17 receive Lovejoy graduate scholarships

LaGRANGE — The Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund Committee of Fuller E. Callaway Foundation today announced the award of scholarship grants totaling $232,191 to 17 graduate school students from this area.

Funds for the graduate scholarships were provided by a bequest in the will of Fuller E. Callaway III, who died in 1971. Scholarship grants under the program vary according to the cost of attendance of the individual applicants and are renewable based on the applicant’s satisfactory academic performance.

The students, graduate schools they will attend and degrees they are seeking are:

• Brian Anderson, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, doctor of osteopathic medicine;

• Rebekah Arnold, University of Alabama, master of accounting;

• Catherine Arrington, University of West Georgia, master of science nursing;

• Jadde-Symone Barnes, Columbus State University, master of counseling;

• Sarah Burek, Southern New Hampshire University, master of science marketing;

• Kendall Butler, Auburn University, master of real estate development;

• Lindsey Cole, Life University, doctor of chiropractic;

• De’sa Fuller, LaGrange College, master of teaching;

• Tyler Jackson, University of Georgia, master of accounting;

• Taylor Kohn, University of Georgia, doctor of pharmacy;

• Codi Norred, Emory University, master of divinity;

• Kimberly Pauley, Mercer University, doctor of physical therapy;

• Christopher Roman, University of Georgia, master of kinesiology;

• Matthew Sherman, Wichita State University, physician assistant;

• Stephen Smith, Kennesaw State University, master of quality assurance;

• Chelsey Stump, Columbus State University, education specialist; and

• John Wagner, Georgia Regents University, medical doctor.

The graduate studies scholarship grants were open to any person enrolled or accepted in any accredited post-graduate program of study. First preference is given to children of former employees of Callaway Mills who graduated from high school in Troup County and currently live in Troup County.

Second preference was given to those who currently live in Troup County and graduated from high school in Troup County. Third preference was given to those who have been employed or lived in Troup County for the last five years or more and can demonstrate a likelihood of employment in Troup County after completion of the graduate degree. For those students within two years of completing their undergraduate degree or graduate degree, if consecutive, residency within Troup County is based on the residency of their parent or guardian.

In accordance with the terms of Callaway’s will, the Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund was established in memory of the late Hatton Lovejoy, a prominent LaGrange attorney.

At the time of his death in April, 1964, Lovejoy was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Callaway Foundation Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of Callaway Mills Company and vice president of the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation.

Fuller E. Callaway III was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fuller E. Callaway Jr., and the father of Mark Clayton Callaway.

The Scholarship Fund is administered by a committee consisting of Ellen Hudson Harris, Joyce Morgan-Young and H. Speer Burdette III.