Tom Fulton Wins Calian Award for Campus Community Service

Facilities Director Tom Fulton is the 2018 recipient of the Calian Award for Campus Community Service. This award is given to an exemplary member of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary community who demonstrates excellence in carrying out responsibilities and volunteer assignments and also expresses a caring spirit of good will and hope essential in life together as a community. The award is given in recognition that all members of the community are an important part of the success of the Seminary.

“Tom’s work is often unnoticed, unless there is a problem. He is a humble servant who goes about his work each day not looking for reward or recognition—just the desire to do the best job possible each and every day,” said Tom Hinds, vice president for finance and administration.  “He is there when the power or water is out, when a tree falls, training new guards over the weekend, setting up weekend events, and so much more. Tom has an energy, enthusiasm, passion and pride for the Seminary.”

This year Tom celebrates 21 years of service at PTS. Then president C. Samuel Calian hired Tom for the position. “It’s with thanks that I receive this honor funded by Sam and Doris Calian,” said Fulton.

“With so many deserving people on campus, it was humbling to hear my name called for this award,” said Fulton. “I didn’t receive this honor without the support of everyone in my department.”

In the past year Fulton has worked with Seminary crews and external contractors on a number of large projects, including the maintenance garage construction, restroom updates, library renovation, and chapel elevator and sanctuary improvements. “Hopefully these campus improvements can continue under the current Seminary’s leadership,” said Fulton. In addition Fulton has served recently on a number of campus committees: Safety, Security, Library Renovation, Chapel Renewal, Institutional Effectiveness, and Facilities Master Plan among others.

Fulton is married with two adult sons.