Tigers of the Year

Recognizing the top three Tiger Ticket recipients as the most outstanding employees of the year

These will be awarded at the end of the year and chosen from the Tiger Ticket recipients awarded throughout the calendar year.  The Tiger of the Year Award is given to the Tiger Ticket recipient that has displayed exemplary efforts on behalf of Facilities Management in the past year.  Two honorable mentions will be given to two runner-ups to the Tiger of the Year recipient.  The awards for these honors will be presented at the annual Christmas dinner.  These awards will have a high enough dollar value to require the employees to be charged taxes.  According to current IRS tax codes; these taxes must be withdrawn from the winners’ pay before the end of the calendar year.  (No additional time off will be awarded due to the significant prize level being awarded.)


  • Jim Fuller, Information Technology (Tiger of the Year)
  • Zilun Fan, Financial Services (First Runner Up)


  • Joe Hunter, Maintenance (Tiger of the Year)
  • James Rumph, Maintenance (First Runner Up)
  • Courtney Washburn, Waste Recycling and Reduction (SecondRunner Up)


  • George "Buster" Reese, Construction Management (Tiger of the Year)
  • Thomas "Earl" Smith, Landscape Services (First Runner Up)
  • Teresina Muhammad, Work Management (Second Runner Up)


  • Carolyn Brown, Campus Services (Tiger of the Year)
  • Staci Leiser, Maintenance (First Runner Up)
  • Amanda Geiger, Financial Services (Second Runner Up)

Last Updated: April 11, 2017