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2002 Union Faculty and Staff Members of the year announced

JACKSON, Tenn.May 8, 2002 – Union University faculty member Lee Benson and staff member Wanda Calvert were recently announced as the university’s 2002 recipients for Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively.

Lee Benson (right) and Wanda Calvert (left) are congratulated by the university community after being announced Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively.

Benson, associate professor of art, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville who began teaching at Union in 1996. Originally from Athens, Tenn., Benson lives in Jackson with his wife Betty, and four children. They are members of Englewood Baptist Church in Jackson.

Calvert, a technician in College Services, joined the university as a staff member in 1992. Originally from Savannah, Tenn.,Calvert currently resides in Jackson with her husband Mike, a bivocational pastor, and their two sons.

The Union University Faculty of the Year Award is awarded annually as a joint venture involving the Student Government Association and the faculty. Faculty members are nominated both by the student body and the faculty and are submitted for consideration to a selection committee composed of two faculty members, two students and one administrator who makes the final selection based on information furnished by the candidates. The award carries a stipend given by the university and a plaque given by the Student Government Association.

The Union University Staff of the Year Award is based on nominations made by all staff members. Five individuals receiving the most nominations are then given to an evaluation committee which makes the final selection based on information furnished by each candidate. The award carries a stipend and a plaque given by the college.


Related Resource(s): Feature story on Lee Benson from Unionite Summer of 2000 issue

 

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5/8/02 - Lee Benson (right) and Wanda Calvert (left) are congratulated by the university community after being announced Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively.
5/8/02 - Lee Benson (right) and Wanda Calvert (left) are congratulated by the university community after being announced Faculty Member of the Year and Staff Member of the Year, respectively. - Cam Tracy

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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