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, in creating the Massey-Weatherspoon fund. Income from the fund supports the Massey Awards and Carolina Seminars.
Thorp will honor the recipients, who were chosen from nominations from the campus community, at an awards luncheon on April 27. Each will receive a $7,500 stipend and an award citation. With the growth of the endowment, each award is increasing from $6,000 to $7,500.
This year’s recipients are:
- Tammy Cotton, a housekeeper who works at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Thurston Bowles building;
- Mary Craven, a retired administrative assistant in Housekeeping Services;
- Nancy Davis, retired associate vice chancellor for university relations;
- James R. “Bud” Harper, retired associate dean of medical alumni affairs and a clinical professor in the School of Medicine;
- Eunice N. Sahle, chair and associate professor in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies; and
- Regina Stabile, director of institutional records and reporting compliance in the Office of University Counsel.
Published April 3, 2013.