The DUE Epitome Award was created this year by Christina Downey, associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University College, to honor faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. There were 326 students who created submissions for the award, amounting to 489 total nominations across the three categories. The inaugural cohort of winners is composed of resident faculty member Kathy Marrs, adjunct faculty members Thompson Doman and Sydney Kadinger, and staff member Phyllis Washington.
Congratulating the winners, Downey said, "The level of student-participation we saw in the first year of the DUE Epitome Award is a testament to the dedication and commitment that IUPUI faculty and staff have to the success of our students. I am incredibly proud of the inaugural winners and their contributions to our campus community."