Alicia Evans wins August McKinley Award at Troy University

Posted: Monday, 13 August 2007

TROY, Ala. –Alicia Evans, cohort developer for the Marketing Department of Troy University’s Southeast Region, has won the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for August.

Evans, a member of the TROY staff since 1995, received the award Friday during the University’s faculty and staff convocation in the Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., chancellor, presented the award to Evans, who was nominated by Eddie James, associate director of marketing for the Southeast Region.

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.

James praised Evans for her dedication and tireless effort on behalf of the University.

“Alicia is easy to work with and willing to take on any task for the greater good of TROY,” James said. “She is instrumental in the successful completion of numerous conferences and meetings that are hosted at the Southeast Region and truly represents the best of TROY in her frequent interaction with the various vendors. She also serves as the editor of the SER Update, an e-zine for the staff and faculty and devotes many off-duty hours to making sure the Update is informative and interesting. Alicia is a caring co-worker and a joy to work with.”

Dr. David White, director of the Southeast Region, also commended Evans for her positive attitude and work ethic.

“Alicia is a joy to work with,” White said. “Her attitude is always positive and contagious. There is never a question regarding successful completion of a project she is responsible for. Alicia is resourceful and always supportive of the staff and sites within the Southeast Region.”