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Gentry Receives Financial Support Award

Staff in the College of Arts and Sciences are critical to our ability to achieve success in our departments and across the college. On behalf of the college, Dean Theresa Lee is pleased to honor staff with awards for academic, financial, and technical support, as well as for teamwork.

Shelley Gentry, accounting coordinator for the School of Art, received one of the two financial support awards.

Gentry joined the UT community on her son’s second birthday – 28 years ago. The last 10 and half years, she has been the accounting coordinator for the School of Art. Gentry helps faculty, staff, and students navigate the systems, policies, and procedures on campus, which she finds fulfilling and rewarding.

“UT has always been a great place to work because of its many benefits and the support I’ve received from leadership,” Gentry said.

As noted by her nominator: “Gentry consistently works forward proactively, anticipates complicated situations, and alerts departmental leadership of potential problems or concerns. She is a model for other staff: always punctual, calm, clear in communications, cool under pressure, and professional in demeanor.”

“This award represents many who have worked endlessly the past few years through the epidemic to support their departments, units, and programs,” Gentry said. “There are many who were not nominated, but are as deserving, so I feel very humbled to receive the award.”

Dean Lee will honor the recipients of the 2022 College of Arts and Sciences staff awards during the Spring Fling event Tuesday, April 26 at 4 p.m.