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KY Parks & Recreation Profession honors Mr. Holloway, Ms. McClain

State group honors Lindsey Wilson Trustee, Mr. Holloway for Doris and Bob Holloway Health & Wellness Center; Harrodsburg senior Tracy McClain receives McClellan Award, and the Kentucky Parks and Recreation Professionals Outstanding College Senior Award

By Duane Bonifer, LWC Director of Public Relations

LOUISVILLE, KY - Two members of the Lindsey Wilson College community were honored Friday, November 20, 2009, 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 for his 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 ministries.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.

Ms. McClain has outstanding academic record at LWC

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.Day, who is assistant professor of recreation, tourism and sport management, said it has been "an absolute delight" to 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 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 does."

Holloway Health & Wellness Center will be opened later this school year

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 equipment.

"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."

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KY travel professionals recognize LWC standouts

2009-11-24 - Louisville, KY - Photo by Duane Bonifer. LWC photo. 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. From left are Dr. Tricia Day, Assistant Professor of Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management, Anne Houliston, Ayr, UK; Tracy McClain, Harrodsburg, KY; Jared Long, Stanford, KY; Mary Shea, Eubank, KY; Dr. Robert Holloway, Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Justin Cason, Louisville, KY; Edie Foley, Liberty, KY; Austin Tronzo, Bardstown, KY; Zach Prichard, Oklahoma City, OK; Cody Wales, Huntsville, AL; Weston Isaacs, Elizabethtown, TN.
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