KNOXVILLE (Oct. 29, 2012) -- The Lincoln Memorial University Alumni Association recently selected Knox County Finance Director Chris Caldwell as the 2012 R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year.
"Chris is great to work with, and is very deserving of this recognition," Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said. "He does an outstanding job as finance director, and is committed to being a good steward of taxpayer money."
"Your recent appointment as Finance Director of Knox County shows the confidence the Knox County government has in you with their most important information. You play an important role that touches the lives of so many people," LMU Director of Alumni Services Donnie Lipscomb wrote in a letter to Caldwell. "Also, you are a positive role model not only in your community but throughout East Tennessee. Because of your dedication to making the lives of those around you better, the Lincoln Memorial University Alumni Association feels you are truly deserving of this great award."
The R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the year award is given to an individual who embodies the character and spirit of its namesake and exhibits qualities including patriotism, leadership ability, volunteerism, a strong work ethic, and ambassadorship on behalf of the University.
The award has been presented to one young alumnus each year since 1997, and recipients include Tennessee Coordinator of Elections Mark Goins.