The Mackey Award is presented to Trevecca alumni who have excelled in leadership. 

Dr. Mardon and Richelle Day

Drs. Mardon and Richelle Day are 1990 graduates of the University. After leaving Trevecca, both went on to complete their training in podiatry at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. They are the founding partners of Nashville Family Foot Care in Nashville, Tenn., and have been providing podiatric services to the Nashville community for more than 20 years. 









Lawrence Hall Jr.

A Nashville native, Lawrence Hall (’93) currently serves as the vice president of external affairs and business development at Meharry Medical College, where he oversees government and community affairs as well as some business development efforts for the institution. After earning his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Trevecca, Hall received a master’s degree in public administration from Tennessee State University. He has previously served as the assistant director of governmental affairs, assistant vice president and vice president at Meharry. Prior to his work in higher education, Hall worked as a research analyst for the Tennessee General Assembly. For four years, Hall served as a member of the Nashville City Council, representing the 5th Council District of East Nashville.

Membership & Honors

Hall has served on the Margaret Maddox YMCA Board of Directors as well as the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Citizens Academy. 


Dr. Rondy Smith

Dr. Rondy Smith (’85) has a long Trevecca history. After graduating from the University with her bachelor’s degree, she worked as the assistant director of the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies degree completion program, the Bachelor of Arts in Management and Human Relations. After working in the corporate world for a number of years and completing a doctorate at Vanderbilt University, Smith returned to Trevecca in 1991, developing the curriculum for, and then serving as the founding director of Trevecca’s master’s program in organizational management. After about 10 years, Smith experienced a call into ministry. She served in her local congregation, Hermitage Church of the Nazarene, for 14 years. During that time, Smith founded Rest Stop Ministries, a long-term residential restoration program for women survivors of sex tra cking. She left the church to become the first CEO of Rest Stop Ministries in 2015.