Holderbaum receives prestigious Martin Award

Cynthia Holderbaum, administrative assistant for academic programs in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, has received the 2021 Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award.
Cynthia Holderbaum pictured with Bill Bell
Cynthia Holderbaum pictured with Bill Bell, vice president for human resources at Purdue University

Holderbaum, who has worked at the Weldon School for more than 15 years and was described as the “heart of BME,” received a medallion, a framed description of Martin’s life, and a $1,000 honorarium. Holderbaum’s nominator wrote that she “handles every question and issue with eagerness to help, maintains grace and a positive attitude when urgent matters and deadlines arise, and brings our community together in ways that far surpass her job description and demonstrate her love and care for the students, faculty and staff of the Weldon School.” 

The Eudoxia Girard Martin Memorial Staff Recognition Award was established in memory of the mother of Dr. Leslie L. Martin, Colonel Carlton J. Martin, Retired USAF, and Mr. Roland P. Martin. She was a valued member of the Engineering Administration staff. It is awarded to a staff member who demonstrates qualities of heart, mind and spirit that evince a love for and helpfulness to students, faculty and staff.