ODESSA, TX (KWES) - 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.