UF Emeritus Professor of Music Education Russell Robinson and his wife, Brenda, presented the first annual Russell Robinson Music Education Scholarship to Emily Sink, a senior at Cassville MO High School on April 9, 2018.
The presentation was preceded by a choral concert of Robinson's music. Robinson taught music in Cassville from 1974-1981. Many of his former students were in attendance, and a reception followed.
"I really learned how to teach music in Cassville," he said. "The entire community was so welcoming to me as a 22-year-old beginning teacher, and I wanted to give back and pay it forward and backward to the school where I began my teaching career. And, Brenda and I wanted to be there for the first award of this scholarship."
The annual scholarship will assist in funding future music educators from Cassville High School in their college education.