Carolina’s Highest Honor

Scenic shot of trees on campusFive Carolina employees and one team have been selected as the 2023 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award winners, one of the most prestigious distinctions for faculty and staff. The awards were presented at a luncheon on April 22.

Established in 1980 by the late C. Knox Massey ’25 of Durham, the award recognizes “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees.

“Our University employees are critical in upholding the incredible excellence Carolina is known for,” said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. “Their hard work, dedication and exemplary skills are worth recognizing, but what really stands out about these Massey Award winners is the impact they’ve made on those around them. I’m humbled by their work, and I’m grateful for the chance to participate in honoring all they do for the University and the Carolina community.”

A Campus Health team, events organizer, producer, housing director and staff who keep facilities clean received the 2023 Massey Awards. Selected through a campus-wide nomination process, each winner receives a $10,000 stipend and an award citation.

This year’s winners are David Barnette, a building and environmental services technician within Facilities Services; Allan Blattner, the executive director of Carolina Housing; Ken Cleary, associate athletic director for GoHeels Productions; Melissa Mack, operations manager and special events coordinator for Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Chineka Stanley, a housekeeper within Facilities Services and the Campus Health leadership team – made up of Ken Pittman, Thevy Chai, Amy Sauls, and Michelle Camarena.

Read more about each winner and their service to Carolina…

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