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Each month, the UT Human Resources Positive Recognition Committee – a group selected by the chancellor from departments all across campus – honors an employee who has demonstrated outstanding courtesy and customer service with the Send Roses Award.

Any UT employee can be nominated by colleagues or by customers. In addition to the nomination, the committee considers job performance, work behavior, initiative and relationships with associates and customers in selecting a recipient.

A Send Roses recipient is named each month and is given a framed certificate, three roses, a gift certificate for the UT Book and Supply Store and a reserved parking spot of their choice on campus for one month.

Congratulations to last semester’s Send Roses recipients!

Nancy AustinJuly – Nancy Austin
Nancy is the "rhythm and heart and melody" of the Food Science and Technology Department, according to one co-worker, and has an unfaltering "can do" attitude.




Jacki GermanAugust – Jacki German
Jacki, in Family and Consumer Sciences, is known for going above and beyond, with a smile and an encouraging word for everyone she encounters, every day.




Terry BakerSeptember – Terry Baker
Terry, who does preventive maintenance for Facilities Services, lights up the lives of those around him with his good spirits and bright smile.




Nakesha RobertsNovember – Nakesha Roberts
Nakesha works in the Advising Center for Education, Health and Human Sciences and always has a positive upbeat attitude. Those around her are drawn to her "spiritual warmth and mothering nature."




Sherry MatthewsDecember – Sherry Matthews
Sherry, who works for the vice chancellor for student affairs, is usually going in several different directions but always stops to help others with a smile and positive attitude.




If you would like to nominate someone for the Send Roses Award, visit http://bigorangerecognition.utk.edu/rose.html for more information.