NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb family and the family of Matt Deery gathered on Thursday for a special celebration of Matt’s life at the Collins Alumni Auditorium.
Matt’s life was reflected on in song, scripture and word as coaches, teammates, family and Lipscomb faculty trumpeted the powerful impact the heralded athlete left on the campus.
During the hour-long service, Lipscomb announced that the Matthew Richard Deery Memorial Scholarship has been established and will be awarded annually to the track and field team member that most exemplifies Matt’s spirit. A Princeton American elm tree has also been planted in his honor on campus.
Along with the dedications made by the University, the Lipscomb track and field team has renamed the “Fightin’ Bison” award that Matt won this past season to the “Matt Deery Award”.
To play the video archive of the service click the video at right.