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Tipton Receives Emerging Leader Award

Amber Tipton.The Tickle College of Engineering annually honors outstanding members of the college during the spring Faculty and Staff Awards, recognizing efforts of those who have gone above and beyond to help make the college successful.

The department is thrilled to share that Financial Specialist Amber Tipton was selected for the Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes a staff member who, regardless of position or title, exceeds the responsibilities of their position in a manner that demonstrates a commitment to departmental success and ambition to progress in their current role.

The colleague who nominated Tipton said, “Amber has all of the qualifications of an outstanding staff member: professionalism, adaptability, effective communication, initiative, customer service, and many times has gone the extra mile to insure the efficient running of CBE. She is a truly exceptional staff member of TCE, exhibiting efficiency and professionalism that make departmental operations seamless in the face of the every-day chaos that seems to swirl in most academic departments. She truly is an emerging leader in CBE.”

Traditionally, those chosen for an award are honored at a banquet where their peers can publicly applaud their efforts, but due to measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, this year’s event will be fully virtual.

The event is also where the Nathan W. Dougherty Award—the highest honor bestowed by the college—is given to those who have brought acclaim to the university. This year’s honoree is Kim Greene, a 1984 graduate of the college and the current chairman, president, and chief executive officer for Southern Company Gas. Read more about her success and her selection as the 2021 Dougherty Award winner.