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.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.