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Academy Awards

The IG Academy's William Barton Award is named for the Honorable William R. Barton, former Inspector General of the General Services Administration, who was instrumental in founding the Academy. Now an established tradition, the Award is given by the IG Academy to the student in the IG Investigator Training Program (IGITP) who best demonstrates the personal attributes that exemplify the ideals of the Inspector General community and the Academy, such as integrity, professionalism, and leadership. The recipient is chosen by the IG Academy staff and facilitators. The IG Academy also awards an Academic Honor Certificate to the student in IGITP who achieves the highest academic score.

Former GSA IG William R. Barton


 Former GSA IG William R. Barton


The Academy Award Winners in 2011 are:

William Barton Award ~
SA Doris Plaza, Department of Education OIG, IG-ITP-102
SA Ethan A. Pickett, Department of Transportation OIG, IG-ITP-101

Academic Honor Certificate ~
SA Mathew Broadhurst, Department of Labor OIG, IG-ITP-102
SA Jason Grussendorf, Department of Veterans Affairs OIG, IG-ITP-101

The Academy Award Winners in 2010 were:

William Barton Award ~
SA Ryan T. Geach, Dept. of Energy OIG, IG-ITP-001
SA Charmeka Parker, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture OIG, IG-ITP-002
SA Bret D. Mastronardi, Office of Personnel Management OIG, IG-ITP-004

Academic Honor Certificate ~
SA Jason Grussendorf, Department of Veterans Affairs OIG, IT-ITP-101
SA Perri Borowiecki, Dept. of Interior OIG, IG-ITP-001
SA Kristopher Trisch, Special IG Troubled Asset Relief Program, IG-ITP-002
SA Kimberly Kudym, Amtrak OIG, IG-ITP-004

The Academy Award Winners in 2009 were:

William Barton Award ~
SA James C. Dowd, GSA OIG, IG_ITP-901
SA Mona L. Sterlacci, Dept. of Transportation OIG, IG_ITP-903
SA Gregory A. Weglowski, Health and Human Services OIG, IG-ITP 904

Academic Honor Certificate ~
SA Ellen D. Duffy, Education OIG, IG_ITP-901
SA Scott T. Bauer, Dept. of Interior OIG, IG_ITP-903
SA Andrea Todt, Education OIG, IG-ITP 904

DHS OIG SA Timothy Morris Receives Life Saving Award

At the FLETC/Glynco cafeteria during the lunch hour on 3/17/09, SA J. Laureano, Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General (OIG), San Juan, began to choke. According to several witnesses, he was unable to breathe for approximately 45 seconds, turned red and appeared to become nearly unconscious. SA Timothy Morris, Department of Homeland Security OIG, Chicago, observed SA Laureano in distress and applied the Heimlich maneuver, which caused the obstruction to dislodge. The actions of SA Morris were heroic and life saving. SA Laureano was checked out by the health unit and returned to class.

SAs Morris and Laureano, as well as several of the witnesses to the incident were enrolled in Inspector General Transitional Training Program 901. The Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy staff commended the swift and effective response of SA Morris with an unprecedented IG Academy Life Saving award at IG-TTP 901 graduation on 3/19/09.

The Academy Award Winners in 2008 were:

William Barton Award ~
SA Eric Saracino, Nuclear Regulatory Commission OIG, IG_ITP-802
SA Teresa Price, Social Security Administration OIG, IG_ITP-801

Academic Honor Certificate ~
SA Haley Hawkins, NASA OIG, IG_ITP-802
SA John R. Hast, Dept. of Interior OIG, IG_ITP-801

The Academy Award winners in 2007 were:

William Barton Award ~
SA Dewey Powell, Health & Human Services (HHS) OIG, IGITP 702
SA Patrick Smith, Housing & Urban Development OIG, IGITP 703
SA Bruce Quintero, Dept. of Transportation OIG, IGITP 704
SA Steve J. Rinaldi , HHS OIG, IGITP 705

Academic Honor Certificate ~
SA Julie Wilson, U.S. Agency for International Development OIG, IGITP 702
SA Carrie Jackson, Dept. of Education OIG, IGITP 703
SA Rene Olivas, HHS OIG, IGITP 704
SA Lee Dahlgren , Dept. of Labor OIG, IGITP 705

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