Former staff member Jayne Smith and volunteer netball coach Alanna Taylor had their contributions to Lincoln recognised at a University Council meeting this week.
They both received Lincoln University Medals from Chancellor Bruce Gemmell during a special ceremony.
Jayne coordinated the Ways of Wellness (WOW) programme at Lincoln in 2014, organising walks and workshops, encouraging people to get up and move, or even do a stretch, and offering mindfulness to help deal with stress and promote relaxation for a busy campus staff.
Within the Recreation Centre, Jayne played a central role in the rehabilitation of many members of staff as they recovered from car accidents, hip replacements and other debilitating conditions.
She described her award as a privilege, which she would accept on behalf of the whole community of people who brought about wellbeing at Lincoln.
Alanna has coached netball at Lincoln since 2012, is involved in fundraising and devotes a large amount of her own time to getting student netballers on court.
She said her involvement in netball at Lincoln began in 2002 when she was a student. Seventeen years later, she didn’t imagine the University would be honouring her.
Alanna said she had made long-lasting friendships through netball, and thanked the Recreation Centre staff for their support.
First Image: Alanna Taylor receives her Lincoln University Medal and citation from Chancellor Bruce Gemmell.
Main Image: Jayne Smith addresses the audience after being presented with her LU Medal.