Regina Dalton of UTCVM Is the Winner of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award

Photo of Regina Dalton with Award
Pictured above from left to right, Tim Cross, chancellor of UTIA; Regina Dalton, administrative coordinator for biomedical and diagnostic services, CVM; and Jim Thompson, DVM and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Photo by T. Salvador, courtesy UTIA. Download image​

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recognized some of its top faculty, staff, researchers and extension experts at UTIA’s annual Awards and Promotions Luncheon held on the UTIA campus in Knoxville August 17, 2018. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

Chancellor Tim Cross hosted the award winners, and praised them for their work. “The people we recognized at our ceremony exemplify the Institute of Agriculture’s commitment to our mission of providing real life solutions through teaching, discovery and service on campus – throughout Tennessee and across the world,” Cross says. “Their hard work and dedication inspires all of us to be our best.”  

Regina Dalton, an administrative specialist with the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, is the winner of the E.J. Chapman Outstanding Service Award. 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.

Dalton is approaching 40 years of service to UTCVM. She works in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Services and is praised for her depth of knowledge and expertise in record-keeping. She handles requests from in-house and referring veterinarians, medical records staff and clients and students. Dalton also assists pathologists in the handling of tissues and samples, and she recently revamped a fee schedule that had not been re-visited in years.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the E.J. Chapman award, Dalton says. “I have worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine for 39-plus years, and I cannot think of a better place to work than the UTIA campus and more specifically the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Everyone is always so kind, helpful and supportive. I consider myself most fortunate to work with such wonderful people.”  

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. Through teaching, discovery and service.​.


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