Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks students Mikolay and Terwilliger awarded Phil Davis Scholarship

Students Holly Terwilliger (far left) and Andrew Mikolay were awarded the Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks Phil Davis Scholarship for 2012-2013. Dr. John Keeney (far right) presented the scholarships to the recipients.
Senior students Andrew Mikolay and Holly Terwilliger have been 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 the Lake campus at the time.

“Andrew and Holly embody the qualities the Phil Davis scholarship focuses on and we are pleased to honor these two individuals with this prestigious scholarship. They continue to register solid academic performances and demonstrate a willingness to encourage and assist their fellow students.” 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 away from cancer only a few classes short of obtaining his bachelor’s degree.

Both scholarship awardees are from Osage Beach. Mikolay is majoring in human services while Terwilliger is working toward a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate degree in nursing.

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.