Conrad I. Frey (1914-1998) served as president of Dr. Martin Luther College from 1966 to 1980. Under his leadership, the college grew substantially in both students and structures. Enrollment shot from 600 to 850, and the campus expanded to include the Luther Memorial Union, a chapel-auditorium addition, Highland (now Concord) Hall, the library, and 15 faculty houses averaging $23,000 apiece. Also during “Stubby” Frey’s tenure, Milwaukee Lutheran Teachers College (also known as Wisconsin Lutheran College) was closed and all teacher training was moved to DMLC, interscholastic football was reinstated at the campus with the first game played at the Lancer Bowl, and the school week changed from six days (with classes held Wednesday and Saturday mornings) to the more traditional five days. President Frey gave his time not only to DMLC, but to many WELS committees, the AAL Board of Directors, and the city of New Ulm, serving as a director of Citizens Bank and a member of the hospital board, the Lions Club, the country club, and several municipal commissions. Prior to his ministry at DMLC, President Frey served as a tutor at Michigan Lutheran Seminary; a parish pastor in Kawkawlin, Michigan, and Detroit, Michigan; president of Michigan Lutheran Seminary; and a friendly counselor to Hong Kong. He married his wife, Charlotte, in 1940, and God blessed them with two children.
Scholarship winners are students entering their year of graduation who have a GPA of 3.0 or better and who participate in intercollegiate sports, band, theater productions, and MLC service organizations.