El Paso Community College (EPCC) instated a new endowment to benefit students and to honor a long-time educator and administrator.
The Dr. Ernst Roberts II Endowment honors this 40-year EPCC veteran. Roberts’ career included years as a professor, dean, administrator and Interim President.
Known to his colleagues and friends as Ernie, Dr. Roberts was remembered as a man who was always in a good mood and who helped anyone that asked. “Dr. Ernie Roberts has done so much for our community,” Aliana Apodaca of the Gifford Foundation said.
“He was just a good man with a good heart.”
With the generosity of the Gifford Foundation, the Roberts Family and donations made from EPCC students, faculty and staff, this endowment will assist students to obtain their educational goals through scholarships.
Over the past 10 years, EPCC has awarded over two million dollars in scholarships.
The Dr. Ernst Roberts II Endowment was announced during a ceremony on March 26, 2018.