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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 5, 2002 - The Jeff Kondrad Memorial Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation.

A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student each spring, $1,000 for each of the following fall and spring semesters, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

The scholarship recipient must be a senior at Scott City High School in the top one-third of his high school class and must be enrolled as a full-time student at Southeast Missouri State University. Other consideration will be given to the candidate's involvement and leadership in organizations sponsored by Scott City High School; involvement in voluntary civic organizations that aim to better the Southeast Missouri region; and financial need.

The recipient will be selected by a Scholarship Committee composed of Dana Kondrad, Lynne (Kondrad) Spriggs, Lisa (Kondrad) Farmer, Tim Hester, Keith Hinkebein and Kevin Weisenborn.

Jeffery Dean Kondrad was born Nov. 17, 1963, to Larry and Martha Kondrad. He suffered a brain aneurysm on July 11, 2001, which ended his life at the early age of 37.

Kondrad and his two sisters, Lynne and Lisa, were raised in Scott City, Mo. He graduated from Scott City High School in 1982. During his high school years, he was active in sports, Student Council and the National Honor Society. He also made many life-long friends, who remained a very important part of his life.

After graduating from high school, Kondrad earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Southeast Missouri State University in 1986. While at Southeast, he was active in Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He served as the chapter secretary for one year and president for two years, and he also served on the University's Greek Council. He continued his education at St. Louis University and graduated with a master's degree in business administration (MBA) in 1992. He also continued to support Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity by volunteering his time to start the chapter at St. Louis University.

He married Dana (Owens) Kondrad after graduating from college. Upon graduation, he was employed by Nestle's Carnation Products Division as a sales representative in Springfield, Ill. In 1988, he and Dana moved to Manchester, Mo., where they both accepted positions with McDonnell Douglas, now the Boeing Co. Jeff Kondrad was a senior procurement agent at the time of his death.

Jeff and Dana are the parents of two children, Kelsey Lynn and Kory Dean. The family belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Manchester for 14 years. Jeff was an active participant in fund-raising activities, bible studies and sports programs, and he served on the school advisory board.

Throughout his life, Jeff valued his church, his family, his friends and his work at the Boeing Co. He also understood the importance of education for both children and adults.

His sister, Lynne Spriggs, says, Jeff "would be proud to be associated with helping a young student to further their education at Southeast Missouri State University."


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