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Be a Bengal Winners Announced

April 15, 2024

As part of the recent Employee Appreciation Week celebration, ISU had the opportunity to host our annual Be A Bengal award reception to honor our 2023 nominees and award our winners for the 2023 Be a Bengal Awards.

Throughout the year, the Be A Bengal employee recognition program honors our faculty and staff who have been commended for their extraordinary efforts in exemplifying one of the four characteristics of trust, compassion, stability, and hope. 

Over the past five years, the Be a Bengal program has honored and celebrated more than 425 nominees across the 4 categories. Throughout 2023, the Be a Bengal program received 110 nominations recognizing faculty and staff for their incredible efforts. 

Please join us in celebrating our 2023 Be a Bengal Nominees and the top award recipients in each category: 


Top award recipient: Rodney Jackson, Information Technology Services (Netcom)

Runner up: Spencer Jardine, ISU Libraries



Top award recipient: Amber Tews, Idaho Museum of Natural History

Runner up: Carolin Glendenning-Bowman, Idaho Falls University Programs



Top award recipient: Lewis Burnham, Facilities Services

Runner up: David Staddon, Public Safety, Meridian



Top award recipient: Chanel Quirk, Registrar’s Office

Runner up: Amy Dressel, University Advancement


The winners in each category received a basket of ISU gear, courtesy of our program sponsor, Lookout Credit Union, and an ISU reserved parking pass for the next academic year. Our runners up received a $100 gift card, courtesy of Lookout Credit Union.

We continue to see tremendous effort and action from our faculty and staff in support of these 4 characteristics which exemplify our shared values. As we look forward to the conclusion of another successful academic year, we encourage you to reflect on your experiences with colleagues from across the university. If you have had any experiences with faculty or staff that you feel exemplify trust, compassion, stability, or hope, please continue to share them with us. 

Be A Bengal Nomination

Nominations submitted before December 31, 2024, will be considered for the monthly nominee drawing ($25 gift card winner for each category), and the 2024 annual Be A Bengal winners to be announced in spring 2025.


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