Three Pulaski residents receive Martin Methodist presidential medallion
May 15, 2017
Interim President Robby Shelton awarded the coveted presidential medallion to three Pulaski residents at Martin Methodist College’s (MMC) annual Jubilee Dinner on May 5: William “Bill” and Harriet Norrie and Joe W. Henry Jr.
The presidential medallion is the highest honor at MMC and is bestowed on individuals who have contributed outstanding service and support to the college, the community, the church or to society in general.
The Norries have been substantial supporters of MMC in countless ways but most notably for their generous donation of 12 Steinway pianos to the college’s music department, establishing MMC as one of the few all Steinway schools in the country. Harriet has served on the MMC Board of Trustees since 2015.
Joe W. Henry Jr., an attorney in Pulaski, Tenn, has been a dedicated supporter of MMC for many years. He is a 1966 alumnus and has served on the board of trustees for over 30 years. He has been instrumental in Martin’s growth over the years, from increasing enrollment, to adding additional programs (academic and athletic), to campus brick and mortar improvements. Henry has also been heavily involved in MMC’s athletic program, serving as the trustee athletic committee chair for many years.
“All three of these recipients are invaluable to MMC and have continuously gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve this college and this community,” said Interim President Robby Shelton. “I’m so very fortunate to work with them, and I’m blessed to call them my friends.”