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Tori Seng receives spring 2017 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award

04-26-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut




MARTIN, Tenn. — Tori Seng, of Union City, received the spring 2017 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin during a presentation April 23. Seng is a senior who will receive a bachelor’s degree in communications during commencement exercises May 6.

The Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee 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. The award is given each semester to a student nominated by his or her supervising office or department.

Seng currently serves as program director for UT Martin’s award-winning student-run campus radio station, WUTM 90.3 FM “The Hawk.” She began her tenure with the station as business and traffic director, later working her way up to news production director the following year. Now, as the station’s student manager, she is responsible for music and news programming, remote broadcasts and administrative duties, as well as other details of the station’s daily activities.

“In recognition of her excellent performance, both Tori and the station have been honored with numerous awards by such prestigious organizations as the Tennessee Associated Press, Southeast Journalism Conference and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System. In fact, the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System designated her the ‘Best College News Director in the Nation’ for 2016,” said Dr. Richard Robinson, associate professor of communications and WUTM faculty adviser, in his nomination letter on Seng’s behalf.

In her current position, Seng leads a team of seven student staff members and interacts frequently with faculty and staff across campus as well as local officials and community members.

“Tori Seng has a quiet leadership style, working as a servant leader, while directing others with efficiency and quality work. Never one to simply issue orders, she inspires her peers to overachieve and strive for excellence in everything they do,” added Robinson.

For more information on the Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Award, contact the UT Martin Office of University Relations at 731-881-7615.

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PHOTO ID: Tori Seng (far left), a senior from Union City, received the spring 2017 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award from the University of Tennessee at Martin during a presentation April 23. She is pictured with Beth Maloan family members Jennifer, Kate and Colin Stroh, and Mike Maloan.

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