Claudia Featherstone is the UT College of Veterinary Medicine Winner of the J.E. Moss Award

Picture of Claudia Featherstone with UTIA leaders

Claudia Featherstone, director of accounting for the business office at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, is the UTCVM winner of the J.E. Moss Award.​ From left to right (front row): Bob DeNovo, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Hongwei Xin, dean of UT AgResearch; Greg Blaylock, UT AgResearch; Michael Smith, Herbert College of Agriculture; Claudia Featherstone, the College of Veterinary Medicine; Natalie Bumgarner, UT Extension; and Tim Cross, UT Institute of Agriculture senior vice president and senior vice chancellor. Also pictured (back row) are Michael Buschermohle, interim assistant dean of UT Extension, and Caula Beyl, dean of the Herbert College of Agriculture. 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 2, 2019. Many of the awards are gifts made possible by past faculty, alumni and friends of the Institute.

UTIA Senior Vice President Tim Cross hosted the award winners and praised them for their work. “The faculty and staff of the UT Institute of Agriculture are known on campus and throughout the state as dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable experts who provide real-life solutions to challenging issues every day,” said Cross. “The awards presented at this ceremony recognize excellence in research, education, Extension outreach as well as service programs that benefit our stakeholders. They serve as our way to express our gratitude for a job well done.”

Claudia Featherstone, director of accounting for the business office at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, is the UTCVM winner of the J.E. Moss Award.

“I am honored and grateful to be the recipient of the J.E. Moss Achievement Award,” says Featherstone. “I certainly would not have accomplished all that I have without my dedicated co-workers and our supportive administration. My job has been such a positive, rewarding experience, and I have enjoyed working with so many committed faculty, staff, and students over the years.”

Featherstone is approaching 23 years with UTCVM. She’s responsible for all incoming revenue and outstanding accounts. She developed a reporting system that shows accounts receivable, income, and a three-year net analysis for comparison. Co-workers say she’s sincere, knowledgeable, and always responds with “How can I help you?”

The J.E. Moss Award recognizes an outstanding person from each of UTIA’s four units. Greg Blaylock was the winner for UT AgResearch, Natalie Bumgarner for UT Extension, and Michael Smith for the Herbert College of Agriculture.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.
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Contacts: 

Charles Denney, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 865-382-8058,
cmdenney@utk.edu

Claudia Featherstone, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, 865-974-7377,
cmf@utk.edu