The Research Administration Improvement Network

2012 TRAIN Awards

The 4th Anniversary of THE RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION IMPROVEMENT NETWORK was celebrated as part of ResearchOne events during an Awards Luncheon on December 5, 2012. Opening remarks were presented by Dr. Dwayne Smith, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Dr. Paul Sanberg, Vice President for Research & Innovation. TRAIN® Accomplishments and Announcements were presented by Pearl Bigfeather, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. TRAIN® Awards were presented by TRAIN® Facilitators, Elizabeth Foster, Robin L. Jones and Brenda Simmons.

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:


2012 TRAIN® Award Recipients

Karen Mann
Unit Research Administrator
Mental Health Law & Policy
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Marsha Pesch
Sr. Unit Research Administrator
Engineering Research
College of Engineering


2012 TRAIN® Award Nominees

Rozelia Kennedy
Sponsored Research Administrator
Division of Sponsored Research
Research & Innovation

Glenda Kilpatrick
Associate Director
Division of Administration & Communication
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

Victoria Mothershed
Unit Research Administrator
Chemistry
College of Arts & Sciences

Marsha Pesch
Sr. Unit Research Administrator
Engineering Research
College of Engineering

Elida Porro
Assistant Director
Mental Health Law & Policy
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

2012 TRAIN® Exceptional Support and Commitment

Beth Dhondt
Assistant Controller
University Controller's Office

Hal Dunn
Webmaster
Research & Innovation

Robert J. Fortune
User Applications Specialist
Division of Sponsored Research
Research & Innovation

Michael Melanson
Unit Research Administrator
David C. Anchin Center
College of Education

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

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

2012 Recipients of the USF TRAIN® Certificate in Research Administration

Obtaining a TCRA reflects a significant commitment to learning best practices and standardized business processes in research administration at USF.

Marsha Pesch – College of Engineering
Michael Melanson – College of Education
Sarah Martin – College of Arts & Sciences