Madisonville Community College students Elizabeth Fleming, Jessica Chavis, and
Kristen Casey have been awarded scholarships from the Dr. Lea Ann Davenport Memorial
Endowment for the 2016-2017 academic year based on their exemplary academic.
Elizabeth Fleming, of Manitou, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Fleming is currently
completing coursework towards an Associate in Science degree and anticipates graduating
in spring 2017. She plans to transfer to Murray State University to pursue a Bachelor
of Science degree in Computer Information Systems.
Jessica Chavis, of Madisonville, has been awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2016-2017
academic year. She plans to complete her Associate in Arts degree in Fall 2016 and
transfer to Kentucky Wesleyan University to work towards a doctoral degree in dentistry.
Kristen Casey, of Central City, has been awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2016-2017
academic year. She plans to transfer to the University of Louisville in the Spring
2017 semester to enter the nurse practitioner program.
The Dr. Lea Ann Davenport Memorial Endowment was made possible through a planned insurance
arrangement that her parents, Ann and Bill Davenport, completed while their daughter
was in college. Dr. Davenport died on April 17, 2013. The endowment provides scholarship
awards to students majoring in the math/sciences areas and also provides for faculty
professional development funding.