Shout-Outs, January 18, 2023



See shout-outs and kudos to those who have been going above and beyond.

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FP&M Staff that cleared snow

Kudos to all of the FP&M Staff that worked outdoors in the freezing temperatures to clear snow. We appreciate you!

– Rebecca Rohde

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Jeff Selinske and Steve Nampel


Shout-Out to Jeff Selinske and Steve Nampel. Jeff and Steve reinsulated and jacketed 200′ of chilled water piping at Sterling Hall.

Installing pipe insulation correctly can lead to greater operating efficiencies – which, in turn, can lead to reduced operating costs.

Enjoy the before and after pictures.

Nate Kosharek

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Select Agent AROs

Shout-Out to Erin Plisch and Don Busalacchi for an amazing job navigating the federal renewal inspection process. I appreciate all your efforts to make the whole process run smoothly from pre-inspection to final closeout.

– Christina Pier

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OBS Managers

Shout out to the Office of Biological Safety managers Stephanie Kutz, Carrie Ensrud, Christina Pier, and Tony McGrath for their excellent leadership, dedication to safety, and exceptional customer service.

It has been a pleasure watching them work as a team to support the campus, each other, and their team members. I am excited to see what we can accomplish together in 2023!

– Andrea Ladd

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Ji Young Yeo

THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUICK RESOLUTION TO AN ISSUE A CUSTOMER WAS HAVING. The customer was very appreciative of your efforts.

John Anderson

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Lynn Sadler

Thank you Lynn Sadler for helping me change lights and help with trash. It is very much appreciated

-Marc Griffin

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Customer Service, DDC, Maintenance Mechanic, and Steamfitter Shop staff

A HUGE THANK YOU to Customer Service, DDC, Maintenance Mechanic, and Steamfitter Shop staff for managing over 150 low limit alarms that occurred between Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26.

This team entered work orders, diagnosed issues, reset units, revisited units that alarmed again, and again, and worked together as a team to ensure there was coverage and that these buildings were running through the long weekend. Staff covered their assigned areas and were willing to go above and beyond their typical job duties and work hours to ensure all buildings were running. Thank you all for your efforts, dedication, and flexibility!

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Sandy Hamer

Thank you for the immediate attention given to a customer who needed your help — THEY AND THEIR DEPARTMENT (AND THEIR GUESTS) appreciate your efforts.

John Anderson

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Bill Minser

Shout-Out to Bill Minser…Thank you for your hard work and persistence in implementing the Lease Module. We would not have been able to make this happen without you being part of this project.

Jodi Roberts

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Tony Ring

Shout-Out to Tony Ring for creating our reports and then modifying them multiple times. Your efforts have made our jobs easier. We could not have done this without you. Thank you from Dawn, Lisa, and Jodi.

Jodi Roberts

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Ankit Rajbhandari

ANKIT RAJBHANDARI SAVED THE DAY AGAIN!! His quick reactions and hard-working attitude saved the day for a customer/department. sometimes we do not see the outcomes of our actions, but what we do does impact real situations, and because of Ankit, we (FP&M AND TRANS SERVICES) SHINED today AND MADE THE CAMPUS A LITTLE BETTER.
-John Anderson

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Monte Haufle, Edward Corcoran, Physical Plant Tradespeople/Project Delivery/Facilities Management/O&M, EH&S Radiation Safety

I want to express my sincere gratitude to the team who stepped up to accomplish a remarkable feat in such a compressed timeline with no advanced notice. We were approached by GE to see if we could get a one-of-a-kind CT scanner installed at UW to obtain images in advance of a major international conference. I was skeptical that this was achievable…I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the support we received from all the tradespeople at UW. The success of this project would not have been possible without their outstanding efforts.

Monte was the manager of this project. I dealt mostly with him during this process. Here is an excerpt from an email that I sent him at one point during the project:

“Monte: You have been so helpful with all of this. I really appreciate how effective you have been throughout this whole process. And, I do understand what a huge, unexpected, thorn in your side this has been. So, thank you for rising to the occasion and exceeding our expectations. I really appreciate all that you are doing. I can honestly say that we would be nowhere near where we are with this project without your outstanding initiative and leadership. And, to know that you are managing this so well in light of the fact that you also are managing other major projects including the WIMR MRI project and the Waisman MRI project (and whatever else you have going on) is truly remarkable.”

-Chair Dr. Tom Grist, Department of Radiology, and Professor Frank R. Korosec, Ph.D., Department of Radiology

An additional thank-you to the Radiation Safety staff at EH&S, who performed standard duties for a new CT — by registering the unit with and submitting shielding plans for approval from Wisconsin DHS Radiation Protection, by performing the required post-installation shielding verification survey, and by reviewing and approving the IRB study allowing the machine to be used on humans for research purposes.

Learn more in the press release: UW–Madison To Perform the First U.S. Evaluation of GE Healthcare’s Photon Counting CT Technology with Deep Silicon Detectors.

Photos provided by Timothy P. Szczykutowicz, Associate Professor, Radiology, Medical Physics and BME


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