Joey Gilbert, Ken Daniels, Dr. Nancy Moody, Conrad Daniels
CONRAD DANIELS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP ESTABLISHED AT LMU
February 9, 2009 - Harrogate, Tennessee—Among the thousands of students who have graduated from Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in the past 34 years, hundreds will tell you that they chose LMU for one reason: Conrad Daniels. The LMU Director of Admissions has been the guiding light that has aided many students in the tri-state region on their way to higher education. Now thanks to an endowed scholarship established in his name at least one student a year will be able to say they owe their education to Conrad Daniels.
The Conrad Daniels Endowed Scholarship has been established by Ken Daniels in the name of his brother. Like his brother, Ken Daniels is an alumnus of LMU. A successful businessman, Ken Daniels chose to give back to his alma mater and honor his brother’s 34-year career at LMU with an endowed scholarship. While the endowment grows, Ken Daniels will also fund an annual scholarship so that The Conrad Daniels Endowed Scholarship can be awarded right away.
“I really believe that education is something that you work for and earn yourself. Once you earn it, it can’t be taken away from you,” Ken Daniels said. “As I have traveled around, once I introduce myself and tell people a little about myself, LMU usually comes up. As soon as I tell them that Conrad is my brother I usually hear ‘I love Conrad’ or ‘Conrad is the reason I went to LMU.’ I am really proud to be able to establish this scholarship in his honor.”
The Daniels brothers grew up on a farm in Claiborne County and have decided that criteria for awarding the scholarship will include the recipient being a graduate of a high school in Claiborne County. Further criteria are being established and the first scholarship will be awarded on April 20 at LMU’s Awards Ceremony.
“It is an honor to have a scholarship established in my name and to be able to present it each year to a graduate of a Claiborne County high school. We have many outstanding and deserving young men and women in Claiborne County and the surrounding counties in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia,” Daniels said. “We chose to have the scholarship awarded to a graduate of a high school in Claiborne County for a very simple reason. Kenny, seven brothers, three sisters and I graduated from a high school in Claiborne County.”
Conrad Daniels graduated from LMU in 1975. Upon graduation, Conrad Daniels joined LMU’s recruitment office going to work for D.H. Dagley Associates, who LMU contracted with at the time. When the University brought their recruitment in-house, Conrad Daniels was tapped to lead the office of admissions. He has worked in that position ever since. Today at LMU there are many students who like their parents and grandparents were recruited by Conrad Daniels.
“Conrad has made a difference in the lives of students and in the life of the University. This endowed scholarship creates a legacy for the service that he has provided for over 30 years to aspiring students. I can think of no better tribute to a career and a man that has helped so many than a scholarship bearing his name,” LMU President Nancy Moody said. “This is particularly memorable because both Conrad and Kenny are LMU graduates. Kenny was one of the thousands of young men and women who Conrad recruited to pursue their degree at LMU.”
Contributions can be made to The Conrad Daniels Endowed Scholarship by contacting Joey Gilbert, director of development, at 423.869.6359.
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 email@example.com.
CAPTION: LMU Alumnus Ken Daniels presents President Nancy B. Moody with a check to establish the Conrad Daniels Scholarship at LMU as Director of Admission Conrad Daniels and Director of Development Joey Gilbert look on. The Conrad Daniels Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate of a Claiborne County high school annually.
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