Lynn Rushing wins Troy University’s McKinley Award for July

Posted: Monday, 28 July 2008

TROY-Lynn Rushing, records specialist in the Academic Evaluation Center at Troy University, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for July.

Rushing, who has been a member of the TROY staff since 2003, received the award Monday during a ceremony in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., TROY chancellor, presented the award to Rushing, who was nominated by Donna Bragg, director of the Academic Evaluation Center and assistant registrar.

The McKinley Award is the highest honor that Troy University gives to a non-faculty staff member. It is presented monthly to an employee who has demonstrated outstanding attitude, innovation and work ethic. The award was established by former Texaco CEO John McKinley in honor of his father, Vergil Parks McKinley, who was a Troy University professor during the early 20th century and was key to the development of the University’s athletic program. Winners of this award receive an engraved clock and a $350 stipend.

In a letter of nomination, Bragg said Rushing exemplifies every aspect of the McKinley Award.

“Lynn is dedicated, trustworthy and is always prepared to go above and beyond what is required to get the job done,” Bragg said. “In addition, not only does her workload get done, it is done with outstanding accuracy. She has an outstanding attitude and work ethic, which only complements her overall skills when dealing with faculty, staff and students.”

Rushing, a Troy resident, said she was honored to receive the award.

“It is wonderful to work for such a great boss and with great co-workers,” Rushing said. “I thank you so much for this award.”

Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Lynn Rushing, a records specialist in the Academic Evaluation Center, receives Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for July from Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., (right) and Donna Bragg, director of the Academic Evaluation Center and assistant, during a ceremony on Monday at the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor on the Troy Campus. She received $350 and an engraved clock. (TROY photo)