February 27, Provo, Utah – Lana Porter, CEO and president of epixtech, inc., has been selected by Murray State University as a “2002 Distinguished Alumnus”. The award will be presented April 20 at the annual awards banquet held in the Curris Center on the Murray, Kentucky campus. Selected by executive officers of the Alumni Association, Porter is the 13th woman since 1962 to receive this award for her professional achievements. Sharing this year's honor with Porter is alumnus David Alexander, president of the Ernst and Young office in Dallas, Texas.
“I'm sincerely honored to be selected for this award from my alma mater, Murray State University,” said Porter. “The outstanding faculty and commitment to excellence at Murray State provided an essential foundation for the successes in my career and personal life. I reflect on both my undergraduate and master's degrees at Murray State as exceptional preparation for what has proven to be a multi-faceted and rewarding career path.”
Murray State University, consistently rated by USNews and World Report as one of the leading universities in the South, gives this prestigious award each year to Murray State alumni in recognition of extraordinary professional and personal achievements. Porter was cited as being “well grounded, not only in business, but also in the community,” noted Patti Jones, Associate Director of MSU Alumni Affairs. “She serves on various boards, contributing to the library community and to professional organizations. Lana has excelled in every aspect of her life.”
Past alumnus award winners include John Mak Carter, former editor of Good Housekeeping, and Edward G. McFarland, a well-known orthopedic surgeon at Johns Hopkins University.
Porter has also been chosen to deliver the keynote address at the upcoming 15th annual Murray State University “Celebrate Women” luncheon held in support of women's history month. Porter will be speaking on the diversity of women and their impact on the digital age. The purpose of the event is to encourage and enhance gender equity by honoring the past, present and potential accomplishments of women
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