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Amber Tipton.

Staff Spotlight: Amber Tipton

Amber Tipton works in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as Financial Specialist I. In her range of duties, she reconciles monthly ledgers, monitors sponsored projects, processes scholarships, certifies effort, and provides support to faculty and staff with regard to special projects.

“I pride myself on always keeping my office door open,” she said. “Student, staff, faculty, or visitors can always seek assistance in my office. I may not have all of the answers but I will never turn down a challenge.”

Tipton is originally from Lafayette, Tennessee, and worked as a supervisor for Averitt Express in their expedited division while finishing her degree in middle school education at Tennessee Tech University.

“Our motto (at Averitt) was ‘It’s all about time.’ I attribute being hired at UT to this motto,” she said. “Amy Brewer took a chance on this external hire because she believed that my sense of urgency was a quality that CBE needed.”

Tipton enjoys creative activities and spending time with family and friends when the urgent workdays are done. She and husband Jonathan keep up with their children, five-year-old Brooks and one-year-old Harper.