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Ann Long Honored With Doc Quick Staff Award at Mississippi College

May 15, 2014

Ann Long’s loyalty, faithfulness and hard work for years at Mississippi College made her an outstanding selection as the university’s staff member of the year.

The 2014 winner of the Doc Quick staff service award, Long is known as “Queen Ann” to many of her admirers in the MC admissions office.

An integral part of the university’s admissions team for nearly a decade, Long provides royal service to students, parents, and other MC constituents year-round.

“She’s just a day brightener,” says assistant admissions director Michael Wright. “This award is so exciting to see because it makes the rest of the Clinton campus aware of Ann’s amazing heart of service that we in the admissions office get to see every day. It is so well-deserved.”

First hired as a staffer with the Office of the Registrar in 1987, Long was named coordinator of degree audits at the office in 2002. She’s been a solid player behind the scenes in the basement of Nelson Hall as an admissions assistant since April 2005.

It’s fitting that Ann Long receive an award named for the late Doc Quick, a retired former MC administrator, mentor to many and beloved university icon for decades, colleagues say.

“She loves the college as he did and can be counted on to be here on time and will work until the job is done,” said Jim Turcotte, vice president for enrollment services and dean of students. “Ann never seeks attention or praise because serving others is her most endearing characteristic.”

Her loyalty and devotion to MC were things that were extremely important to Doc Quick, Turcotte said.

Other staffers were delighted Long’s honor was announced at Mississippi College’s spring commencement on May 10.

“She is one of the kindest ladies I know and is always willing to help our students,” said Angie Hardin, the MC admissions office manager and campus visit coordinator. “She understands whenever they are in a dilemma, but handles them with such gentleness. She has also been such a blessing to work with the students who qualify for Veterans Administration aid.”

No doubt, the Clinton resident is among the most beloved members of the MC family who offers service with a smile as she assists thousands of students.

“Anyone that knows Ann will discover how genuinely sweet of a person she is,” says admissions director Kyle Brantley. “She immediately brightens up your day.”

Photo: Ann Long, winner of the 2014 Doc Quick staff service award.