EPCC Endowment to Remember Beloved Administrator
An endowment to benefit students was instated at a ceremony on March 26, 2018 at El Paso Community College (EPCC). The Dr. Ernst Roberts II Endowment is honors this 40-year EPCC veteran. Roberts career spanned tenures as a professor, dean, administrator and Interim President.
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.
Known to his colleagues and friends as Ernie, Dr. Roberts was remembered as a man who was always om a 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.”
Over the past 10 years, EPCC has awared over two million dollars in scholarships.
Pictured left to right are Thomas Ahmann and Dr. Dolores Gross of the Foundation for EPCC; Laurel Roberts; Aliana Apodaca and Stafford Thurmond of the Gifford Foundation.