CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Six employees – including UNC Lineberger’s Ruben Gonzalez-Crespo - have been selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp to receive 2011 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gives faculty and staff. Gonzalez-Crespo is a recruitment specialist and oncology clinical research medical hispanic interpreter.
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 9. Each will receive a $6,000 stipend and an award citation.