Student employee honored at UT Martin
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.08.13
A senior secondary education major was honored recently for her work as a University of Tennessee at Martin student employee.
Jessica Watts of Palmyra received the 2013 Beth Maloan Outstanding UT Martin Student Employee Award at UTM’s Relay for Life event in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
The award, given each fall and spring semester, is named for the late Beth Maloan, longtime UTM director of budgeting and payroll. Mrs. Maloan, a strong advocate for student employment, envisioned establishing more positions that would challenge students and make them significant contributors to the university’s mission.
Award recipients exemplify a strong work ethic and commitment to the university. Each student receives a $1,000 cash award, an engraved plaque and a nameplate on a plaque displayed permanently in the Boling University Center.
Ms. Watts, a graduate of Montgomery Central High School near Clarksville, is a student assistant in the UT Martin Office of Education Student Services and the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. Besides office duties, she enters accreditation data for assessment purposes and is credited with developing multiple four-year planning documents for secondary education and integrated studies majors.
Ms. Watts is the 25th student to receive the award since it was first presented in fall 2001.
Contributions to the scholarship award can be made through the UT Martin Office of Development.