Get cozy and read about a UITS love story, a cancer survivor, a December graduate, staff anniversaries, and more

WARM AND FUZZY. When he's not bedeviling his furry housemates, Milo enjoys a snooze.

In December, Noma Maier, business analyst and IU eTexts consultant, earned a certificate in Sustainable Technology from the IUPUI School of Engineering & Technology. While there was no cap and gown involved (no winter graduation ceremony, COVID, etc.), Noma is still riding high on her achievement, saying, “I’m so excited—I’m finally an official IU grad!”

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, another match made at IU! Andy Quick, device management system engineer for Student Technology Computing, and Rachel O’Connor, developer for Digital Campus Design & Infrastructure, made it official. They tied the knot on January 25—congrats to the happy couple!

Congratulations! Andy and Rachel are all smiles on their wedding day. 

Also on the nuptials front, Kimberly Munroe, Networks project manager in the IT Communications Office, and beau Tom Cappaert made it official on January 12th (aka Kim’s 50th birthday). It was a lovely little ceremony at home, which the bride deemed “pandemic perfect.” The couple plans to celebrate with family and friends on a larger scale when it’s safe to travel and gather.

Love is all around us. Congrats to Kim Munroe, who married her love Tom Cappaert on her 50th birthday. 

Lynne Crohn, associate IT director and senior systems administrator in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, was diagnosed with stage 2 oral cancer in December. Lynne underwent a surgical procedure that successfully removed the cancer last month and is recovering well. Now she’s planning to run in the Relay for Life, an event that raises money to support cancer research and patient care programs across the U.S. If you’d like to help Lynne reach her goal, visit her fundraising page.

Ceci Jones, IT Communicatons Office, added a new family member recently. Bloomington store T&T Pet Food & Supplies is now fostering adoptable felines, and she scooped up a little guy named Milo. “We are all in love with him, and he has a variety of nicknames: My-my, Mikey, Miloš, Milo the Marauder,” Jones said. “He’s got such a big personality! We are so happy that T&T was able to make this love connection!”

On Wednesdays we wear pink. Here's Milo sporting a teddy bear sweater for about 1.4 seconds.

Amanda Chambliss and Alan Mauro, who both work in the IT Communications Office, also welcomed a new addition to their household. The couple adopted a cat, Beau, from the Brown County Humane Society.

From barn to lap. Former Brown County barn cat Beau now lives in the lap of cat luxury with his new servants.

In big transition news, after 18 years at UITS, Jesse Oakes is stepping into the role of Director of Education Technology Services at the IU Bloomington School of Education.

January and February staff anniversaries

40 years
Laura Klein

35 years
Tammy Pardue

30 years
Kenneth Elliott
25 years
Christine Conklin
Jeffrey Gronek
Montserrat Guilla
20 years
Jason Abels
Wenan Liu
Lee Staton
Jennifer Oakes
Michael Robbins
15 years
Weixia Huang
Roger Robertson
William Fields
Jerry Hicks
Jae Ho Kim
Andrew Ragusa
Matthew Standish
10 years
Sally Jamerson
Matthew Leslie
Brooks Etienne
Henry Gabriel
Stephen Normal Jr.
Von Welch
Matthew Younger
5 years
Kelly Scholl
Winona Snapp-Childs
Alaa Fadag
Daniel Janicki
Kunalan Ratharanjan
Esen Tuna