The Founders and Operating Committee of the Richard Sexton Scholarship were recognized and 2 scholarships were presented during the 2018 Volunteer Rugby Gala at the Knoxville Convention Center on Saturday night.
Recipients of the 2018 Sexton Scholarship were:
Tommy is a rising junior from Knoxville majoring in Kinesiology. He is the current president of the rugby club. This past season Lane was a starting center for the Volunteers.
Nesto is a rising senior from Cordova majoring in Psychology. He is the current 2nd Vice President of the rugby club. This past season Rivas was a starting lock for the Volunteers.
Steve Catlett, Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, and Mark Clark, Director of Development from the University of Tennessee presented the Sexton Founders and Current Committee with certificates of recognition.
Bill (Yamaha) Peterson
“Thirty–eight years ago, a small group of young alumni, friends, and family decided preserve the legacy Richard Sexton by creating an endowed scholarship in his memory. As a result of their commitment and devotion, more than $120,000 has been awarded to over 110 Sexton Scholarship recipients. That’s not only a remarkable way to honor Richard’s life but also a tremendous reflection of those who love Richard and love Tennessee Rugby.”
- Mark Clark, Director of Development, University of Tennessee
For details and history of the Richard Sexton Scholarship, visit : Sexton Scholarship
Susan Campbell and 2018 recipient Tommy Lane
Susan Campbell and 2018 recipient Nesto Rivas