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Family, colleagues honor late professor with memorial scholarship

Dr. Chad Vanderford (Source: UTPB) Dr. Chad Vanderford (Source: UTPB)

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin will be honoring the legacy of a professor on Wednesday by awarding a special scholarship to a deserving student.

Dr. Chad Vanderford, an associate professor of history at UTPB, passed away unexpectedly in August 2017 due to a rare health condition.

Vanderford's family and colleagues have established a scholarship to help continue his legacy. The scholarship will go to a student who possesses the same passion for justice and knowledge as Dr. Vanderford.

Dr. Vanderford’s family and colleagues will present the scholarship to the deserving student at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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