UTM student earns recognition
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:00 pm
The Messenger 11.28.12
The fall Beth Maloan Outstanding University of Tennessee at Martin Student Employee Award was recently presented to Martin Sander of Dickson.
Sander is a senior agriculture major and has been employed for more than three years at the West Tennessee Agricultural Pavilion on the UT Martin main campus.
Sander is responsible for the setup and cleanup of all events at the agricultural complex, including events involving horses, livestock and other animal industries and the annual Santa’s Village event. The complex includes an indoor and outdoor arena, interior and exterior holding facilities and a stalling barn with hundreds of stalls that are often set up differently to accommodate different animal species.
“Martin is gifted in so many ways, but still maintains humility and common sense that is not seen in today’s culture,” wrote Jason Duggin, animal science instructor, who nominated Sanders. “Martin is well known to all the event attendees as the go-to person at UTM for activities held at this complex. He must make on the site decisions daily regarding both planning and individual requests regarding specific events. He often makes decisions for the safety and welfare of the attending people and their animals.”
The award, given every fall and spring semester, is a memorial for Beth Maloan, longtime UT Martin director of budgeting and payroll, who during her years of service was a strong advocate for student employment.
Mrs. Maloan had a vision that more positions would be developed on campus that would challenge students and make them significant contributors to the university’s mission. Recipients of this award exemplify a strong work ethic and commitment to the university and they receive a $1,000 cash award, an engraved plaque and a nameplate on the perpetual plaque in a place of honor in the Boling University Center.
Contributions to this scholarship award may be made through payroll deduction by employees of UT Martin or by sending a contribution to the university’s Office of Development.