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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

Date:  May 15, 2013


By:  Morgan Sowell

Kayla DavidsonThe third annual Chris Waller Memorial Scholarship was recently awarded to December 2012 C of O graduate Kayla Davidson. The scholarship is in the memory of Academic All-American and All-Conference basketball player Chris Waller.

“We are really happy to give this year’s scholarship to Kayla. She was a member of the Lady Cat basketball team her freshman year, and she was an outstanding worker in the campus Child Development Center, where she worked for Chris’s mother, Marty” said Al Waller.

The Chris Waller Memorial Scholarship was established by Al and Marty Waller in memory of their son, who they lost in a car accident in December 2010. Chris graduated from Branson High School and attended College of the Ozarks from 1997-2001, where he majored in mathematics.

The scholarship is given to College of the Ozarks graduates who possess outstanding character and want to further their education. The money for the scholarship comes from interest off of the memorial endowment established in Chris’s memory.

Davidson fully met the requirements for the scholarship and is now working on her master’s degree at Evangel University. She aspires to become a high school business teacher and coach.


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