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Release date: April 24 , 2006
Wayland honors music professor with faculty award

PLAINVIEW –Dr. Scott Herrington, professor of music and director of choral activities at Wayland Baptist University, was honored with the Maloney Award during the university’s annual awards banquet.

              The award recognizes a faculty member from throughout the WBU system for academic excellence and leadership, being an example of Christian commitment and making a positive contribution to the lives of students. The honor bears a cash award and a plaque.

              Herrington was nominated for the award by Dr. Ann Stutes, chair of the division of fine arts. He has taught music at Wayland since 1992, leading the International Choir and overseeing other choral programs. In her recommendation letter, Stutes notes Herrington’s strength as a Christian educator who integrates his faith into all his teaching and models servant leadership.

              Herrington is also noted for his high academic and musical standards for his students and the superb training he provides for future leaders. His choral ensembles require hard work and excellence but students see the value of their effort in the finished product.

              “As a colleague, Dr. Herrington is our voice of wisdom, balance, and vision. He is slow to share his personal opinion, always thinking through issues as they relate to the good of the department and the university as a whole,” said Stutes in her nomination. “As a music faculty, he guides us. Personally, I consider him to be a bright beacon that I willingly follow in both my professional and personal life.”

              The Maloney Faculty Award was established by Dr. Mary Maloney, associate professor of business at Wayland's campus in Phoenix, Ariz., since 1993, through a foundation she set up in memory of her parents. Maloney spent much of her career at St. John's University in New York, serving in a variety of capacities, notably as vice president of the business school and later as assistant to the president for strategic planning.