Everest College’s Colorado Springs campus is proud to announce and recognize Brian Daily as its 2011 Dream Award winner. The award honors Daily for completing his post-secondary education while overcoming extraordinary challenges, including a difficult childhood that left him with severe insecurities and depression.
The Dream Award, presented annually, recognizes graduates who have changed their lives for the better through education. As a Dream Award winner, Daily will receive a $2,500 Everest College scholarship to pursue an advanced program in his field of study.
“Students like Brian inspire us all,” said Randy Atwater, president of Everest College’s Colorado Springs campus. “Brian is an amazing example of what can be accomplished when you don’t let the challenges of life get in the way of creating a better future for yourself. I could not be more proud of Brian’s hard work and dedication. We at Everest wish him the best as he begins his new career.”
Daily survived a difficult childhood that left him with severe insecurities and depression. As a result of his childhood, Daily had long dreamed of being a massage therapist so he could heal others and in turn heal parts of himself.
Daily came to Everest College in Colorado Springs to fulfill his dream. With no car and very limited resources, pursuing his diploma in massage therapy was no easy task. Daily would walk more than an hour each way, every day to get to the campus and despite the pangs of hunger he often felt – he left the weight of the world at the door and embraced learning. He never complained and his amazing attitude led him through each task, class and module – building successes and confidence along the way. Daily also dedicated himself to helping other students as an Ambassador, a student mentor.
After earning his diploma in massage therapy, Daily started his career as a massage therapist. He also gives back to the community by volunteering at a hospice facility where he uses his massage skills to comfort and care for the terminally ill.
About Everest College
Everest College’s Colorado Springs campus, located at 1815 Jet Wing Drive, offers a variety of programs for full-time and part-time students, including massage therapy, medical administrative assistant, medical assistant and medical insurance billing and coding, criminal justice, accounting and business. Everest College has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada, and is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America. For more information, visit www.everest.edu. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at www.everest.edu/disclosures.