Meet Lynne Trusty, October’s Staff Member of the Month

Lynne Trusty

Lynne Trusty, operations coordinator in the Department of Civil Engineering, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for October. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. 

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?

Trusty: 11 years. 

IOM: What is your hometown? 

Trusty: I have lived in Water Valley for 23 years, but lived in many locations prior to attending college at Ole Miss due to my father being an officer in the United States Army. 

IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory. 

Trusty: My favorite Ole Miss memory happened at the Ole Miss vs. LSU football game the weekend after Chucky Mullins was hurt in 1989. I was moved by the generosity of not only our fans, but also the LSU fans, as they passed empty KFC buckets through the stands of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium collecting money for Chucky.

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work? 

Trusty: Working directly with the students is hands down what I enjoy most about working in my department.

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Trusty: I have four children and one grandson, so I spend a lot of time at competitive cheer competitions, and at the football and baseball fields.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?

Trusty: To be able to rent a yacht and travel the coast of Greece

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Trusty: I actually have two: “Schindler’s List” and “A Time to Kill”

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?

Trusty: All of the football pregame activities including tailgating in the Grove, watching the football team on the Walk of Champions, “Locking the Vaught” and waiting to see who is going to ask the crowd “Are you ready?”

IOM: What is a fun fact about you?

Trusty: I lived in 19 places before I graduated high school.

IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone alive or dead/fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Trusty: I would like to be able to sit down with Arthur Schindler and ask him what caused him to take the risks that he did during World War II to save the hundreds that he did from the concentration camps. I would like to find out what his thoughts are on the state of society now.

IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Trusty: Outgoing, nurturing and probably over-extended with activities in my personal life!

IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history – past, present, or future – what would it be?

Trusty: I would like to be able to go back and live in the 1950s where lifestyles were so much simpler.

IOM: If I could be an animal for a day, I would be a ____

Trusty: Dog. 

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