Shannon Mawhiney - 2022 Staff Awardee

Digital Archivist, MSU Libraries 

For 10 years Shannon has focused her volunteer efforts to increasing the quality of life of others.   As current President of the Christian County Historical Society and Museum, Shannon works to acquire historical exhibit artifacts, materials and donations to maximize educational outreach.  She was instrumental in preserving the items found in the Christian County Courthouse time capsule which was sealed in 1920 and recently opened in 2021.  

Shannon also shares her time to helping those experiencing homelessness by regularly preparing lunches and developing outreach promotions for The Connecting Grounds.  And lastly, at home during the pandemic, she worked to 3D print nearly 1,000 parts for face shields and “ear savers” for Springfield area First Responders. 

For her service to community, Shannon Mawhiney is recognized as a recipient of the 2022 Staff Excellence in Community Engagement Award.