Retiree of the Year

photo: Chancellor Loftin presenting the award certificate to Don Day

Don Day has earned the Chancellor’s Retiree of the Year Award.

Chancellor Bowen Loftin honored Don Day for his volunteer work to support a community garden project at his church. The project serves 25 refugee families that garden in addition to other families in the community. In addition, Don has been to El Salvador on several mission trips and is a Sunday School teacher in his “retirement.”

Begun in 1990, the Chancellor’s Retiree of the Year Awards focus on the accomplishments of former employees after their retirement. These accomplishments may involve volunteer service to the university, civic and welfare services, career and professional activities or other noteworthy achievements. Accomplishments prior to retirement are not considered in the selection process. Two awards are given: one to a faculty member and one to a staff member. Nominations are usually due around March 1 each year.