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McClanahan receives spring 2016 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut

MARTIN, Tenn. – Brittany McClanahan, of Martin, received the spring 2016 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin during an awards ceremony April 24.

The award is named for the late Beth Maloan, longtime UT Martin director of budgeting and payroll, who was a strong advocate of student employment. It recognizes exemplary work ethic and commitment to the university.

McClanahan has served as a student worker in the Department of Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources for the past two years, working primarily in the Graves Stables located in the university’s Agriculture, Geosciences and Natural Resources Teaching Complex. She is responsible for feeding and caring for the university horses used by the equestrian team and the livestock laboratory classes. She also helps instruct animal science students who work in the stables during feeding times as part of class requirements.

Meghan Cunningham, equestrian coach, nominated McClanahan for this award based on her dedication not only in normal working situations, but also in those that require extraordinary effort.

“During the spring of 2015 when we had terrible weather conditions and the university was closed for extended periods of time, Brittany never missed a day. There were times when, because of road conditions, the regular staff was unable to get to the farm, but Brittany filled in as needed,” Cunningham explained on the nomination form. “She took the initiative and extra time to haul water to our animals when pipes were frozen during extreme temperatures without being told to do so. Brittany puts the animals on our farm first and is very conscious about her quality of work. She treats the university animals as if they were her own and provides care and oversight beyond anyone’s expectations.”

McClanahan is a senior studying veterinary health technology. She plans to graduate in May 2017.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.

PHOTO IDs: (l-r) Brittany McClanahan, of Martin, with Beth Maloan family members Jennifer, Colin, and Kate Stroh, and Mike Maloan.

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