Duncan and Pahlman awarded Phil Davis Scholarship

Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks

Students Jonathan Pahlman (left) and Shanda Duncan were awarded the Phil Davis Scholarship for 2013 from Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks on April 21, 2013.

May 1, 2013

Shanda Duncan of Iberia, Mo., and Jonathan Pahlman of Camdenton, Mo., have been selected to receive the Phil Davis scholarship at Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks. Pahlman is pursuing a degree in both History and Education while Duncan is majoring in Healthcare Management. 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.

 “Jonathan and Shanda continue to register solid academic performances and demonstrate a willingness to encourage and assist their fellow students,” Lake campus director Dr. John Keeney said. “Both embody the qualities the Phil Davis scholarship focuses on and we are pleased to honor these two individuals with this prestigious scholarship.” 

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.

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.