Lilly Scholars: Where Are They Now?


Name: Adam Naville

Scholarship(s) Awarded: 2003 Floyd County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

College/University Attended (& Graduation Year): Ball State University (2007); Indiana University Southeast (MBA) (2012)

Current Job Title & Employer: WesBanco Bank Inc., Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Banker

How Did the Foundation Help You in Your Educational Journey? 

I was first exposed to the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana with the Youth Philanthropy Council around 2000. I stayed involved in YPC and was very active in the community through the New Albany Deanery and Providence High School. I was always an A/B student, but I was able to earn the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship because of my community involvement and service hours. This was the foundation to my banking career. Once I graduated from college, I took a job at a local bank, and I have been involved in the community since then.

My career has progressed as I have been involved in the community; it has contributed greatly to me personally and professionally. My friends today are ones that I met via my community involvement, both in high school and after. I met my wife at Providence, but we were involved in the community through the New Albany Deanery. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship put me in a place for early success by graduating without any student debt, and I was able to go into the Indiana University Southeast MBA program right away. My life greatly benefited from my first involvement in the Foundation, to my current involvement on their board. This has contributed to any and all success that I have had in my personal and professional life.  

What Would You Say to Current High School Students About Scholarships Offered at CFSI?

I encourage all high school students to get involved in the community at an early age and track it.  The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana offers students the opportunity to start college, as well as in their professional life, off on the right track via community involvement and the scholarship program. It is also prudent to track your involvement throughout high school, as it helps when applying for scholarships. At first, the scholarship process can be overwhelming and tedious, but my Mom always taught me that if you would put an hourly wage on winning one scholarship then it would be the highest paid time we would ever work. This served to be true for my sister, whom was an Ogle Scholar (1999); my brother whom was a Lilly Endowment Scholar (2002); my wife whom was an Ogle Scholar (2003); and myself. The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana is OUR foundation – for not only our family but professionally, as well.  

Name: Joe Glover

Scholarship(s) Awarded: 2004 Floyd County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

College/University Attended (& Graduation Year): Indiana University Southeast (2008)

Current Job Title & Employer: Vice Chancellor Advancement, Alumni, and External Affairs at Indiana University Southeast

Are You Currently Involved in Philanthropy? If so, please explain:

I am currently involved in philanthropy in multiple ways. My job at IU Southeast is focused on philanthropy and working with individuals and families who have a passion for giving back and helping students succeed at IU Southeast. I also serve as the President of the Floyd Memorial Foundation, where I help oversee the Foundation’s operations that support the Baptist Health Floyd hospital and community health initiatives. I have also served on the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana scholarship and grants committees. I have been blessed by the support and help from donors who made my journey possible. I want to “pay it back” in any way I can to help the next generation.

How Did the Foundation Help You in Your Educational Journey?

I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program. Aside from the apparent financial support, I also received guidance, mentoring, and friendships that persist today. The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and its employees (past and present) will always be like family to me. They gave me a chance and an opportunity that I am thankful for every day. I want to think that I would have still graduated college without the support of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana and the Lilly Scholarship, but if I am being sincere, I think my life would look a lot different today had I not applied for the scholarship.

Name: Emily Madley

Scholarship(s) Awarded: 2011 Clark County Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship recipient

College/University Attended (& Graduation Year): Indiana University Southeast School of Nursing, May 2015

Current Job Title & Employer: RN at Baptist Health Louisville and RN at UofL Health-Jewish Hospital

How Did the Foundation Help You in Your Educational Journey? 

I had almost given up on my dreams of going to nursing school due to some extenuating circumstances my senior year of high school. Without the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, I would not have had the privilege to meet and provide care for the hundreds of Kentuckiana community members over the last six-and-a-half years. My degree is one that continually challenges me, provides me with numerous opportunities for growth, and allows me to help improve the health in our community.

What Would You Say to Current High School Students About Scholarships Offered at CFSI?

The Foundation offers so many options to the youth in our community to support continued learning. Personally, I would not have known about the scholarships the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana had to offer without my high school counselor. As a young adult, you have to pave the road you want to walk down. Talk to your guidance counselor and check out the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana website to find what scholarships you are eligible for. Set the time aside to fill out the needed application and pursue what you wish to accomplish for yourself.

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