Linda Scanlon wins Troy University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for May

Posted: Tuesday, 18 May 2010

TROY, Ala.—Linda Scanlon, information desk supervisor for Auxiliary Services at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, has received the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for May.

Scanlon, who has been a member of the Troy University staff since 1996, received the award during a ceremony Tuesday in the General Academic Building on the Troy Campus. Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor, presented the award to Scanlon, who was nominated by Rachel Skipworth, Auxiliary Services coordinator.

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, Skipworth praised Scanlon for her dedication and work ethic.

“Linda Scanlon is a very hard-working individual who strives to maintain a professional and efficient work environment,” Skipworth said. “She goes beyond the call of duty to make sure students, faculty, staff and visitors are taken care of in a timely manner. As a Troy University employee, she truly cares about her job and the University. She takes pride in her job and in making sure everyone has a good experience while on the Troy University campus.”

Scanlon was surprised by the award.

“Working for Troy University has been an absolute joy for me,” Scanlon said. “I have worked with so many wonderful people through the years. I am very grateful to receive this award.”


Linda Scanlon, information desk supervisor at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus, receives the University’s Vergil Parks McKinley Award for May from TROY Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., during a ceremony on Tuesday. Scanlon was nominated for the award by Rachel Skipworth, Auxiliary Services coordinator (left). The monthly award is the highest honor given to non-faculty staff members and includes a $350 stipend and an engraved clock.