Distinguished Alumni


J. Lamar Hennon

J. Lamar Hennon is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Memorial University.  He came to LMU in 1955 on a baseball scholarship, where he enjoyed a successful career as a student and an athlete.  After graduation, Hennon returned to his home in North Georgia, where he taught and coached for several years.  In 1962, he entered the carpet business, and since that time, he has been involved in a number of related businesses. Currently, he is president of Carpets of Dalton.  Under his leadership, his business has grown into one of the most highly respected and well-known of its kind in the country.

Dr. Hennon was responsible for the major renovation of the baseball field at LMU in 1989, later named Lamar Hennon Field in his honor.  Dr. Hennon also contributed significantly to the 5,000 square foot auxiliary gymnasium in Tex Turner Arena to serve as a winter home for the University’s baseball and softball programs.  Currently, he serves as chair of the University’s Athletic Committee, which is working towards raising $1 million dollars.  The fundraising campaign will benefit the athletic program at LMU and its many student athletes.

In addition to generously giving of his time and talent to LMU, he is also active in supporting athletics at Dalton High School in Dalton, Georgia.