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Front Page - Friday, April 27, 2018

Bryan College honors Glenn, Jackie Stophel

The $3 million Stophel Center, scheduled forcompletion in 2019, will serve as a welcome center for the school in Dayton, with space for offices and a banquet facility. - Rendering courtesy of Epoch Architecture and Planning and Bryan College

The leadership at Bryan College surprised long-time supporters Glenn, and his wife, Jackie Stophel by naming the soon-to-be constructed welcome center in their honor. The announcement came during the 11th annual Bryan Opportunity Scholarship Program fundraiser attended by more than 500 supporters.

Glenn served as a member of the Bryan College board from 1978-1986 and again from 1992-2010. He served as chairman of the board from 1996 to 2003 and later served as legal counsel to the college from 2010-2015. Presently, Glenn serves as Trustee Emeritus in honor of his service to Bryan College.

In the broader community, Glenn currently serves as director and secretary-treasurer of the Clifton and Clara Ward Foundation, president and director of the Joe and Velma DeWitt Foundation and president and director of the Weldon F. Osborne Foundation.

Glenn is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga, a former director of the National Association of Christian Athletes, a past chairman of the National Center for Youth Issues and a former member of the Chattanooga Rotary Club.

He’s previously served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Tennessee Bar Association and was appointed by President Gerald Ford as a member of the first board of directors of the Legal Services Corporation in 1974.

Glenn received his law degree from The University of Tennessee College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Chattanooga Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association.

Glenn retired from the law firm that bears his name, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, in 2016.

Construction on the Stophel Center will begin in September, with completion anticipated by July 2019. The two-story building will encompass 18,000 square feet and be located at the top of the new entrance, making it the first building to greet arriving guests.

Once complete, the building will house 25 offices as well as a medium-sized banquet facility. The Stophel Center is among the first of several capital projects funded through Bryan’s “2018 Making a Difference: Vision to Reality” initiative. It will cost about $3 million to build.

Bryan College Board Chair Delana Bice said, “Glenn’s leadership over the last four decades has brought us through both good and challenging times. He has led by example, remaining constant, consistent and committed to what’s in the best interest of Bryan College. It’s with great appreciation that we honor Glenn and Jackie Stophel.”

Source: Bryan College