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John Kean, sports information director at Missouri S&T, received the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s (GLVC) Dr. Thomas Kearns Service Award at a reception for the athletic conference May 22 in St. Louis.
For 28 years, Kean has served as S&T’s sports information director. The GLVC award is named in honor of Thomas Kerns, who served as Northern Kentucky’s faculty athletic representative for 23 years and helped develop the GLVC.
Also during the conference, Missouri S&T received the GLVC’s Dr. Joseph J. McGowan Visionary Award for the “Pioneers of Miner Women’s Athletics” program. Mark Mullin, athletic director, and Debbie Hickey, assistant athletic director, accepted the award on the university’s behalf.