Dr. Hulse and Carol Wagner
Dr. Hulse and Carol Wagner established this scholarship in memory of their son, Richard Gaines Russell, who died July 22, 2011, a victim of metastatic melanoma. He was 49 years old and led a 17-person software development team for Microsoft. He built his first computer from a kit at age 14.
Richard attended college at ACU and graduated from MSU. He majored in Engineering Physics at ACU 1980-1982, and in Computer Science at MSU, with graduation in May 1989. This Scholarship is to assist students in either of these two programs during their senior year with the expenses of that year, to include graduate hours, tuition, and graduate school application expenses.