Tom Stewart, director of Florida Tech Food Services, earned the annual Revay Award for Contribution to Student Life. The Division of Student Affairs
bestows the award each spring to recognize outstanding leadership in improving student life at the university. Named after Dr. Andrew W. Revay, Jr., who
was given the award upon his retirement in 2001, the award goes to a deserving non-faculty staff member who exhibits the characteristics exemplified by Dr.
Tom Stewart (L) receives the Dr. Andrew W. Revay, Jr. Award for Contribution to Student Life from Dr. Revay (R).
Stewart was cited by staff members for his dedication, especially during the 2005 hurricanes. “Tom played a vital role for the students and staff that
remained on campus during the storms. As soon as possible, Tom re-opened Evans Dining and served meals with a limited staff,” wrote Kate Shelton, associate
director, Professional Development Programs, University College.
Judy Kelliher, an administrative assistant in Student Affairs, wrote, “Tom’s official title is food services director, yet I have seen him unload trucks,
mop floors and wash dishes. Whatever job needs to be accomplished, he is the first in line to get it done.”
Other nominees were Vicki Borton, office coordinator, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Regine Diehl, manager, Student Services, Extended
Studies Division of University College; Elaine Grant, office administrator, Career Services; Sara Mayer, assistant director, Student Activities; Tony
Nolis, supervisor, Facilities Management; Michael Perry, associate director, Undergraduate Admission; and Robert Taylor, associate professor of humanities.