Brian Hein, a native Coloradan, spent most of his life in Lakewood. After graduating from Alameda High School in 1980, he went on to continue his education at the University of Northern Colorado, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He worked his way through college doing security for the Denver Broncos Spring Training Camp and, after graduation, worked steadily to pay-off his student loans.
His lifelong interest was in education and becoming a teacher like his father, but his confidence in himself prevented him from pursuing this path. Instead, he worked hard to become a restaurant manager and a blackjack dealer. He constantly pursued knowledge – he was an avid reader, history buff, and trivia whiz. He also loved visiting with family and friends, the outdoors, Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos football, baseball, golf, bowling, bingo, good food, dark beers, kilts, karaoke, Dungeons & Dragons, and playing poker. He had a wicked sense of humor, an infectious giggle, an eclectic taste in music, and his ultimate goals were to visit the Guinness brewery in Dublin, Ireland, and play the St. Andrews Links in Scotland.
After a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis, Brian passed away on December 4, 2022. Brian was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, great-uncle, cousin, and friend to many. This scholarship was established by his wife, Jaime Manlet, through funds contributed by Brian’s family, friends, and community. Mayhis legacy of learning and knowledge help others attain their higher education goals.