Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-08-19

Longtime Samford University employee Mark Fuller received a top honor during a faculty/staff convocation Monday, Aug. 18.

Fuller, director of energy and utility management at the school, was named recipient of the 2008 President's Award. He received a plaque and a $1,000 check from Samford president Andrew Westmoreland during a campus-wide employee gathering in Wright Center Concert Hall.

The President's Award recognizes overall performance that exceeds expectations, completion of an especially formidable task, quality work, and efforts that result in measurable improvements.

Fuller, a Samford employee since 1984, was cited for his efforts related to energy management, major campus improvements and landscaping, as well as his jovial nature and service oriented attitude.

Two employees, Catherine Evans and Beverly Hyche, were named Meritorious Service Award winners. Each received a $250 cash prize.

Evans is a technology assistant in the university's Davis Library. Described as a "problem solver" who is always up for a challenge, Evans has worked at Samford for 19 years.

Hyche, secretary for undergraduate faculty in Samford's Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing, was cited for her "courage to care." She has been a university employee for 26 years.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.