Staff Awards

Quarterly staff awards

The Fairbanks School of Public Health recognizes full-time staff members whose performance demonstrates exemplary service and support of the school's mission and strategic plan. Each quarter, one Staff Award recipient will be recognized with a $500 monetary award. If the recipient agrees, the accomplishments for which the staff member is being acknowledged will be highlighted in the internal FSPH newsletter and in each break room at FSPH.

All recipients for the calendar year will be acknowledged at the end-of-year holiday celebration. The award purpose, success and procedure will be reviewed annually. 


Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Employed as a full-time staff member with FSPH for at least six months and be in good standing with their department;
  • Has not previously received a quarterly staff award in the past 12 months;
  • Demonstrated a record of positive contributions to the school throughout the current fiscal year.

Nominees will be evaluated by the Academic Leadership Team (ALT) on the following criteria:

  • Strong evidence of activities supporting service to the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Strong evidence of activities that support the FSPH strategic plan
  • Strong evidence of the staff member's excellence in their collaboration, innovation, or leadership at FSPH, the university or wider community

Previous Staff Award recipients


  • Andrea Janota, 2022, Quarter 1
  • Kelsey Harrison, 2022, Quarter 2
  • Kaley Liang, 2022, Quarter 3
  • Molly Overbey, 2022, Quarter 4


  • Adria Todd, 2021, Quarter 1
  • Mary Beth Ryan, 2021, Quarter 2
  • Jim Owens, 2021, Quarter 3
  • Amanda Briggs, 2021, Quarter 4


  • Tho Le, 2020, Quarter 1
  • Adrianne Robertson, 2020, Quarter 2
  • Angela Evertsen, 2020, Quarter 3


  • Kate Baxter, 2019, Quarter 2
  • Leah Jansen, 2019, Quarter 3
  • Ekaterina Meteer, 2019, Quarter 4