Roberts’ sudden death was grieved by all, but especially by those who had experienced his unique ability to help others find their passions. “He was comfortable with who he was and what he wanted to accomplish,” Col. Brewer shared. “Kevin taught others to persevere. He lived his life to be an example for others.”
Roberts left behind a legacy of kindness, persistence and humble leadership that serves as an example for all who come to Texas A&M with a desire to impact others and make a difference. Through two Sul Ross Scholarships, the first endowed in 2000 by Roberts’ parents, Leon and Patricia Roberts, and a second created in 2008, his inspirational life of service continues through the opportunities created for members of the Aggie Band who receive his named scholarships.
One of those scholarship recipients, Daisi Delgadillo ’24, credits the scholarship for allowing her the chance to call Aggieland home. Despite never knowing Roberts, Delgadillo has been inspired by him almost as much as those who knew him. “If I could speak to Kevin today, I would tell him that he has forever changed the meaning of what it means to be an Aggie Bandsman,” shared Delgadillo, who plays the snare drum. “His courage and determination have paved the way for many of us who struggle through difficulties that seem impossible to overcome. He took the opportunities given to him and made more. I, along with many other bandsmen, will forever be grateful for that.”
Interested in honoring the legacy of your loved one? Learn about four ways you can create a customized memorial gift at Texas A&M for someone who made a difference in your life. Contact Steve Blomstedt ’83, assistant vice president for discovery programs, at the bottom of this page with any questions or to get started on your gift today.
If you’d like to learn more about supporting Aggies in the Corps of Cadets or members of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band with a scholarship, contact Matt Jennings ’95, senior director of development.
You can also explore our complimentary Giving Guide to discover the many unique ways you can give back to support your passions at Texas A&M.
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