Jeffrey Burton Lollar was born August 30, 1977 in Dallas, Texas and accidentally lost his life May 19, 2008 in Dallas. He graduated from York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management and Information Systems degree (OMIS) from Northern Illinois University in 2000. He began his career with Lucidity Consulting Group headquartered in Richardson, Texas, as a consultant. In 2006 he was promoted to Project Manager. Jeff was a hard worker, but always found time to visit his beloved NIU and support it financially.Jeff was a loving son, brother and friend, a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Texas music enthusiast, an outdoorsman and earned a varsity letter at NIU. He also earned the rank of Eagle Scout and served as a leader and staff member during several summer camps.Jeff lived life to its fullest, giving his best to all he undertook and succeeding. His family and friends honor his living example by awarding the Jeffrey Burton Lollar Memorial Scholarship.