The inSPIRE award was created by the College's Staff Advisory Council to recognize a staff member who has been inspiring or who has

  • gone above and beyond the call of duty
  • helped someone on a project
  • helped a student, co-worker, or member of the public while on campus
  • demonstrated outstanding customer service




Tammy LaBarre receives the Marietta College Inspire Award

September 2017 — Tammy LaBarre

Tammy LaBarre is a dedicated employee who takes great pride in her work as a member of the College's Building Services team. She also appreciates the relationships she has developed with students and employees. 

Recently she was faced with a situation that required her to make a split-second decision that may have changed people's lives forever. Because of her dedication and quick thinking, Tammy has been named the September 2017 inSPIRE Award winner.

"You always hear that everyone can make a difference," said a person who nominated her for the honor. "Tammy is the definition of someone who made a difference when the opportunity presented itself."

All inSPIRE Award winners receive a number of prizes for the honor, including a personal parking space for one month, a free lunch at Gilman Dining Hall, a gift card from the bookstore and a certificate to display at their workspace.