Daughaday family of Mayfield establishes three new scholarships

By Aviva Yasgur | Jan 31, 2024

Daughaday scholarship signing

Peggy Anderson Daughaday’s daughters, Dean Ann Daughaday Provine and Carrie Beth Daughaday Crouch, along with two of their mother’s good friends, Cindy Propes and Cheryl Fisher Slaughter, prepare to sign guidelines for their family’s three new scholarships, with Murray State faculty and staff assembled behind them for the signing ceremony.

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State University has announced the establishment of three new scholarships, funded by gifts to the Murray State University Foundation by the family of the late Peggy Anderson Daughaday, a longtime and beloved fifth grade teacher in Mayfield, Kentucky.

The three scholarships are the Peggy Anderson Daughaday Elementary Education Scholarship, the Dean Ann Daughaday Provine Animal Health/Veterinary Technology Honorary Scholarship and the Carrie Beth Daughaday Accounting Honorary Scholarship.

Education was such an important part of Daughaday’s life. Her family said that they were so inspired by how their mother made such an impact on both her students and her own children by encouraging the pursuit of education, that they wanted to carry on her legacy by doing what they could to also impact the lives of students today and in the future.

“As Murray State legacies, we are humbled and overjoyed that we are able to honor our late mother, Peggy Anderson Daughaday, with an endowed scholarship for students of Mayfield-Graves County who are pursuing a future in elementary education,” said daughters Carrie Beth Daughaday Crouch and Dean Ann Daughaday Provine. “She was adored by her students and fellow teachers, and we are grateful to continue her legacy with this scholarship to inspire the future educators.”

Born and raised in Mayfield, Daughaday graduated from Mayfield High School in 1966. She attended Murray State, receiving her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1970 and her master’s in elementary education in 1979. 

Daughaday taught fifth grade social studies for 27 years for the Mayfield Independent School District while raising three children. She retired in 1999. During her long career, she had a positive influence on thousands of children. As one former student noted fondly during her visitation in 2015, “She was as kind as the day is long.”

After battling acute myeloid leukemia, Daughaday died in May 2015, leaving behind her husband, retired Graves County Circuit Court Judge John T. Daughaday; three children, Carrie Beth Daughaday Crouch, Jake Daughaday and Dean Ann Daughaday Provine; and seven grandchildren.

“We are extremely grateful for the endowed Peggy Anderson Daughaday Elementary Education Scholarship established by the generosity of Carrie Beth Crouch for Graves County students seeking Early Childhood/Elementary Education,” said Dr. Stephanie Sullivan, Murray State University Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department Chair in the College of Education and Human Services. “Financial assistance helps support students so they are able to focus their time on learning content, developing skills and gaining real-world experiences through field hours to prepare them to be successful in the classroom. During a time when our nation is facing a shortage of teachers, this scholarship will help incentivize students to pursue education, a career in which they can positively influence our future generations.”

Friends of the Daughaday family who wish to join in contributing to any of these three scholarships are encouraged to make a gift. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made by contacting the Murray State University Office of Development at 270-809-3001 or by making a secure gift online at murraystate.edu/give.

For more information about any of these three Daughaday family scholarships, please contact Brandon Anderson, director of development for College of Education and Human Services, at banderson26@murraystate.edu or 270-809-3026.

Murray State students can apply for scholarships through their myGate account and learn more about the scholarship opportunities for current students at murraystate.edu/scholarships.

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