Catheryn Hance is the winner of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award


UTIA 2016 Chapmaa Award Winner, Catheryn Hance

Catheryn Hance, business manager for large animal clinical sciences at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award.​ Pictured left to right are Jim Thompson, Dean of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine; Catheryn Hance; and Larry Arrington, UTIA Chancellor.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently presented several awards to top faculty, staff, researchers and outreach experts. Thirty-two people were recognized at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held in early August. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Catheryn Hance, business manager for large animal clinical sciences at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award.

Hance has been at the college the past 35 years, working her way from account specialist positions to her current role today. She oversees budgets, prepares reports for department heads, handles payroll, and coordinates personnel matters. In recent times, large animal clinical sciences has seen a $21 million hospital built. This expansion brought in new people, both employees and clients, and leaders praise Hance for her expertise in helping to effectively manage many obligations in teaching, clinical service and supervision. Hance has worked for seven department heads, and she has seen the transition from typewriters to word processors to computers. 

“I am so excited and honored to receive the E.J. Chapman Award,” Hance says. “I appreciate everyone’s support and confidence in me, and I’m so thankful for all the wonderful faculty and staff that I have worked with over the years. Thank you!”

“We are so proud of the many talented and dedicated people working for the UT Institute of Agriculture across the state,” says UTIA Chancellor Larry Arrington. “It was an honor to recognize all these award winners for their hard work.”

This honor was established by the late E.J. Chapman, who served the university in a wide range of capacities from agronomist to assistant vice president for agriculture.
 
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Contacts:

Charles Denney, 865-382-8058 (mobile), cmdenney@utk.edu

Catheryn Hance, 865-974-5703, chance1@utk.edu