Alexander Pope said, "All mankind's concern is charity," and Donald Eugene Pope is a man who has spent his life putting legs to love and charity toward his fellow man. When he learned that two of his friends who could not otherwise have gone to college were able to attend Lincoln Memorial University because of scholarships they received, he decided an institution that showed such concern for human beings was the place for him. He enrolled at LMU in 1951 and was a student here until his education was interrrupted by the Korean War.
After Mr. Pope returned to civilian life, he began a highly successful career in manufacturing, constructing steel buildings and working in real estate development. fro condominiums, residential neighborhoods and farming. Throughout his life, Mr. Pope has been a man who has quietly gone about doing things. He has helped a multitude of people, and he does his good deeds quietly without fanfare. He has given selflessly to many causes and he has frequently aided individuals. He is devoted to his family, and yet he finds time to be a remarkable public servant and community-minded citizen.
His name on Pope Hall on the main campus of LMU is a wonderful reminder of what the generosity of a giving hert and the hard work of a dedicated spirit can accomplish.