Jackson “Jack” C. Pettyjohn, business development manager for the Engineering, Utilities and Public Works Training Institute of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), has received the Regents Fellow Service Award from The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.
The prestigious award is among the highest honors given by the Regents, and is given annually to the Texas A&M University System’s top faculty and staff who are making a lifetime commitment to public service. Pettyjohn, who received the award in December, becomes one of only 29 individuals named Regents Fellows.
Based out of the TEEX Houston Regional Training Center, Pettyjohn is responsible for the development and delivery of safety programs to both public and private sector clients.
“Undoubtedly, Mr. Pettyjohn’s devotion and tireless efforts have inspired and given direction to many,” says TEEX Director Kem Bennett, “and saved the lives of countless others in the construction industry in Texas and throughout the nation.”
The Regents Fellows awards were designed to honor senior-level service delivery professionals who have provided exemplary service not only to their university or agency, but also to the community, the state, the nation and the world. Eligibility requires five years employment at an A&M University System agency, distinguished record of public service, recognition within his field, and a demonstrated commitment to his institution. Each recipient is given a monetary award, A&M System Medallion for academic regalia, and a commemorative plaque.
Pettyjohn, who joined TEEX in 1985, has also received the TEEX Distinguished Service Award in 1996, and the Governor’s Special Achievement Award for State Employees in 1993.