George J. Conley, DO Scholarship

Darwin J. Strickland, DO (COM ’65) and Suzanne Strickland established this scholarship in honor of George J. Conley, DO, and the hospital named for him, the Conley Maternity Hospital. Dr. Conley was the first president of this University, serving from May 1916 until September 1950. He funded the building of Conley Hospital on the campus of the Kansas City College of Osteopathy and Surgery, and in May 1944 the hospital was converted into a maternity hospital. After serving the osteopathic profession and this great University for nearly 35 years, Strickland said that Conley was considered by many as a giant in stature in the osteopathic profession.