LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE LEADERSHIP
LOCAL STUDENTS RECEIVE LEADERSHIP AWARDS FROM UT MARTIN — Daryl Adams, of Olive Branch, Miss., and Lacie Glover, of Martin, accept Paul and Martha Meek Awards presented at the recent commencement exercises at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Steve Vantrease, right, interim vice chancellor for student affairs, presented the awards, which are the only awards presented during commencement. The Meek Award is a cash award given to graduating seniors who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership while at UT Martin. The award is made possible by the children of Paul and Martha Meek. Both recipients distinguished themselves as leaders in the ways they have served their student colleagues, the university and the community. Adams has served as a residence hall resident assistant for three years and was named RA of the Year. He has assisted international students in adapting and adjusting to life in the United States, and because of his developing expertise in finance, helped students manage their finances. He received the William H. Baker Leadership Award from the College of Business and Public Affairs, is involved in campus events, activities and diverse organizations. Glover, who was employed in the Office of Employment Information Services and also Sodexho Catering Services, has assisted her peers in seeking employment while in school and has been active in campus events, activities and organizations. She attained supervisory positions because of her work ethic and leadership qualities.