KC announces establishment of Adam Conrad Memorial Scholarship

CENTRALIA — The Kaskaskia College Foundation is proud to announce the establishment of the Adam Scott Conrad Memorial Scholarship to be offered in the Fall 2016 Semester.

Adam ConradAdam Conrad passed away on January 20, 2016, from injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle accident while on duty for the Marion County Sherriff’s Department. He was a 2011 graduate of Mater Dei High School where he was an active member of the baseball team and the Big Brother/Big Sister program.

Adam went on to attend both Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He served his community as both a volunteer fireman for the Sandoval Fire Department and as a correctional officer for Marion County Sherriff’s Department.

Adam family, Charlie Bev and Andy Conrad, along with his Second family, Jim and Brenda, Jeremy and Shylah and Bethany Kunick, set up the scholarship in Adam’s memory.

The scholarship idea came about from Adam’s best friend since Kindergarten Jeremy Kunick, along with Jeremy’s wife Shylah and sister Bethany. They presented the idea to Bev and it took off from there.
Pictured is 1st row – Suzanne Christ, Director of Institutional Advancement for KC; Nancy Thouvenin, Charlie Conrad, Andy Conrad, Bev Conrad, Norman Conrad, Olivia Conrad, Aiden Conrad, Chris Conrad, Highland Police Department; Jordan Parson, Sandoval Fire Department and Dispatcher for Centralia Police Department; Bethany Kunick, Shylah Kunick, Dispatch for Marion County Sherriff’s Office. 2nd row – Dr. Penny Quinn, KC President and CEO; Andy Garden, Marion Country Sherriff’s Office; Ian King, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Kolton Morris, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Rich Stevenson, Marion County Sherriff; Garrett Neilson, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; James Hodge, Marion County Sherriff’s Office, Jim Kunick, Brenda Kunick and Jeremy Kunick. (Submitted photo)
Pictured is 1st row – Suzanne Christ, Director of Institutional Advancement for KC; Nancy Thouvenin, Charlie Conrad, Andy Conrad, Bev Conrad, Norman Conrad, Olivia Conrad, Aiden Conrad, Chris Conrad, Highland Police Department; Jordan Parson, Sandoval Fire Department and Dispatcher for Centralia Police Department; Bethany Kunick, Shylah Kunick, Dispatch for Marion County Sherriff’s Office. 2nd row – Dr. Penny Quinn, KC President and CEO; Andy Garden, Marion Country Sherriff’s Office; Ian King, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Kolton Morris, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; Rich Stevenson, Marion County Sherriff; Garrett Neilson, Marion County Sherriff’s Office; James Hodge, Marion County Sherriff’s Office, Jim Kunick, Brenda Kunick and Jeremy Kunick.
(Submitted photo)

 

The scholarship will be designated for a student enrolled in the Criminal Justice, Correctional/Youth Officer or EMT Programs.  Other criteria include “C” or above GPA and be a resident of the Kaskaskia College District.

Applications must also submit a personal essay describing themselves and their educational and career goals as well as their volunteer activities.

The Kaskaskia College Foundation is always in need of more scholarships to assist KC students in reaching their education goals.  To establish a scholarship, or for more information on how to go about establishing a scholarship, please contact Suzanne Christ, Director of Institutional Advancement at 545-3069 or schrist@kaskaskia.edu.