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
July 2018 — Caitlyn Thomas
Caitlyn Thomas is one of the hardest working assistant coaches in the nation, but many people on Marietta College's campus see the hard work she puts in during the summer working as a part of the Physical Plant team. Her dedication and tireless efforts are why Caitlyn is the recipient of the July 2018.
An assistant coach for men's and women's cross country and track & field, Thomas is helping rebuild the Marietta program into one of the best in the Ohio Athletic Conference. She joined Marietta College in 2016 and continues to be a valued part of athletics and the physical plant.
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.