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Meet the Sponsored Programs Staff

MELINDA BRAKENBERRY

EXEC DIR/RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-7719

AMY COURTER

EXEC SECRETARY

Research and Graduate Studies

(989)774-3094

DEBORAH CLARK

RESEARCH OFFICER

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-1903

LENORA CALKINS

RESEARCH OFFICER

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-3859

MARIE NATZEL

RESEARCH OFFICER

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-7716

SHUNA STEVENS

RESEARCH OFFICER

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-2934

SARAH HALL

MGR/POST AWARD SPONSORED PROJECTS

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-2729

ANNE KEA

COORD/POST AWARD SPONSORED PROJECTS

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-1226

SABRINA LEPPERT

COORD/FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-2459

KATIE BOWEN-STYKA

ADMIN SECRETARY

Sponsored Programs

(989)774-6777

Staff Excellence Awards

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies excels in service, and in recent years four of our staff members have received CMU Staff Excellence Awards. This honor is given to employees who demonstrate a commitment to the university's Service Excellence Values: Care, Knowledge, Availability, and Follow Through.

Sarah Caszatt Hall was awarded a CMU Staff Excellence Award in 2018. Sarah is the Coordinator for Post-Award Sponsored Projects for the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. She has been recognized for her work ethic, professionalism, dedication, and ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently. 
Deborah Clark, who was also honored in 2015, is a Research Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Deborah's abilities as a grant writer and coordinator of major proposal projects have earned praise from CMU faculty for many years.
Lenora Calkins was chosen to receive a 2014 Staff Excellence Award. She is a Research Officer in the Office of Sponsored Programs. Faculty members nominated Lenora for her hard work, her collegiality, and her commitment to excellence.