The Research Administration Improvement Network

2011 TRAIN Awards

The 3rd Anniversary of THE RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION IMPROVEMENT NETWORK was celebrated as part of ResearchOne events during an Awards Luncheon on October 5, 2011. Welcoming remarks were presented by Judy Genshaft, President and Pearl Bigfeather, Associate Vice President, Sponsored Research & Finance, Office of Research & Innovation. Opening remarks were presented by Paul Sanberg, Sr. Associate Vice President, Office of Research & Innovation. TRAIN® Accomplishments and Announcements were presented by Pearl Bigfeather. Special guest speakers included Linda Peterson, Controller, University Controller's Office, Rebecca Puig, Director, Division of Sponsored Research and Jennifer Condon, Deputy Controller, University Controller's Office. TRAIN® Awards were presented by TRAIN® Facilitators, Robin L. Jones, Brenda Simmons and Elizabeth Foster.

Award Nomination Selection Criteria

Nominations were open to all that contributed directly or indirectly to the research enterprise. Nominations had to be submitted by someone with first-hand experience of an individual's outstanding contributions to TRAIN® and no self-nominations were allowed.

The TRAIN® Awards Committee evaluated the candidates based on:


2011 TRAIN® Award Recipients

Denise Burgan
Unit Research Administrator
Office of Research & Scholarship

Laura Pape
Grant Financial Administrator
Research Financial Management
University Controller's Office

Grace Suchu Wang
Unit Research Administrator
David C. Anchin Center

2011 TRAIN® Award Nominees

Beth Dhondt
Assistant Controller
Research Financial Management
University Controller's Office

Pat Geisler
Learning & Development Facilitator
Organizational Development

Michael Melanson
Unit Research Administrator
David C. Anchin Center

Tammy A. Myers
Assistant Director
Pediatrics

Janet Reyes
Unit Research Administrator
Child & Family Studies
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

Desiree R. Woroner
Assistant Director
College of Marine Science

2011 TRAIN® Exceptional Support and Commitment

Gregory R. Baker
Senior ERP Analyst
University Controller's Office

Lynn Clingan
Budget Analyst
Office of Research & Innovation

David J. Doyle
Staff Accountant
Research Financial Management
University Controller's Office

Caroline Fultz-Carver
Associate Compliance Officer
University Audit & Compliance

Debbie Hankey
Payroll Manager
Payroll
Division of Human Resources

Carol M. Sands
Accounting Specialist
Payroll
Division of Human Resources

Barbara Rosenke-Sweeney
Director
Business Systems Reengineering