Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks students Cochran and Robinett awarded Phil Davis Scholarship

Joseph Cochran (left) and Tracy Robinett were awarded the Phil Davis Scholarship from Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks for 2011.
Joseph Cochran and Tracy Robinett were selected to receive the Phil Davis Scholarship at Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks. The scholarship is named in honor of a former student, Gerald ‘Phil’ Davis and was started in 1996 by his wife, Barbara Davis, and Dr. Mary Luetkemeyer, an English professor at Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks at the time.  

“Joseph and Tracy continue to register solid academic performances and demonstrate a willingness to encourage and assist their fellow students. They embody the qualities the Phil Davis Scholarship focuses on and we are pleased to honor these two individuals with this prestigious scholarship,” said Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks Director Dr. John Keeney.


Davis is long remembered for his dedication to the community and the pursuit of his education. He volunteered with the local fire department and also devoted many hours of his time to his fellow students. Davis passed way from cancer only a few classes short of obtaining his bachelor’s degree.

Cochran and Robinett are both senior history majors and hale from Iberia and Brumley, respectively. Cochran currently serves as Miller County assessor and has worked in that office for more than 14 years while Robinett is in his fifth year as an officer with the Osage Beach Police Department.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be of junior or senior status, maintain a 3.0 GPA and make a positive contribution to the campus community. Campus faculty members nominate and select the winners each spring. Each student received $500 to pursue their degrees at the campus.

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