Tommy Young Outstanding Service Award

Photo of Tommy Young

Photo of Tommy Young

In the year 2000, the Student Center management team sought a meaningful and perpetual way to recognize outstanding student employee achievement each year. As the team identified various traits and distinguishing characteristics that they felt were important to acknowledge, the response to almost every attribute was, “…yes, just like Tommy Young,” a longtime employee of the Student Center.

Tommy Young exemplified the characteristics and dedication that are so important to the success of the Student Center. Therefore, Student Center proudly dedicates the center’s premier student employee award in his name.



The recipients of the Tommy Young Outstanding Service Award demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Outstanding commitment to the success of the Student Center
  • Tireless devotion to “making things happen”
  • Regularly going beyond the call of duty
  • Demonstrate a high level of accountability
  • Exhibit a devotion to customer service

Any student who is currently employed by the Student Center, and who has been employed by the Student Center for more than the current semester, is eligible for this award. Current Student Center student and full-time employees may submit nominations. An anonymous committee will review the nominations and select a winner.

The nomination form is available here and is due by 5 p.m. March 5, 2021. The recipient will be honored at the Student Center recognition reception.

2018-19 Phoua Thao
2017-18 No recipient selected
2016-17 Samantha Jefferson, Information Center Manager
2015-16 Alexis Collier, Information Center Manager
2014-15 Amber Strickland, HR Assistant
2013-14 Chance Howard, Building Manager
2012-13 Dareja Finney, Information Center Manager
2011-12 Brandon Lowe, Information Center Assistant
2010-11 Jalisa Cruver, Event Technician
2009-10 Nathan Boyd, Information Center Assistant
2008-09 Christina Diamond, Event Technician and Aprial McCoy, Accounting Assistant
2007-08 Nicholas Carlyle, Building Manager
2006-07 Gereen Francis, Information Center Manager
2005-06 Edweina Stewart, Student Center Administrative Assistant
2004-05 Rachel Knowles, Information Center
2003-04 Shinri Nakano, Event Technician
2002-03 Sekou Amadou, Event Technician and Rob Landers, Building Manager
2001-02 Ebony Martin, Information Center Manager
2000-01 William Brown, Building Manager and Manjula Charles, Information Center Manager