Kevin McLellan Awarded 2019 MIT James N. Murphy Award

Kevin McLellan

Kevin McLellan, ACT’s Financial Assistant, was awarded the 2019 James N. Murphy Award in a convocation ceremony on Monday, May 13.

The James N. Murphy Award was established in 1967 in memory of James N. Murphy for his immeasurable contribution to community life at the Institute. It is given to a non-faculty employee whose spirit and loyalty exemplify this kind of inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students. Sustained contribution is a criterion for the award, but longevity, in itself, is not.

Kevin provides financial and operational support for the ACT community. Additionally, he selflessly imparts invaluable mentorship, assistance, and support to the ACT students and teaching assistants. Kevin was nominated for this award by the ACT students as a testament to his unwavering and continuous support of them and their work.

Kevin, who has worked at MIT since 1999, came to ACT by way of Global Studies and Languages, The Literature Section, and the Department of Facilities.

Kevin is the author of Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming), Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018), [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016), Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He won the 2015 Third Coast Poetry Prize and Gival Press’ 2016 Oscar Wilde Award, and his writing appears in several journals including: American Letters & CommentaryColorado ReviewCrazyhorseKenyon ReviewSugar House ReviewWestern Humanities Review, and Witness