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Spring Damron and Thomas Grantham were named Tennessee Tech University's Most Valuable Student Workers for 2010-2011.

The Office of Financial Aid solicited nominations from all faculty and staff who supervise students. Students were divided into two categories — those in the Federal Work Study Program and those on a University Service Scholarship.

Spring was nominated by Hilda McDowell in the Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing. McDowell noted that Spring has worked for her for several years and even went above and beyond during spring break to call and check on her knowing that the office was busy during that time.

Grantham was nominated by Patsy Peavyhouse in the Department of Mathematics. Peavyhouse noted that Thomas is first to volunteer for tasks and is up bright and early to get the job done.

"Both students raise the bar when it comes to student worker standards," said Adriane King, assistant director of financial aid. "The Office of Financial Aid would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all of our nominees for their willingness to do what is asked of them and not hesitate to go above and beyond to get the job done."

This year there were more than 15 finalists in each category. A committee appointed by the Office of Financial Aid selected the winners. Each winner was awarded Tech-themed gift package with items generously donated by the Admissions Office, the TTU Bookstore, Chartwells, the RUC Information Desk and the Financial Aid office. Winners received a surprise visit from the Financial Aid Prize Patrol while working in their offices.

Both winners will be officially recognized at the University Luncheon Forum on Monday, April 25.