Two Facilities Services employees, Delmazine McAdoo and San San Lwin, were selected by Chancellor Folt to receive the 2017 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff.
The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. In 1984, he joined the families of his son, Knox Massey Jr., and daughter, Kay Massey Weatherspoon, to create the Massey-Weatherspoon fund. Income from the fund supports the Massey Awards and Carolina Seminars.
Chosen from campuswide nominations, the Massey Award recipients were honored at a luncheon hosted by Chancellor Folt April 22. McAdoo and Lwin were each presented with an award citation and received a $10,000 stipend.
McAdoo works to improve the quality of life for students in Connor Residence Hall in the Connor Community. Noted for her outstanding job performance and extraordinary warmth and friendliness, McAdoo is described by her nominators as “always upbeat” and “compassionate and caring.” She was also nominated for performing her duties with the utmost attention to the regulations, standards and procedures necessary to the job. In the words of a student, “It is always a pleasure to see her in the halls, and her outstanding commitment to service is clear.”
Lwin’s true passion is looking after students in McIver Residence Hall in the Kenan Community. “She not only loves and cares about her job, but she also loves and cares about us, the residents of Kenan Community,” wrote a nominator. She is valued for her professionalism, dedication and friendliness, with more than 58 residents and colleagues endorsing her nomination in appreciation of her outstanding work ethic and ability to create a “home-away-from-home” in their residence hall. Another nominator describes her as, “a constant force of positivity in our community.”