo Award for Operational Excellence from Dean Reed on May 26.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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