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Mountain Empire Grad Awarded Full-tuition Scholarship at LMU

Harrogate, Tennessee, May 10, 2017— Dustin Lee, of Rose Hill, Virginia, will receive a full-tuition scholarship to attend Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in the fall.

Lee is among hundreds of students transferring to LMU; however, he is just one of three students from area community colleges selected to receive full-tuition scholarships. The Trustees Transfer Scholarship is a special award presented by LMU to recipients are selected by the administration of their community college based on leadership and character.

“Our community college partnerships are vitally important to the University,” said Conrad Daniels, director of community college relations and veteran services at LMU. “Historically, some of our best and brightest graduates have come to us after the community college experience. This is another opportunity for the University to fulfill its mission by providing further educational opportunities for these students.”

Lee was selected by officials at Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) to receive the award based on his academic performance, leadership activities and desire to attend LMU. Lee served in a number of leadership roles while attending MECC. He was selected to serve as MECC diplomat and ambassador, selected to the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and served as the secretary of the travel club.

Lee plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology on the pre-med track at LMU. Since the very beginning of his academic career at Thomas Walker High School, Lee has aspired to become a physician. He plans to join the pre-health society at LMU and get involved with the community.

“This scholarship gives me the opportunity to do more and be more involved,” Lee said.

In addition to MECC, LMU will be awarding scholarships to students from Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College and Walters State Community College. The LMU Trustee Transfer Scholarships have been awarded since 2010.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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