Brittiney Williams, a senior pursuing the Bachelor of Social Work degree, became the first recipient of the Tommie F. Brown Award for Community Service.   Representative Tommie Brown, elected in 1992 to represent the 28th District, was on hand to present the award to Williams.

Dr. Tommie Brown established the social work program and taught at UTC for nearly three decades.  She fully retired from UTC in 1998.

The Tommie F. Brown Community Service Award honors social work majors who have demonstrated commitment to serving the community, the University, the program, and the college.

“Brittiney has faithfully volunteered with PAWS, an elementary collegiate awareness program,

along with fulfilling all of her other responsibilities as a senior social work major.  We are very proud of her and how she has modeled a commitment to service and the community,” said Dr. Valerie Radu, head of the Department of Social Work.

Dr. Mary Tanner, Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies welcomed those attending the awards reception.

Student awards were bestowed upon:

Emerging Professional:  Becky Battle and Jenny Dixson

BSW Student of the Year:  Angel Hampton

Field Student of the Year:  Alissa Hughes

Academic Achievement (highest GPA):  Kristin Bohannon, senior

Academic Achievement:  Marissa Emrich, junior

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