NICLEY AWARDED FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP AT LMU
June 22, 2012 - Harrogate, Tennessee, June 18, 2012— Linda Nicley, of Sharps Chapel, Tenn., will be among hundreds of transfer students entering Lincoln Memorial University. However, she is one of just five transfer students from area community colleges who have been selected to receive a full-tuition scholarships.
Nicley was selected by officials at Walters State Community College to receive the award based on her academic performance and desire to attend LMU. For the past two years, she has attended classes at Walters State’s Claiborne County Campus in Tazewell, Tenn. A mother of four, Nicley returned to school following a lengthy break in her education.
“This scholarship represents all my hard work. Being a mom and wife, deciding to return to school was a major decision,” Nicley said. “Receiving this award is an example I can share with my kids. When you work hard and give 100%people will notice.”
Nicley will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education at LMU. She would like to teach kindergarten or first grade after she completes her degree and plans to continue her education at the master’s level. She is a graduate of Horace Maynard High School and earned an associates degree in business administration from Knoxville Business College. She is the daughter of Kim and Robin Cox and is married to Aaron Nicley. She and her husband have four children - Carson, 9, Connor, 8, Carter, 5 and Caidee, 4.
In additional to Walters State, LMU will be awarding scholarships to transfer students from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, Pellissippi State Community College, Northeast State Community College and Roane State Community college. The scholarships have been awarded annually since 2010.
“Our community college partnerships are vitally important the University. Historically, some of our best and brightest graduates have come to us after the community college experience. This is another opportunity for the University to fulfill its mission by providing further educational opportunities for these students,” LMU Dean of Community College Partnerships and Articulation Conrad Daniels said.
Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPTION: Walters State Community College President Wade McCamey presents Linda Nicley with her full-tuition scholarship to Lincoln Memorial University. Also pictured are Walters State Director of Financial Aid Matthew Hunter and LMU Dean of Community College Partnerships and Articulation Conrad Daniels.
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