Two LWC Members Honored by Parks and Recreation Profession
Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 [4:10 PM]
LWC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Holloway (center) is joined by
LWC recreation, tourism and sport management majors after receiving
a Special Citation from the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society.
At left is LWC Assistant Professor of Recreation, Tourism and Sport
Management Tricia Day; third from left is LWC senior Tracy McClain,
who received two awards from the KRPS.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two members of the Lindsey
Wilson College community were honored Friday for their
contributions to Kentucky's recreation and parks profession.
Lindsey Wilson Board of Trustees Chair Robert Holloway received a
Special Citation from the Kentucky Recreation and Park Society
efforts to promote healthy living on LWC'S A.P. White Campus.
Holloway made the lead gift for the Doris and Bob Holloway Health
& Wellness Center.
LWC senior Tracy McClain of Harrodsburg, Ky., received two honors
from the statewide group. She received the McClellan Award, a
scholarship given to the top Kentucky undergraduate in the
recreation and park profession; and she also received the KRPS
Outstanding College Senior Award. McClain is a recreation, tourism
and sport management major with a double-major in Christian
Holloway and McClain were honored at the KRPS 2009 Annual
Conference Awards Lunch.
"It's a great honor to receive both awards, but I owe a lot of it
to my professor, Dr. Tricia Day, who is always there to help us out
and constantly encourages us to pursue more education and
professional opportunities," McClain said.
In addition to being named on President's or Dean's lists every
semester she has been at LWC, McClain has also held a number of
leadership positions on campus and has been active with the A.P.
White Campus' ministries program. Last summer, she was an intern in
the Noblesville, Ind., parks and recreation department.
, who is assistant professor of recreation,
tourism and sport management, said it has been "an absolute
work with McClain.
"She's just been an absolute delight to have for the last four
years," Day said. "She always goes above and beyond what's asked of
her. She really gets it -- she gets that this is a service industry
and that you have to have that kind of mindset in order to succeed.
She just excels in and out of the classroom in everything she
Currently under construction, the 73,223-square-foot Holloway
Health & Wellness Center will be opened later this school year.
The Holloway Center will include an indoor track, three basketball
courts; an eight-lane pool; a rock-climbing wall; recreational
areas; wrestling room, and rooms with cardiovascular
"What Mr. Holloway has done for Lindsey Wilson is absolutely
phenomenal," McClain said. "The student body is so excited to have
the Holloway Center opened because it will encourage more people to
lead healthier lifestyles."