Dr. Kimberly Gwinn and Dr. Darrell Hensley Celebrate 35 Years of Service

  On Monday, April 11, 2022, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be honoring UTIA employees with 25 or more years of service. This year, Dr. Kimberly Gwinn and Dr. Darrell Hensley will both be honored at the UTIA Service Awards Reception as they each have 35 years of service. We would like to thank you both for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on 35 years with UTIA! You both are a source of inspiration and motivation.

Portrait of Laurie Barley

Laurie Barley Awarded the UTIA Extension “Award of Excellence”

Laurie Barley has been awarded the prestigious UTIA Extension non-exempt “Award of Excellence” that goes to an outstanding non-exempt employee who has gone “beyond the call of duty.” Laurie was instrumental in contributing to, and continuing, the educational and testing program of our state-wide Pesticide Safety and Education Program (PSEP) during the last 18 months. During this time, testing and recertification continued even as Covid-19 threatened to close them. This award recognizes her contributions to the attainment of the objectives of Extension:  including leadership, initiative, reliability, cooperativeness, personality, professionalism, communications, competence, planning and implementation. Please join us in CONGRATULATING Laurie on this outstanding recognition!