Nov. 4, 2011
George Heller was a long-time basketball coach of the Portsmouth High School Trojans and a strong supporter of both the men and women's basketball teams at Shawnee State University.
In memory of Coach Heller, Dr. John Walker and his wife, Linda, of Portsmouth, are sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship annually to alternate between the men and women's basketball teams at Shawnee State.
Tyler Boyles is the recipient of the scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. Boyles is a 2009 graduate of Raceland High School, in Raceland, Ky., and will take the court this season as a junior guard for the Shawnee State Men's Basketball team.
For more information on how to support scholarships and other initiatives at Shawnee State University, contact the SSU Development Foundation at (740) 351-3284 or http://giveto.shawnee.edu.