Renner honored with Massey Distinguished Service Award

Joy Renner, the director for the Division of Radiologic Science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, is one of six recipients of this year's C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff at UNC.

Joy Renner, director of the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Division of Radiologic Science, is one of six employees at UNC-Chapel Hill selected by Chancellor Carol L. Folt to receive the 2016 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff.

Already a distinguished faculty member, student advisor and division administrator, Renner advanced her service to the University as a leading voice on the Faculty Athletics Committee. A member of the committee since 2009 and chair since 2012, she spearheaded freedom of expression and open inquiry during unprecedented challenges to academics in 2010. Renner earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Carolina and joined the University 30 years ago. A clinical associate professor, she is an award-winning academic advisor and earned the Edward Kidder Graham Outstanding Professor Award in recognition of her significant impact on undergraduate studies. She also serves on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and the Ethics and Integrity Working Group.

“The Massey Award is one of the most heartfelt recognitions we have,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “It honors our very best, the people whose hard work, care for others and dedication sets the standard of excellence that we think of when we think of Carolina. We thank them for their incredible contributions.”

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, to create the Massey-Weatherspoon fund. Income from the fund supports the Massey Awards and Carolina Seminars.

Chosen from campus-wide nominations, the Massey Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon hosted by Chancellor Folt on April 16. Each will receive a $7,500 stipend and an award citation.

Additional award winners can be found here.