Bradley Kidney is a junior majoring in Biology (Pre-Vet) is from Greenwood, Indiana. He has worked in the Information Technology and Resource Services, Digital Programs for six semesters. Patty Glasson, his supervisor said, “Bradley was originally hired and trained by Carl Snow before I became manager of the Digital Programs unit, so I can’t take a lot of credit for his success, but we have appreciated Bradley’s continuing contributions to a variety of successful digitization projects over the years. His knowledge of our scanning equipment and his flexibility allow us to quickly switch him from one project to another as our needs and resources change, which is just one reason we’re happy to have him as part of the unit.”
“I would like to thank the Purdue Libraries for the opportunities to work and learn and for the honor of the PULSE Award. This scholarship will help immensely in my dream of becoming a veterinarian. I have learned so much from working with our team and will continue to enjoy the friendships that I have created with both peers and supervisors,” said Bradley.
Jennifer Sickles is a junior majoring in Animal Science from Highland, Indiana. She has worked in the Veterinary Medical Library for two and a half years. Her supervisor, Tonya Wichterman said, “Jennifer has been an outstanding student assistant. She is extremely dependable and one of the first to volunteer for special projects which we have had a lot of this past year. When other students ask for time off Jennifer is frequently there to volunteer to pick up the extra shift. Her attitude is always helpful and courteous to patrons and coworkers as well as the library staff. Jennifer is an important asset to the VETM Library.”
"I am extremely honored that I was chosen as a recipient of the PULSE scholarship. I have loved working in Purdue Libraries for the past three years and I feel as if I've truly grown from my experiences at VETM. Working in VETM has given me a chance to develop my customer service and teamwork skills, as I've been blessed with wonderful coworkers who never hesitate to help,” said Jennifer.
Lauren Wagoner is junior majoring in Elementary Education and is from North Manchester, Indiana. Her supervisor, Angie Ewing said, “Lauren has been a great asset to the Math Sciences Library, I have never seen her without a smile on her face! She is always willing to go the extra mile when it comes to work. She volunteers for extra shifts for her fellow staff members and is always willing to take on a new project. She will be sorely missed when she leaves to student teach in the spring. The PULSE Award was conceived for students like her!”
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be a recipient of the PULSE Award. Through these past three years working with the Purdue Libraries I have gained experience that will be very beneficial to me in my future endeavors. I graciously accept this award knowing there were many other qualified candidates. I want to thank the Purdue University Libraries and my supervisor, Angie Ewing, for investing in my future,” said Lauren.
Michael West is a P4 graduate student in the College of Pharmacy and has worked for the Libraries since 2007. His plans following graduation on May 17 are to continuing working for Walmart in the Indianapolis area as a pharmacy graduate intern and prepare for his licensing examinations this summer to become a pharmacist. Once licensed he will continue adding to his fourteen years at Walmart as a pharmacist and hopefully serve as a reserve officer in the military. His supervisor, Cheryl Oliver said, “Michael has been an outstanding student employee who has helped out in so many ways. He was persistent in getting through Pharmacy school and I am so very proud of him for graduating this year but I will truly miss this young man.”
“Thanking the people who helped me achieve this honor is most important to me. Cheryl Oliver is not only a great advisor and manager, but 'good people.' This last part was told to me by a departing supervisor prior to my acceptance as a pharmacy library assistant. Those words couldn't be truer. She has taught me a lot about being 'good people' and I am thankful her previous student, Sheryl Dietrich, now a pharmacist, for telling me to apply for this job. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be where I am today. Thank you Miss Oliver and Miss Dietrich for all of your hard work and professionalism, you will always have a special place in my heart, and I hope my award exemplifies the people you are and who you have taught me to be,” said Michael.
Derek Williams is a senior majoring in Industrial Management and Chemistry from Richmond, Indiana. He has worked in the Hicks Repository for six semesters. His supervisor, Dot Lanzalotto said, “I consider myself very lucky to have Derek working in the Hicks Repository. When I read on his job resume that he had attained Eagle Scot, I knew he would be good. His resourceful talents have become exceptionally useful in HKRP and especially in the dark and mysterious reaches of the Lynn Repository!”
"I’m honored to be a PULSE Award recipient. My job in Hick’s Repository has been the best job I’ve ever had. I enjoy the job and plan to work as long as I can in HKRP. The staff and other student workers are great to work with and quite helpful. I enjoy being able to work on projects on my own and the variety of skills I’ve gained. I like being able to see the difference my work makes and to be recognized for my hard work in the Libraries,” said Derek.
Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship
Chloe Lindsay is a junior majoring in Actuarial Science and Applied Statistics from Greenfield, Indiana. She has worked in the Earth and Atmospheric Library for four semesters. Her upervisor, Terry Wade said, “I am pleased to have Chloe working for me. She is very dependable and works hard with little supervision.”
“I am greatly honored to have been awarded the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship. The past four semesters working for Purdue Libraries has presented me with many projects and challenges that gave me the opportunity to be a leader and expand my knowledge, which was far beyond my initial expectations of working at the Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Library (EAPS). I have learned so much from the staff at EAPS and it would be an understatement to say I am grateful for having such a positive experience working for Purdue Libraries. I am truly looking forward to working there this summer and next year. Thank you,” said Chloe.
Gisele Rawlins is a junior in the school of Materials Science Engineering and is from Indianapolis, Indiana. Her supervisor, Cindy Yeoman said, “Gisele believes in the need for communication and enjoys the extra commitments that we ask of her. She knows how to set goals and keeps her priorities on track. She has displayed a very strong work ethic. Her expectations for her own performance are very high. Gisele is intelligent and responds quickly when presented with any to-do tasks. She is willing to do more, she volunteers, she shows initiative and she knows when to use it. She has a lot of productive energy to see that her tasks get done. She is not afraid to ask about what she does not understand and she likes learning new things. She works equally well on her own, with the full-time staff, and with other part time staff. Her communication with patrons exhibits clarity, friendliness, and tact. Gisele pays attention to details, which is necessary when doing multiple tasks that involve patrons and their books.”
“Thank you for choosing me as the Dorothy Newby McCaw Scholarship I am greatly honored to receive this award. Working at the HSSE Library has been an extremely rewarding experience over these past couple years. While things have constantly changed in my life working at HSSE has remained a constant pleasure. Being a student worker is never short of great colleagues, patrons and supervisors. Again, thank you to every person involved in bestowing this honor on me,” said Gisele.
Dr. Albert Viton Scholarship
Rachel Borsa is a junior majoring in Professional Flight Technology from Erie, Pennsylvania. Rachel has worked the Aviation Technology (AVTE) Library for two years. Her supervisor, Dania Remaly said, “Rachel takes direction quickly and thoroughly the first time through and then responds ‘Okay, I can do this.’ She is an important asset to the library.”
“It is such an honor to receive the Albert Viton Scholarship. My first semester at school I did not work and I knew I needed to find a job that was flexible with my class schedule. Someone recommended applying to the Libraries and it has been one of my best decisions at school. The AVTE library is a wonderful place to work with interesting people always coming in. I love working here and receiving this scholarship has been a huge help with the financial burdens of being a student. Thank you so much for this award! It means a lot to me and my family,” said Rachel.
Eric Thompson is a junior in Professional Writing from Sunnyvale, California. Eric has worked in Purdue University Press for two years. His supervisor, Marcy Wilhelm-South said, “Eric’s a great asset to our Purdue e-Pubs team. He’s been working with us long enough to have a good understanding of what our processes are and knows the right questions to ask when new projects come up. He is also great when it comes to communicating with faculty and explaining to them the benefits of Purdue e-Pubs and how they can ensure that their scholarship can be made more accessible through the repository.” David Scherer said, “Eric has been a great asset in his two years with Purdue e-Pubs. He’s always professional when communicating with faculty, and is always eager to learn more about open access, institutional repositories and Purdue e-Pubs.”
“Last year when I received this honor I was extremely grateful that I was able to build an appreciation for the work Purdue e-Pubs has accomplished. At the end of my second year with Purdue e-Pubs it is amazing to see my work contribute to building awareness for Open Access, the institutional repository, and helping to publish the research and scholarship of the Purdue faculty. I look forward to my third year with Purdue e-Pubs and the new experiences I will be able to have throughout my senior year,” said Eric.
2014 Amelia Earhart Scholarship
The Amelia Earhart Scholarship is given annually in honor of Amelia Earhart, a remarkable and unique woman who demonstrated an exceptional desire to succeed in her chosen field. Earhart came to Purdue University in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation.
Recipients of this scholarship must exhibit exemplary leadership skills, determination and potential while possessing a minimum grade point average of 3.2 after 48 semester hours.
Calin Cochran is junior majoring in pre-professional Health Science/pre-physician assistant from Colfax, Indiana. Calin’s current activities include working as a teaching assistant for Biology 203/204, serving as a Health and Human Science Ambassador, a member of Delta Gamma sorority, is active in the Pre-Pa Club, Caduceus Club and Purdue Dance Marathon. She has served as an event organizer for Sole Hope, making footwear for children in Uganda, was a 10-year 4-H member and attends New Hope Church.
“Receiving the Amelia Earhart Scholarship has left me feeling honored, thankful and very blessed. Like Earhart, my self-motivation never dampens, but being a recent recipient only pushes me to strive for more. This outstanding gift will help me get that much closer to reaching my career goal and continuing to touch others. Earhart’s inspiration will always remind me that the sky is the limit!”
Elizabeth Hroma is a junior majoring in Nursing from Chicago, Illinois. Elizabeth is active in Boiler Gold Rush, Phi Mu fraternity and works at the Recreational Sports Center. She is a CPR instructor and participated in Boiler Steam, serves as a tutor for the Spanish Service Learning Program, works as a healthcare volunteer for the Central American Relief Efforts, and worked with the West Lafayette Junior High cross country team.
“I am so incredibly honored and grateful to be an Amelia Earhart Scholarship Award recipient. Amelia Earhart was a woman ahead of her time and even today continues to serve as an inspiring role model to all. Throughout my time here at Purdue and as I begin my career as a nurse, I strive to emulate Amelia Earhart’s passion, commitment and determination to my work and to my patients.”
Laura May is a junior majoring in Animal Sciences and is from West Lafayette, Indiana. Laura’s campus activities include secretary of Glenwood Cooperative, Purdue Dairy Club and Council representative, and panel coordinator for the Depart of Animal Sciences. She is a member of the Dean’s Scholars Program and the Ag Alumni Mentoring Program, National FFA Organization, Indiana Brown Swiss Association and is active in the intermural sports.
“I am so grateful to those who have made the Amelia Earhart Scholarship possible. To fulfill my goal of becoming a large animal veterinarian, I have a long academic road ahead of me, and this scholarship has thankfully lessened my financial burden. Just as Amelia cared for the wounded during World War I and became a role model for countless young women through her passion for flying, I hope to care for the livelihoods of dedicated Agriculturalists by caring for their livestock one day and act as a role model for other young women who hope to enter into the livestock industry.”
Samuel Rymer is a senior majoring in Building Construction Management and is from Carmel, Indiana. Sam’s Purdue activities include president of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, NAHB Student Competition, and co-chair of the BCMentors Student Tutoring Program. He is a member of Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society, NAHB Student Chapter and participates in Pyoca Camp, Orchard Park Presbyterian Church Youth Bible Study Fellowship, Habitat for Humanity (Carmel, Indiana) and Handyman Club of America.
"I am very grateful and honored to have been selected as a recipient for the Amelia Earhart Scholarship. The opportunities that this scholarship provides are endless as its financial support will help me finish my degree and aide in my ability to make new connections professionally. As graduation nears closer for me every day, I am focusing on entering the field of real estate development and using my abilities to make the world a better place. I am excited to earn every inch of what I have been given so that one day I may come back and inspire students just as Amelia Earhart has done for me."