Shelton honored with Servant Leadership Award
May 15, 2017
Martin Methodist College (MMC) presented the 2017 Servant Leadership Alumni Award to Interim President Robby Shelton, a 1985 MMC alumnus and a lifelong servant to the college, his church and community.
The Servant Leadership Alumni Award was started in 2011 and is based on three criteria: mercy, acts of benevolence or compassion to others in the community, justice, and servant leadership, and Robby Shelton is the epitome of all three.
“Robby has been one of the most ardent supporters of MMC as an alumnus. He works tirelessly for this institution in whatever role he is asked to do. He lives and breathes Martin and has been an incredible ‘servant’ leader, putting Martin above almost everything else and not caring who gets the accolades.
Robby has been employed at MMC since 1988 and before becoming interim president, served as vice president for campus life and enrollment management since 2005. “It was my honor to bestow this award on Robby. He has dedicated his life to MMC and has been a true servant leader in every aspect,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees Byron Trauger.
“I was overwhelmed and surprised when my name was called to receive this award,” Shelton said. “MMC is my home, and I couldn’t accomplish anything without the help and support of my Martin family. They are at the root of everything I do, and I am simply humbled and thankful.”
Robby is married to Julie Stoughtenger Shelton, and they reside in Pulaski, Tenn., with their five children.