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Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions

Kudos: Recognized Staff

The Staff Council KUDO program is designed to publicly recognize the outstanding work of University of Idaho staff employees who have gone above and beyond in helping others and making the University of Idaho a great place to work. If you would like to recognize staff for their outstanding work, you can Submit a Kudo.

2019-2020

Allie Schumacker - HR Management Assistant

23 November 2020
Allie is positive force on the HR team. She comes to work each day with a cheerful attitude. Allie goes above and beyond to seek out work, provide support to the entire HR team and keeps our office running smooth. She ensures we have the tools and supplies needed to perform our jobs.

Allie takes pride in her job and work efforts. She is the glue that keeps our office running efficiently and she does it with a positive, helpful attitude.

Kudos to Allie, YOU make a very positive difference on our team! - Arlette Jameson - HR Benefit Services - Benefits Specialist

TRIO INSPIRE - College of Education, Health & Human Sciences-TRIO INSPIRE

20 November 2020
TRIO INSPIRE during the COVID-19 had to reorganize and recreate to continue to serve their participants and their needs and the needs of the grant. They did so without complaints, excuses or missing a beat. I am so proud of our team and their resilience. GO TEAM!!!! - Tracy Kanikkeberg - Operations Compliance Manager

Kalli Sorber - CDHD- IdahoSTARS

20 November 2020
Kalli is always determined to help out her colleagues within the IdahoSTARS Project and will find time to assist anyone in need. I admire her time management with all the tasks she undertakes and the variety of knowledge she has to manage the many hats she wears. Her customer service skills answering phones at the training office is always exceptionally pleasant and the training videos and presentations she creates for new employees is well thought out and extremely helpful. I appreciate her dedication and kindness within the IdahoSTARS training office and her positive moral is contagious. Kudos to you, Kalli! - Stacy Stooks - Professional Development Specialist, CDHD- IdahoSTARS

Andrea Ingram - Case Manager

18 November 2020
Andrea has been on the front line of calling students with Covid and following up to make sure they have the care and support they need. Her work, dedication and care she has put in is amazing. - Aaron Fealy - Associate Director Recreation and Wellbeing

Dusty Fleener - Training Coordinator, Employee Development & Learning

18 November 2020
Dusty went out of his way to provide a personalized training session on GSMU for me. He did an outstanding job and filled me in on everything I requested as well as several other items I was not aware of that will help me with my role in our department. In addition, he provided further training materials and links in several emails that will be useful for myself and my crew in expanding our knowledge of the GSMU program as well as Excel. Dusty is such a positive person and makes learning fun and enjoyable. Keep up the great work Dusty. It is greatly appreciated! - Brian Mahoney - Associate Director, Recreation & Wellbeing

Madie Brown - Assistant Director for Alcohol & Other Drug Initiatives

18 November 2020
Madie has attended multiple trainings and webinars, collaborated with numerous campus stakeholders, is leading the advisory group through a SWOT analysis, and is collaborating state-wide with other institutions of higher education to ensure our campus is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools & Communities Act. She is compiling and editing both the Annual Notification regarding alcohol and other drugs and Biennial Review in order to maintain compliance. The accurate and complete compilation of these projects takes a great deal of time, commitment, and attention to detail. Madie balances them effortlessly in addition to her other job responsibilities addressing student wellbeing on campus. - Emily Tuschhoff - Director of Health Promotion, Recreation & Wellbeing

Amanda Ferstead - Mental Health Program Coordinator

18 November 2020
Amanda has worked hard this semester to get several new initiatives off the ground in support of student wellbeing on campus. Both virtual Mental Health First Aid and Sources of Strength are evidence based prevention programs that take quite a bit of coordination and time to implement with fidelity. Amanda has launched both programs with ease and is forming great relationships with students implementing the Sources of Strength model through our Wellbeing Ambassador program. She is a great team player and always eager to help out! - Emily Tuschhoff - Director of Health Promotion, Recreation & Wellbeing

Travis Akin - TSP Region 8

17 November 2020
A HUGE shout out to Travis Akin who is our IT go-to TSP guy (region 8)!! He ALWAYS comes running right away anytime we need his IT expertise and assistance - which we do a lot! Travis has the best attitude and will ALWAYS make sure that we are taken care of! He makes our technology-challenged lives SO MUCH easier! We need more people on our campus with his CAN-DO attitude! THANK YOU! - Laila Cornwall - Associate Director, International Programs Office

April Shuck & Jacob Milleson - Financial & Administration Assistant

13 November 2020
April and Jake have managed and distributed Alumni Awards for Excellence and Student Alumni Relations "Hugs from Home" packages to our students all while doing their regular work to keep the Alumni Relations Office operating smoothly and providing awesome customer service. Many of our work and events have shifted to virtual, which has meant relying on April & Jake to help execute the wrap up and execute the delivery, which they have done wonderfully! - Marie Duncan - Alumni Relations

Jennifer Burdin - Operations Admin - University of Idaho Boise

12 November 2020
We have had a big change over of leadership and retirements. Upon the retirement of our Facilities & Operations Manager, Jenny took on all the duties related to facilities and operations. Jenny has taken on the duties, some of which there was no hand off, to keep the service levels high.

Jenny was a key facilitator to the build out of the expansion of the Law program at the Water Center. She was the point person in purchasing furniture, coordinating moves with Law, creating Vandal Cards for building access for approximately 150 staff, faculty and students, and a host of other duties outside her normal role.

Upon the loss of another employee, she has taken on our International Students DSO role.

Jenny is a core member of our team in Boise and should be acknowledged for her sacrifice, and customer service focus that make U of I Boise the successful place that it is. - Teresa Amos - IT Manager, U of I Boise

Jana Joyce - Math Program Manager

12 November 2020
Jana has helped in so many ways this fiscal year! Biology lost their financial person, and she was willing to step-up and help the unit out until someone could be hired. She did this without complaint. She is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done not only on campus, or within one College, her willingness has impacted the Moscow community as well. She has made difficult projects easier for everyone, while adhering to her own daily tasks. She has an amazing heart, is a great colleague, and friend! - Renee Jensen-Hasfurther - Admin. Financial Specialist

Mark Brooker and Aaron Rice - Electricians

11 November 2020
We had several issues at the nursery a couple weeks ago. There was no power to the electrical outlets in one of our greenhouses and we needed two additional electrical boxes installed with conduit lines to two new 20 amp breakers in the seedling quality lab for a research experiment. I talked with Mark Brooker about sending an electrician out to the nursery. The next day Aaron arrived and I showed him what was needed in the greenhouse and the seedling quality lab. Aaron was super positive and said he could have both jobs finished in a couple days. The next day Aaron was working on the power issue in the greenhouse and started work in the lab. He finished restoring power to the greenhouse and said the electrical work in the lab would be completed on Tuesday. Tuesday arrived and Aaron finished installing the electrical boxes.

I wanted to write and let you know how helpful and supportive both Mark and Aaron were in helping out the UI Pitkin Forest Nursery with our electrical issues. The electrical work in the greenhouse and the seedling quality lab was excellent. The Nursery Director was pleased to have the work completed in such a timely manner. - Don Regan - Manager, Franklin H. Pitkin Nursery

John Grimes - Engineering

11 November 2020
John needed to quickly learn all there is to know about our TechHelp grant in order to help me complete the proposal process. He was extremely thorough, paying close attention to all the numbers, all the rules, etc. He has been so kind and patient as we've walked through the many complicated pieces together. I'm grateful for his help and attention to detail. Way to go John!! You helped me tremendously! - Denise Engebrecht - Program Manager, Engineering, Boise

Mareesa Wimbish - Technical Records Specialist II

3 November 2020
In just under 2 months we went from an office staff of 10 to 6. It has been a challenging time in the Student Accounts office and Mareesa has helped the team in numerous ways. She has given up her lunches and stayed after work to help with any tasks needing completed. As of August 28th Mareesa, was the only cashier until October 26th. She has helped with training a new hire that we had over the summer and is currently training our new cashier. She has been willing to take on any task that we give her. We have combined portions of three different jobs on top of her regular duties, and she has never acted as if anything has changed. She comes to work and gets the job done, with exceptional attitude and customer service. It is truly amazing the quality of work that she has put out with the quantity that has been put on her. We could not have made it through the last 4 months without her. Thank you Mareesa! - Michelle Beagley - Asst. Manager, Student Accounts/Cashiers

Michael Bishop - English

30 October 2020
Mike engages with students in such a caring and compassionate way. He shows concern by submitting Care Reports and by following up with each student with a heartfelt email or outreach. Mike is empathetic and sensitive to the students and lets them know they are not alone. I so appreciate him and his contribution to our Vandal Family. He is a perfect example of Vandals taking care of Vandals! - Andrea Ingram - Case Manager, Dean of Students Office

Sumit Shahi - Technology Solutions Partner 1

20 October 2020
Always ready to assist with a friendly smile. Very knowledgeable. Sumit helped me set up my DUO multiple times. He has also helped me in the past with my laptop and software issues via remote sessions. - Victora Bangudu - TRIO Outreach Coordinator

Kacey Parks - Academic Advisor

15 October 2020
Kacey has done a great job at reaching out and following up with me, and I'm sure others, to make sure each student gets assigned the appropriate advisor. She is always friendly and expedient in her responses. It makes a big difference for students to have someone making sure they get assigned an advisor, and it is something that without Kacey, I know would go unnoticed and many students wouldn't be getting the appropriate advising they need. - Omni Francetich - Administrative and Financial Specialist, CLASS

Ryan Watson - Campus Events & Production Manager

15 October 2020
Ryan Watson and his Admin Operations team did an incredible job planning and executing the facilities logistics for our Fall Career Fair on October 7th. Ryan was very responsive to numerous conversations leading up to the event in order to accommodate necessary changes to the fair due to COVID health and safety protocols. He did an outstanding job meeting our needs while valuing the health and safety of fair participants. Event set-up, day-of support, and take-down were accomplished with great efficiency despite operating with a fraction of his usual crew size. We hosted 42 organizations and had 500 students attend. The fair was one of the only face-to-face career fairs in the region, and it was successful because of the exceptional customer service and attention to detail of Ryan and his team. They all have our heartfelt thanks and appreciation. - Jamie Garlinghouse - Manager of Employer Relations & Events, Career Services

Monette Glenn - Program Assistant - Eat Smart Idaho District 2

15 October 2020
Monette goes above and beyond to help every employee at Eat Smart Idaho. She is the most kind and caring individual. She juggles not only her own responsibilities, but when someone is in need of help with on of their projects (even if it's just printing or cutting something) she is always jumping in to help. She is the backbone to Eat Smart Idaho - District 2 - Heather Whitehead - Community Nutrition Advisor - Eat Smart Idaho

Eric Labombarda - IT Analyst

5 October 2020
Since the start of COVID-19 Eric has been supporting our end user community in Boise while doing all the on site preparations and coordination for the expansion of the Law Program into the Idaho Water Center. This was all done to have additional learning and teaching spaces for the large number of students we transferred from Concordia Law upon their close. - Teresa Amos - IT Manager, U of I Boise

Thad Gilkey - Electric Shop Lead

28 September 2020
My Hardscape department was paving a project at the corner of Sweet and Blake. Due to a couple of recent resignations we were extremely short handed. Raking and shoveling hot asphalt is extremely physically demanding. Thad stopped by to check on an electrical box that was installed in that area to be paved. When Thad arrived, he grabbed an extra shovel and without asking started leveling the asphalt with the rest of the crew. No questions asked, he just jumped right in. He stayed until it was complete. His help was much appreciate by me and my team. Thanks Thad! - Lewis Paul - Facilities Management - Hardscape/Mechanical Shops Supervisor

Sean Sullivan - Technology Solutions Partner 3

22 September 2020
Sean has a very good rapport with customers, employees and visitors and can smooth the waters with even the most frustrated person. Sean has a can do attitude which helps put people at ease as he works on your issue. Sean's experience and knowledge of campus and of his services helps get answers quickly and efficiently for the customer and those using his departments services. Sean really is a great asset when it comes to the University of Idaho and it is a true joy to work with him. If it was up to me I would be happy to give him a 50% pay increase and a three week paid vacation to anywhere in the world that he wants to go, he deserves it! - Charles Hatfield - Facilities

Payroll Services

10 September 2020
This week is National Payroll Week (September 7-11th). Our office wants to thank our Payroll team for all of their constant hard work, patience and dedication to the University and our family. Their team currently consists of 3 people who make sure that all UI employees (over 5,000 people) get paid correctly and on time. You all are incredible and your hard work never goes unnoticed. Thank you! - Human Resources

Kris Baird-Anderson - Graduation Specialist

2 September 2020
I would like to say "Thank you," to Kris Baird-Anderson. She is literally doing the work of 3 people and still manages to respond to each of my requests and inquiries in a timely manner. She is a dedicated employee who really knows how to put students first. The College of Graduate Studies appreciates her dedication to making the "graduation experience" a positive one for students at the U of I. I don't know what we would do with out her. - Lana Unger - Manager of Graduate Student Services, College of Graduate Studies

Jessica Fleener - Team Cleaning Lead

27 August 2020
We have been unable to purchase anymore OEM refill containers for our automatic sanitizer dispensers within the SRC for months.

Jessica took it upon herself to see if it was possible to refill our old empty containers with a gel sanitizer product which is readily available. It took a couple weeks and multiple tries, but she finally figured out how to dismantle the container, clean it, refill it with the new product and make it work in our auto dispensing units. We've been doing a test run and as of now, the dispensers are all working great.

Her can-do attitude and determination are a model for others to follow. Without her ingenuity, our patrons would be forced to use pump bottles which is less than ideal to say the least. - Helen Brown - Clinical Associate Professor

Brandon Gardner - Technology Solutions Partner 2

26 August 2020
Brandon has offered such excellent, friendly and professional technology support enabling faculty to quickly gain skills needed for the new hyper-flex teaching mode. I appreciate his skills and his kind, patient, and caring manner. Thank you, Brandon. - Helen Brown - Clinical Associate Professor

CETL

26 August 2020
CETL has worked so hard over the summer to prepare faculty for teaching this semester. Their posted materials and webinars have been incredibly useful as we try to find ways to teach in a very difficult environment. I've emailed them many times, and they always are quick with a thorough, helpful response. - Ashley Kerr - Assistant Professor of Spanish, MLC

Julia McIlroy - Director, Purchasing Services

18 August 2020
Julia McIlroy and her purchasing team have worked tirelessly this summer to provide PPE for the Moscow campus faculty/staff and students. We so appreciate your efforts and thank you for helping us all stay Vandal Safe. - Twila Brown - Assistant to the Dean

Sumit Shahi - Technology Solution Partner

12 August 2020
Sumit just helped answer a bunch of computer usage questions I had, getting me up to speed on syncing with onedrive, sharepoint, and how to make sure I have all the software updates, which has become super critical in the Covid online work environment. Sumit is always super cheerful, friendly, and competent. In general the EHHS support TS team has always been positive and competent in helping our STEM Access TRIO project. - Sonja Kirsten LaPaglia - Directors, TRIO-INSPIRE

Kathy Duke - Assistant to the Dean - Engineering

27 July 2020
Even though Kathy got a new position at U of I, she still was willing and happy to help with questions pertaining to her previous position. I really appreciate her help, she is awesome! - Mikyla Wood - Management Assistant - COGS

Dan Noble - Employment Services Specialist

27 July 2020
Dan Noble is very patient and helpful and I really appreciate all his help while I am learning how to put EPAF's on the system. I really appreciate his expertise and the fact that he is quick to answer any questions I have while learning. - Mikyla Wood - Management Assistant - COGS

Elise Kokenge - Administrative Specialist, Natural Resources and Society

5 July 2020
Elise always has a positive attitude, no matter what else is happening at the university. When I get in touch with her about an issue and she doesn't know the answer, she is quick to find out and get back to me. She displays empathy for other people's circumstances and places a high priority on accuracy and thoroughness, which shows clearly in the quality of her work. I always smile when my phone rings and it's Elise on the other end of the line. - Amy Kingston - Academic Publications Editor, Registrar's Office

Campus Locations

Physical Address:
Bruce M. Pitman Center
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264
info@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-6111

Fax: 208-885-9119

Directions

Physical Address:
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702
boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Directions

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Directions

Physical Address:
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
ui-if@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/idaho-falls

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Directions