Distinguished Alumni Awards
John R. Endwright Alumni Service Award
Mary Boutain - 2015
Mary Boutain completed her MPH degree in Behavioral, Social and Community Health in May 2009. As a graduate student, Mary was involved in both campus and community public health efforts. She was a member of the student organization, Master of Public Health Association, where she assisted in the development and implementation of programs for college students. Mary took advantage of practice and research opportunities in order to enrich her academic experiences and to become integrated as an advocate of public health initiatives in her community. The number and quality of her contributions to the School is staggering.
Since graduating, Ms. Boutain served as an external reviewer for MPH synthesis papers and as a Subject Matter Expert for Public Health and You, our School’s online course for Hoosier health workers. She assists the faculty with guest lectures and service learning projects and has been a preceptor for a number of graduate and undergraduate internships.
Ms. Boutain was inducted as an inaugural member into the national public health honorary Delta Omega chapter at IU. Members are inducted through a highly selective process that assesses their outstanding performance and devotion to the field.
She shows students the path from engaged scholars to employed professionals. Her successes encourage faculty; efforts at mastery in teaching are rewarded through alumni success. Staff are inspired at her willingness to share her time and talents in addition to the many requirements of her leadership position at Area 10.
She is the personification of alumni service.