UT Institute of Agriculture Presents Top Faculty and Staff Awards for 2023
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized some of its top faculty, staff, researchers and Extension experts at UTIA’s annual awards and promotions luncheon on the UTIA campus in Knoxville on August 15, 2023. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.
UT Institute of Agriculture Senior Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice President Keith Carver hosted the award winners and celebrated their work. “I’m excited to celebrate the amazing work of our UTIA faculty and staff,” says Carver. “These awards are well-deserved and represent our employees’ steadfast dedication to their work, the Institute and the people of Tennessee. The impact of their accomplishments and passion will be felt for generations to come.”
Dawn Seigel, administrative coordinator with UT Extension, is the recipient of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award. Established by the late E.J. Chapman, who served the university in a wide range of capacities from agronomist to assistant vice president for agriculture, this award recognizes a member of the supporting staff of the teaching, research, or Extension divisions.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be chosen for such a prestigious award. I know there were many nominations that I am certain were very well deserving,” says Seigel.
Seigel is in her 32nd year with UT. During that time, she has enjoyed attending many UTIA events, including the Milan No-Till Field Days and many trips to Lone Oaks Farm. Those trips have allowed her to meet with a variety of people across the state and see Extension’s impact in real time.
Among her many impacts at UTIA, Seigel was the recipient of the Extension Non-exempt Professionals Award of Excellence in 2017.
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