A warm welcome to three new staff: Kelly Campbell, Awura Ampene, and James Beaumont, and congratulations to Jackie Glebe on her promotion.

Campbell was promoted to human resource generalist for the Departments of EEB and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in January 2013. She began as an administrative assistant for MCDB in late 2005 and became a human resources assistant in June 2007. Campbell earned the certification of Professional in Human Resources in 2011.

Ampene was hired in April 2013 as a human resources assistant. She worked for the human resource office of the University of Colorado Boulder for over four years where she was responsible for personnel file maintenance, employment verification, I-9 processing, payroll, timekeeping, and event planning. She was also a temporary employee in the U-M Office for the Vice President of Research for six months doing clerical work.

“I am looking forward to sharing my experiences in the HR field and also learning more to improve on my working abilities,” Ampene said. Outside of work, she loves to travel and bike ride with her children.

Beaumont is the new biology purchasing clerk. Beaumont was a purchasing coordinator for Harvard University Systems Biology where he worked on a team that installed several new research areas in the Systems Biology Department including Drosophila, Zebrafish, Confocal Microscopy, Flow Cytometry, and a Microfluidics Cleanroom. He has also worked as a purchasing specialist for the biology department at UCLA.  

“I look forward to helping all members of the department with their research in any way possible,” said Beaumont. In his free time, he enjoys long distance biking, especially in state and national parks. He also interested in technology and Seinfeld reruns.

Glebe was recently promoted from buyer assistant to full-time purchasing clerk in March 2013. She began her position as assistant buyer in August 2005. She is enthused to assist the MCDB and EEB departments with their ordering needs.  

Glebe is a Jazzercise instructor and franchise owner who enjoys dancing and helping others achieve their fitness goals.