Nominations for Diane Hymore Award sought

March 10, 2017 | UToday
By Staff

Friday, March 31, is the deadline to nominate a UT employee for the Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award.

Established in 2013, the Diane Hymore Exemplar of Excellence Award is presented to those often-unheralded employees who do exceptional work, according to Dr. Kaye M. Patten, senior vice president for student affairs.


“Like the namesake of the award, many of our staff are very humble about what they accomplish every day as they work with students, families, patients and University visitors,” she said. “They care about everyone and want to make a difference in the lives of others — just like Diane did.

“This award is a chance to recognize individuals who truly are exceptional.”

Hymore was director of senior administration operations and a longtime executive secretary to the president. She was honored in 2013 as the first recipient of the award. She passed away in 2015.

Nominations are open for the 2017 award, which will be presented to an individual whose work defines the core values of the University in Hymore’s spirit of support, encouragement and service.

The nomination form may be found online here, or obtained one via email by contacting Michele Soliz at

Send completed forms to the same email, or fax a printout to 419.530.4638 or send it via campus mail to Mail Stop 109.

The award will be presented at a staff recognition event Wednesday, April 19, at the College of Engineering Brady Center from noon to 1:30 p.m.

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