Lily McCain inducted into Second Wind Hall of Fame

Published 10:56 am Wednesday, October 30, 2019

There was a surprise awaiting Dr. Lily McCain when she attended a rehearsal of the Community Chorus at Tryon Presbyterian Church. She was about to become the most recent inductee to the Second Wind Hall of Fame, with the Community Chorus sponsoring her nomination.


Lily has been active in the Isothermal Belt community since moving to Campobello in 2014 from Flint, Michigan. She had recently retired from C.S. Mott Community College, where she taught for 39 years. Upon her retirement, she immediately signed up for the Community Chorus and sings second soprano. This year she joined the Chorus’ board of directors. 

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Lily is active with her church, New Pilgrim Baptist Church, in Campobello. She is a member of the Faith Walkers, who visit those who are sick or shut in at hospitals, nursing homes and their homes. She is co-chair of the church’s scholarship program, and was one of the organizers of a successful fund-raising dinner and program last February to support scholarships for African-American students.


Lily is a member of the American Association of University Women, Tryon Area Branch and a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Jackson, MI. She is also a U.S. Army veteran.


She holds a doctorate of philosophy in psychology and counseling from Wayne State University in Detroit and was a psychology professor at C.S. Mott for most of her career. Her hobbies include meditating, creating, writing, fishing, reading, biking, traveling and baking.


The Community Chorus and Second Wind Hall of Fame are pleased to honor Dr. Lily McCain for her significant contributions to the community.


The Second Wind Hall of Fame recognizes the volunteer efforts of people in the Isothermal Belt community who are over the age of 60. To nominate a worthy volunteer to the SWHOF, contact Manfred Walter at


Submitted by Sandra Sibley


Linda Lee Reynolds, left, board president of the Community Chorus, with Second Wind Hall of Fame inductee, Dr. Lily McCain.