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Spark Awards

The Spark Award is presented in recognition of outstanding performance by an Igniter during the Ignite Campaign. Igniters bring the campaign directly interact with members of their units to answer questions and provide assistance to their colleagues, and in doing so, they bring meaning to the message and make participation in Ignite a simple thing to do.  This award recognizes the successful efforts of Igniters who have stepped up in service of the Ignite Campaign, FIU, and their units.

  • FY18 Spark Award Winners

    BBC:

    Julissa Castellanos, Office of the Vice Provost

    Mohammed Qureshi, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Penny Butler, Division of Information Technology

    Sanjay Dhawan, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    MMC:

    Ana Ortega, Division of External Relations

    Andrew Nelson, The Wolfsonian

    Angela Delgado, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

    Cristina Saez-Aguirre, Office of Research & Economic Development

    Henry K. Cheng, Enrollment Services

    Jaclyn Coello, FIU Online

    Jessica Castro, Business and Finance

    Martha Castiello, Division of Information Technology

    Martha G. Gonzalez, Facilities Management

    Mercedes Rodriguez, University Graduate School

    Tim D. Birrittella, College of Business

    Veronica Appleby, Office of the Controller

    William G. Hardin, College of Business

    Yanyn San Luis, College of Business

     

  • FY17 Spark Award Winners

    BBC:

    Kristin Bird – College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

    Mohammad Qureshi – Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Penny F. Butler – Division of Information Technology

    Sanjay Dhwan – Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    MMC:

    Daniel Diaz – External Relations

    Joseph Riquelme – FIU Online

    Martha Castillo – Division of Information Technology

    Mercedes Rodrigues – Office of Research & Economic Development

    Tricia Galiano – Office of the Controller

    Trudy Fernandez – Human Resources

    Vanessa Vazquez – Student Affairs

  • FY16 Spark Award Winners

    BBC

    Kristin Bird - College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

    Penny Butler - Information Technology

    Sanjay Dhawan - School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    Mohammad Qureshi - School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

    MMC

    Martha G. Castiello - Information Technology

    Daniel Diaz - External Relations

    Trudy Fernandez - Human Resources

    Joseph Riquelme - FIU Online

    Mercedes Rodriquez - Office of Research & Economic Development

    Vanessa Vazquez - Graham Center

  • FY15 Spark Award Winners

    BBC:

    Penny Butler - Division of Information Technology

    Julissa Castellanos - Office of the Provost

    MMC:

    Matilde Gramling - Student Affairs

    Bobby Staub - Athletics