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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Upcoming Events

* TIAA Virtual Counseling Appointments

No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with Tim Stout can help you create a plan for your goals. And it's at no additional cost as part of your retirement plan. You'll get answers to these questions and more:

  • Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
  • Am I saving enough to create a retirement income I need?
  • How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?

Register for one of these virtual sessions at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow.

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2020 - 9am - 4pm
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 9am - 4pm
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 9am - 4pm

Info You Should Know

* Center for Adult Learning Offering 10 Free Online Courses

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is offering 10 free online courses. Must register by June 30th.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, employment roles are affected and people in the community are looking for online educational options to assist their career opportunities. UE and the CAL department are prepared to step in to provide this support. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends, family and businesses affected by the pandemic.

To learn more about these courses, visit the website or contact Cindy Felts at 812-488-1046.

* UE Employee Health Clinic ~ Due to COVID-19, Please call 888-492-8722 to schedule an appointment by phone.

Attention: To schedule an appointment for your health care and medication needs, please call 888-492-8722. For the safety of our patients and staff, online appointments are limited at this time. Please note that the Student Health Clinic is now operating on limited summer hours of 8-12pm.

The UE Employee Health Clinic hours are unchanged during summer semester:
Monday: 8-11am and 3-6pm
Tuesday: 7-11am
Wednesday: 2-6pm
Thursday: 7-11am
Friday: CLOSED

Thank you for your cooperation in helps to keep our campus safe during this time. If possible, please wear a mask covering to all clinic appointments. 

* Purchasing Procedures for Year End 2020

As the end of the University’s fiscal year approaches on May 31, Administrative Services and Accounting and Audit announce the following procedures related to purchases of goods and services during May.

Pcard Purchases

  • Pcard purchases posting on the May statement (cycle end date is May 21) will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds unless a prepaid item. Most shipments post on your Pcard within three to four business days.  However, vendors have up to nine business days to post transactions.
  • Pcard purchases posting from May 22 through May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 (new year) funds, unless the item purchased exceeds $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.

Office Depot Orders

  • Normally, Office Depot orders placed online by 3 p.m. for items in stock are delivered the next business day. Upon delivery, the transaction should post on your Pcard within three to four business days.
  • Office Depot orders received by May 15 will likely post on the May 21 Pcard Cycle and be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.
  • Office Depot orders placed and received but posting to the Pcard between May 22 and May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds, unless the items purchased exceed $500.  Purchases exceeding $500 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.

Purchase Orders

  • Approved requisitions converted into purchase orders and delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds.
  • Approved Requisitions indicating FY 2020-2021 written on them in red ink will be processed with a delivery date of June 1 or later.
  • Backordered Purchase Orders not delivered by May 31 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Blanket Orders

  • All FY 2019-2020 Blanket orders expire on May 31, 2020.
  • Approved Requisitions for FY 2020-2021 (new year) Blanket Orders may now be submitted with June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 effective dates.
  • Backordered Blanket Purchase Order items not delivered by May 31, 2020 will be paid from FY 2020-2021 funds.

Requisitions for Check Request

  • All services completed and items purchased (and on campus) by May 31 must be submitted on a WebAdvisor voucher to Accounting and Audit by Monday, June 15 to be paid from FY 2019-2020 funds. Any pre-May 31st purchases submitted for payment after this date will be charged to FY 2020-21.
* Columbia Sportswear Employee Store Summer Dates

The Columbia Sportswear Company has invited all University of Evansville employees to shop at their exclusive employee store May 20 - June 14, 2020. The invitation, which is required to shop, is located on MyUE at https://bit.ly/2MtxS9K under Documents and Information Links, Employee Discounts.  The store hours and address can be found on the invitation.  Happy shopping!

Columbia is dedicated to the safety of their employees and customers. Shoppers are encouraged to bring hteir own face covering to wear while shopping.

* UE Theatre Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

The University of Evansville Theatre is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new faculty members, Mitchell Critel and Stacey Yen.

Yen and Critel

MITCHELL L. CRITEL has accepted the appointment of Assistant Professor of Theatre/Technical Director and Production Manager. Since 2014, Mitchell has been an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he was named this year's Hixson–Lied Junior Faculty Teaching Award-winner. Prior to joining the faculty at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Mitchell served as the Technical Director at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, from 2010–2014, and as the Assistant Technical Director at the University of Evansville from 2008–2010. He received his MFA from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a BFA in Technical Theatre Production from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Mitchell’s current research includes the "Integration of Computer Numeric Controlled Routers into Theatre Curriculum," as well as "Adapting Professional Theatre Technical Management Strategies into the College Setting." He is a frequent presenter at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s annual conference and is a member of USITT's Technical Production Commission.

STACEY YEN has accepted the appointment of Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting/Guest Artist for the 2020–21 academic year. Stacey received her MFA in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and a BA in American History from Brown University. She has previously been a guest artist at Princeton, Fordham, and New York University, and has extensive performance experience both in theatre and television. Her acting credits include roles at several prestigious theatres including: The Public Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, American Conservatory Theatre, The Goodman, Berkley Rep, Arena Stage, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her television guest star appearances include: THE BLACKLIST, THE GOOD WIFE, INSTINCT, ELEMENTARY, MADAM SECRETARY, and TREME. She is a member of the Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.

Please join us in welcoming Mitch and Stacey to the University of Evansville family.

* Free online courses

The Center for the Advancement of Learning is offering 10 free online courses. Must register by June 30th.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, employment roles are affected and people in the community are looking for online educational options to assist their career opportunities. UE and the Center for the Advancement of Learning are prepared to step in to provide this support. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends, family, and businesses affected by the pandemic.

Visit the website to learn more about these courses,or contact Cindy Felts at 812-488-1046. 

 

* Honors Program Students Donate to Local Organizations

HACER, the community service initiative of the UE Honors Program, continues to serve local organizations despite COVID-19 suspending regular HACER activities. Through HACER, Honors Program students have the opportunity to serve the local Evansville community and foster their commitment to community service. In these unusual circumstances, HACER funds were allocated to donate $100 per organization to the Ronald McDonald House, United Caring Services, and the Evansville Rescue Mission. All HACER activities are supported by proceeds from Nerd Wars, the annual Honors Program trivia night.

* Deadline Extended: 2020-21 Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship

 Family, friends and loved ones of the late Dr. Marvin E. Hartig are pleased to announce the application process for the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Hartig, Dean of Evansville College’s Evening College in 1967, and administrator for the Center for Advanced Study, director of the Evansville chapter of the American Institute of Banking (AIB), and the international student advisor. In 1974, Dr. Hartig was appointed Dean of Academic Services. He retired in 1984 after serving his alma mater for thirty-five years and passed away in 2007.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving sophomore student. Preference will be given to a student working while being enrolled as a full-time student. International students are encouraged to apply.

Download the Dr. Marvin E. Hartig Memorial Scholarship application.

Deadline: Please return all materials to the Office of Student Financial Services by June 1, 2020. Application and essay can be submitted via email to:
Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu.

The decision will be announced on Monday, June 29, 2020.
Questions: Amanda Wood, administrative assistant to the Office of Student Financial Services, at aw505@evansville.edu or 812-488-2364.

* Student Health Center ~ Summer semester hours

The Student Health Center will be operating on reduced summer hours starting Monday, May 11th. The Student Health Center summer semester hours are Monday-Friday 8am-12pm ~ nurse only visits. Please call 812-488-2033 to schedule an appointment. Due to COVID-19, no walk-ins will be accepted.

Employee Medical Clinic will continue to operate under normal business hours.

Tara Ulrich
tu19@evansville.edu 

Congratulations

* Stevenson published Oxford University Press edited book

Book Cover of Legacy of Racism for ChildrenAssociate Professor of Psychology, Margaret Stevenson, and her colleagues, Bette Bottoms and Kelly Burke, published an Oxford University Press edited volume available for pre-order and in print July 1, 2020: "The Legacy of Racism for Children: Psychology, Law, and Public Policy."

This volume examines issues that arise when minority children's lives are directly or indirectly influenced by law and public policy. Uniquely comprehensive in scope, this trailblazing volume offers cutting-edge chapters on the intersections of race/ethnicity within the context of child maltreatment, child dependency court, custody and adoption, familial incarceration, school discipline and the "school-to-prison pipeline," juvenile justice, police/youth interactions, and jurors' perceptions of child and adolescent victims and defendants. The book also includes chapters focused on troubling situations that are less commonly researched, but growing in importance, including the role of race and racism in child sex trafficking and US immigration law and policy. Thus, individual chapters explore myriad ways in which law and policy shape the lives of marginalized children and adolescents - racial and ethnic minorities - who historically and presently are at heightened risk for experiencing disadvantageous consequences of law and policy. In so doing, The Legacy of Racism for Children can help social scientists to understand and work to prevent the perpetuation of racial discrimination in American laws and public policies.

* Honors Program Senior Projects

: The Library salutes the following students who completed their Senior Projects for UE's Honors Program. Congratulation on your graduation!

Justin Banks -- Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Project: Robo Recognition

Summer El-Khodary -- Public Health
Project: Local and National Homelessness

Blake Elliott -- Theatre – Stage Management
Project: Columbinus: Realizing a Crucial and Theatrical Conversation

Katherine English -- Neuroscience and Psychology
Project: The Effect of HIV-Tat on Lysosome Function and Integrity

Case Farney -- Religion and Creative Writing
Project: New Life in the Apostolic Fathers

Sydney Fritch -- Global Business
Project: Be a Tourist, Not a Voluntourist

Paxton Greco -- Athletic Training
Project: Biomarkers Used for Concussion Testing

Millie Hylka -- Archaeology
Project: Governmental Neglect of Archaeological Sites – We Need to do Better

Ruple Jairath -- Neuroscience and Psychology
Project: Identification of Endothelin-B Receptor mRNA in the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus of the C57BL/J6 Mouse

Trevor Lax -- Mathematics and Cognitive Science
Project: Collective Intentionality, Group Agency, and Collective Responsibility

Gregory Maas -- Biology
Project: The Role of COPII Trafficking and Polarization of the Oocyte in Drosophila

Sidney McCarty -- Theatre Studies
Project: Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story: An Honest Reflection on the Influence of Intergenerational Oral Storytelling on Artistic Identity

Anna McGriff -- Biochemistry
Project: Annotation of Streptomyces Phage Indigenous and Comparison of BE and BI Phage Genomes

Emile Moura Coelho da Silva -- Professional Biology
Project: Lack of Diversity in Genetic Studies: Issues, Challenges & Potential Solutions

Hannah Myers -- Multimedia Communication and History
Project: Evansville in Prohibition

Anazuo Ohieku-Ajanaku -- Public Health
Project: Food Insecurity in Evansville

Piper Rennerfeldt -- Neuroscience
Project: The Effect of Prenatal and Adolescent Exposure to High Fat, High Sugar Food on Classical Conditioning, Instrumental Training, Active Avoidance, and Extinction in Rats

Emily Schuster -- Political Science and Multimedia Communication
Project: Gendered Differences in Candidates’ Presentation of Self-Qualifications During Debates

Autumn Shomo -- Nursing
Project: Pain Management Strategies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Kristen Sportiello -- Biochemistry
Project: Investigating Prenatal Abuse of Opiates and Alcohol

Luke Steffe -- Chemistry
Project: Campus Programming: The Costs, Planning, and Benefits to Hosting Large-Scale Events on College Campuses

Phong Thai -- Professional Chemistry
Project: Synthesis of Fischer Carbenes for Intramolecular Decarboxylative Allylation

Hannah Wehr -- Sociology
Project: Revitalizing Cities: Resiliency and Decay in Urban America
 

* Congratulations in the Schroeder School

The Schroeder School would like to recognize and congratulate its faculty members who received 2019-2020 Dean’s Awards. Thank you for your exceptional contributions to the University, the Schroeder School, and our students.

Dr. Heather Fenton, assistant professor of management, is the recipient of the teaching award.

Dr. Yolanda Obaze, assistant professor of logistics/supply chain management, is the recipient of the research award.

Dr. Laura Dwyer, associate professor of management, is the recipient of the service award.
 

* UE Theatre Society Hosts Annual Student Awards Event Via Zoom

The annual University of Evansville Theatre Society Awards took place Saturday, May 8, via Zoom, with over 100 students, faculty, and Theatre Society board members in digital-attendance. All classes were recognized, with special attention given to the graduating Class of 2020. In addition, there were farewell videos for two faculty members who are leaving UE: Professor Chuck Meacham and Assistant Professor Janel Miley. We bid both of them and the graduating seniors good luck and Godspeed, as they pursue new chapters of their lives.

Student Award-winners included:
BUDDY BARNES AWARD: This award is given to a first-year student who best emulates the ideals of UE Theatre and is selected by the students. Congratulations to Jimmy Guest, a theatre studies student, from Bettendorf, Iowa.

MARY LOU MOOTH WOOLEY AWARD: This award is given to a sophomore who has made the greatest overall contribution to the department and is selected by the faculty. Congratulations to Corey Cagle, a stage management major, from Nashville, Indiana.

MABEL DILLINGHAM NENNEKER AWARD: This award is given to a junior who has made the greatest overall contribution to the department and is selected by the faculty. Congratulations to Jordan Williams, a performance major, from Edmonds, Washington.

JOHN STREETMAN YOUNG ARTIST AWARD: This award is given to the first-year, sophomore, or junior who exhibits the spirit and attitude of collaboration, commitment, and courage in the classroom and production and is selected by the faculty. Congratulations to Jack Russell, a junior performance major, from Montgomery, Texas.

THE JEANNIE SUHRHEINRICH OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD: This award is presented to a senior who has made the greatest overall contribution to the department over their four-year tenure and is selected by the faculty. Congratulations to Sidney McCarty, a theatre studies major, from Clarksville, Tennessee.

WILLIAM A. GUMBERTS AWARD: This award given to a student for the single most outstanding artistic accomplishment of the year and is selected by the faculty. Congratulations to Austin Kuhn, a senior theatre studies major, from Evansville, Indiana. This award was presented for Austin's scenic design for the UET production of VIOLET.

* Jackson Bolek publishes research article

Sophomore Jackson Bolek co-authored a journal article entitled "Using Graphical Representation Critiquing Assignments as an Intervention to Strengthen Organic Chemistry Electron Pushing Mechanism Skills" in The Chemical Educator. The article reports the significant impact of applying the Assessment-Calibration-Explanation-Re-Assessment (A.C.E.R.) Learning Cycle intervention, a symbolic-based intervention inspired by Calibrated Peer Review (CPR), a text-based academic intervention that has improved students’ essay writing skills, content understanding, and critical thinking skills across many disciplines over the past two decades.

Both authors wish to thank the Department of Chemistry for supporting undergraduate research.

* Blake Elliott and Luke Steffe Receive Outstanding Honors Program Senior Award

The Honors Program congratulates Blake Elliott and Luke Steffe on receiving the Outstanding Honors Program Senior Award for this academic year. Members of the Honors Program for four years, both Blake and Luke have made valuable contributions to the program during their time at UE.

Blake has served as the Honors Program Student Assistant for the past few years, as well as the president of the Honors Activity Board this year. In these roles, Blake has helped develop and organize many Honors Program events, including Nerd Wars, theatre talk-backs, and the Honors Program banquet. Blake, a Theatre - Stage Management major, completed his Honors project, entitled "Columbinus: Realizing a Crucial and Theatrical Conversation."

Luke has been a leader within the Honors Activity Board, helping to shape Honors students' experiences within the program through the planning and organizing of events. In particular, he created a series of events known as "Honors Night @" in which Honors students attend campus events together such as theatre productions, athletic events, and music performances. A chemistry major, Luke used his Honors project to explore a topic he is passionate about - "Campus Programming: The Costs, Planning, and Benefits to Hosting Large-Scale Events on College Campuses."

The Honors Program thanks Blake and Luke for all of their contributions to the program and wishes them all the best for the future. Congratulations!
 

Athletics

* Three UE programs earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Three University of Evansville athletic programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their academic performances in an announcement by the NCAA.  The Purple Aces programs earning recognition were men’s swimming and diving, women’s golf and women’s track and field.  The awards are for APR performances during the 2018-19 school year.

UE women’s golf was recognized for the 11th time in 15 years of the APR program, the most for any Evansville team.  Led by head coach Jim Hamilton, the women’s golf squad has received APR accolades each year since the 2008-09 season.  For the first time, the Aces men’s swimming and diving squad was recognized.  It marks just the sixth time an Evansville men’s team picked up the recognition and is the first since the men’s cross country program earned the honor in 2009-10.

In its first year being eligible for an NCAA Public Recognition Award, the women’s track and field team received the honor.  After the 2016 announcement of the program being restarted, the Aces track and field program officially started competition in January of 2018.

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate Results.  The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.  It measures eligibility, graduation and retention.

* UE Athletics and Ascension St. Vincent team up to honor frontline workers

As a way to honor healthcare workers from the entire Tri-State area for their efforts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Evansville Athletic Department announced a special ticket initiative through a partnership with Ascension St. Vincent. This alliance allows for an expression of appreciation during the upcoming 2020-2021 UE men's basketball season.

The Purple Aces are introducing the “FrontlineFive” ticket initiative.  For $5, fans can purchase a ticket that will be donated to area healthcare employees and their families.  UE Athletics will proudly match every purchased ticket in order to double the donation to those on the front lines who have been working non-stop through the pandemic.

Purple Ace Sports Properties kickstarted the campaign with a $500 donation on Monday that provided the first 100 available tickets for the program.
                                                                                    
The tickets can be purchased by clicking here and will be good for a designated men's basketball game during the 2020-21 season. Once the schedule is released, health-care employees will receive a link to go online and request up to four tickets for the selected contest at no charge from the donated allotment.  The offer is good while supplies last. Tickets can also be requested by calling the University of Evansville Ticket Office at 812-488-2237.

* Mackenzie McFeron appointed to serve on national SAAC Committee

University of Evansville softball player Mackenzie McFeron has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for a 2-year appointment, which begins on July 1, 2020 and runs through July 1, 2022.

McFeron will serve as the Missouri Valley Conference SAAC representative on the national committee.  Each Division I athletic conference appoints one representative on the committee.  McFeron is the second Purple Aces student-athlete to work in this capacity with SAAC.

“Mackenzie is a great student-athlete choice to represent the MVC and UE!  Her energy and passion for college athletics and her fellow athletes is tremendous,” Purple Aces head softball coach Mat Mundell exclaimed.

Along with her teammates, McFeron is no stranger when it comes to volunteering to help others.  The UE softball team paced the Evansville athletic department in community service hours in 2019-20 with McFeron ranking as one of the top 15 student-athletes in the department.  In total, she assisted in 21 different community initiatives including Toys for Tots, Susan G. Komen, Mesker Park Zoo, Cardio for Canines and Chemo Buddies.

"We are proud of Mackenzie and her selection to the NCAA National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee," UE Senior Associate AD and Advisor for UE's SAAC Sarah Solinsky said.  "Mackenzie's leadership and commitment will be extremely valuable as she represents the student-athletes of the Missouri Valley Conference and UE."

The mission of SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image.  McFeron will be responsible for serving as a leader and liaison between the national committee, the MVC and the University of Evansville.

* Three UE programs earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Three University of Evansville athletic programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their academic performances in an announcement by the NCAA.  The Purple Aces programs earning recognition were men’s swimming and diving, women’s golf and women’s track and field.  The awards are for APR performances during the 2018-19 school year.

UE women’s golf was recognized for the 11th time in 15 years of the APR program, the most for any Evansville team.  Led by head coach Jim Hamilton, the women’s golf squad has received APR accolades each year since the 2008-09 season.  For the first time, the Aces men’s swimming and diving squad was recognized.  It marks just the sixth time an Evansville men’s team picked up the recognition and is the first since the men’s cross country program earned the honor in 2009-10.

In its first year being eligible for an NCAA Public Recognition Award, the women’s track and field team received the honor.  After the 2016 announcement of the program being restarted, the Aces track and field program officially started competition in January of 2018.

The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate Results.  The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.  It measures eligibility, graduation and retention.

* Dzienciol and Tam earn senior scholar-athlete awards

Two of the most prestigious awards given annually by the University of Evansville Athletic Department have been announced as Phil Dzienciol was named the recipient of the Ralph H. Coleman Award and Rachel Tam earned the Lois D. Patton Award.

Both awards are given to the top senior male and female student-athlete at UE each season.  The award is based 50% on academic achievement, 25% athletic success and 25% service to the community.  Purple Aces coaches and staff vote for the recipients.

Competing on the UE cross country and track and field teams, Phil Dzienciol exemplified what a true Ace is on the course and in the classroom.  The Actuarial Science major recorded a 3.86 GPA.  After serving as an actuarial intern with Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Chicago in the summer of 2019, Dzienciol used the experience to begin his career in Louisville as an Actuarial Consulting Analyst following graduation. 

Dzienciol was active in the community, assisting with timing of local track meets while volunteering time at Angel Mounds for high school and middle school cross country meets.  He also helped in the setup of the Veteran’s Day Parade on Franklin Street in Evansville.  Dzienciol was a consistent top five runner on the cross country squad, improving each season while posting his 8K PR of 27:31 at the Fast Cats Classic last fall.  On the track side, he led the team with the fastest 800M time at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship.

“It takes special character to be a student-athlete.  A student-athlete has to be academically, community service, service to others, among other things.  One of the biggest things is that it takes time,” Aces head cross country and track and field coach Don Walters exclaimed.  “Philip checks all of the boxes.  He does an outstanding job – and more.  I am so proud to know and coach Philip; I am proud of him for earning the Ralph H. Coleman Award as the top senior student-athlete at UE.”

One of the top players in Aces volleyball history – Rachel Tam led by an example in all facets of her career.  The Hong Kong native finished her academic career with a 3.80 GPA while earning a degree in Exercise Science.  She was rewarded with a spot on the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team as a junior and senior.  Tam graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned Dean’s List recognition in each of her final five semesters.  She volunteered time with several local organizations including the Evansville United Volleyball Academy.

Tam wrapped up her UE career with 1,469 kills, a tally that puts her third in the record books.  On September 17, 2019, Tam recorded 39 kills in a victory over Tennessee Tech inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.  It was the best performance in program history while ranking second all-time in the conference record books, just one behind the top mark.  She capped off her career with a spot on the 2019 MVC All-Tournament Team.

“Rachel Tam came to UE and changed our whole program; she was our leader on and off the court.  Without saying a word, she led our team by being the first one in the gym and the last one to leave,” UE head volleyball coach Fernando Morales said.  “She worked hard on and off the court.  As player, her numbers speak for themselves, but she was so much more than that, she was our leader, our energy and pushed the girls around her to be better.  I am proud of her for winning this award.”

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