Tim Durden Receives Distinguished Service Award
Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person’s contribution to the institution. The winners were honored for their contributions at the Southern Conference Awards Dinner in Hilton Head, S.C. on May 28, 2008.
"The Distinguished Service Award honors select individuals who have gone above and beyond the call to help Southern Conference institutions better achieve their goals to the benefit of thousands of student-athletes," said Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino. "We sincerely appreciate their efforts and are happy to recognize the award recipients with this honor."
Durden came to
“I can think of numerous individuals who certainly deserve to receive this award as well, so I am extremely honored. This is a great group of individuals I was included with,” said Durden. “To be in the same company of previous award winners from
Durden was recognized as the "Young Alumnus of the Year" by the
A contractor by trade, Durden has lent his talents on numerous occasions by rebuilding the footbridge across Eagle Creek and by annually remodeling and updating all of the suites at Paulson Stadium.
This is an award that Durden could not have imagined receiving after graduating from
“No way could I have envisioned this. From day one when I stepped foot on campus I have been indebted to this place. I received the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Durden. “Usually when you give you are repaid ten-fold in some form or fashion. I gave it up for the Eagles then and I try to repay that back each and every day. When they were calling out things that other award winners had done for their respective universities, mine was peanuts. It is simply amazing what people will give back to their university and community. I encourage everyone to do what they can to give back.”
Durden and his wife Lori, also a
“Lori and I certainly appreciated celebrating this moment with the distinguished group representing
“I could not have done any of this without the support of my wife Lori and my family. We are both graduates of
According to Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Sam Baker, “We are extremely proud to nominate Tim Durden for this award. Tim and his family have meant so much to the overall success of Georgia Southern Athletics, the Eagle Football Assistance Association and Southern Boosters. Tim helped build the championship tradition of Georgia Southern Football, and he has continued to support our Athletics Department. It is a privilege to honor Tim with this award.”
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2008 00:23