Congratulations Kristen Longo,
ceramics major at MSU for receiving the 2021 Ross Roberts Annual Scholarship Award.
Vocational Service Chair, Gary Southard shown here presenting Kristen Longo with a scholarship check. The award ceremony took place during our September 17 meeting held at the MSU campus. Representing the Roberts family was Keith and Risa (Roberts) Hillard, Kelly Roberts, Dylan Hillard and Madison (Hillard) Twilligear.
Ross Roberts was a charter member of the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club. He and his wife Colleen were both believers in the value of education. Ross was a civilian instructor at Sheppard Air Force Base. The $2000 scholarship established is funded 50/50 by the Ross family and the Wichita Falls North Rotary Club. The selection criteria was established by the MSU Fine Arts Department. Awardees are selected from one of the following departments on an annual basis: Drama Department, Art Department, Mass Communication Department and Music Department. This years selection, Kristen Longo is an Arts Department student. WFNRC has had a variety of majors receiving the award over the years including drama, vocational and instrumental arts.
Representing Sheppard Air Force Base, Lt Col. Elbert Mose from the 364th Training Squadron was in attendance. 
From MSU, the following were in attendance: Dr. Jim Sernoe, Intern Dean of the College of Fine Arts. Dr. Mitzi Lewis, a Professor in the Mass Communications Department. Lea Gose, Academic Department Chair in the School of Visual Arts. Jessica Hulett, Assistant to the Dean in the Department of Fine Arts.
From L to R: Kelly Roberts, Keith Hillard, Risa Hillard, Dylan Hillard, Madison (Hillard) Twilligear, Kristen Longo (Scholarship Recipient), Gary Southard, Clint Wood and Jim Sernoe (Intern Dean for the College of Fine Arts).
Congratulations Kristen Longo on your well earned scholarship award.