Bell named Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee

Jordan Bell, of Dresden, received the University of Tennessee at Martin Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee Award for the spring 2019 semester during a ceremony April 14. Bell is a junior studying agricultural engineering technology, and he currently works in the Steven E. Rogers Media Center at the Paul Meek Library.

“Jordan goes beyond the normal duties, doing more than expected. He strives for excellence, maintaining the highest standards, looking after the smallest detail and going the extra mile on a daily basis,” wrote Patricia Sanders, media center manager, in Bell’s nomination letter. “He has made himself indispensable, to the point that staff and faculty think he’s a full-time employee and will ask for him by name. … His integrity and work ethic are impeccable.”

Bell is in charge of duplication and 3D printing services in the media center and works with UT Martin students, faculty and staff to manage projects and provide customer service in a variety of areas. He also works on his family’s dairy farm in addition to his academic studies. Bell is also a member of the Ned Ray McWherter Institute, which provides specialized personal and professional development opportunities to a select number of applicants.

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.

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