The University of Tennessee at Martin has named Abigail Donald as the recipient of the fall 2021 Beth Maloan Outstanding Student Employee award for her outstanding job performance and dedication to the university.
Donald is a senior social work major from Missoula, Montana, who works for the Office of Campus Recreation. She serves as a supervisor for the campus recreation facilities, intramural sports and special events. Donald also officiates all intramural sports offered on campus and works hard to make sure that all of the rules are applied fairly. She has officiated approximately 150 intramural sports activities since beginning the position.
“Abigail is a wonderful student worker/supervisor who continually exhibits the ability to go above and beyond, whether her role is in intramural sports, facilities management or special events.”
“Abigail is at her best when meeting and greeting our patrons and our public. For example, when we need assistance for a special event like Senior Preview Days, she is always one of the first people we call because she is so friendly, approachable and knowledgeable about campus recreation and the university in general,” said Eric Simmons, assistant director of campus recreation, in Donald’s nomination letter. “Abigail is a wonderful student worker/supervisor who continually exhibits the ability to go above and beyond, whether her role is in intramural sports, facilities management or special events.”
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. The award recognizes exemplary work ethic and commitment to the university. The award, which consists of a plaque and $1,000 check, 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.