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


inSPIRE Award Recipients

Joyce Pennington receives the Marietta College Inspire Award

January 2019 — Joyce Pennington

After more than 40 years of service to Marietta College, there's not much Joyce Pennington hasn't seen or heard on campus. However, she did experience a first recently as she was named the January 2019 inSPIRE Award  winner.

The person who nominated her said, "She is continually balancing multiple projects and assisting with various requests from different faculty members in the department but at the end of the day, she always comes through  for us."

Joyce has been an administrative assistant for the same area — Mass Media and on-and-off for Communication — has befriended and impacted countless students over the decades.

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.