Professor Emeritus Starts Scholarship for Latino Students in Honor of Deceased Son

Professor Emeritus of Sociology Terry Richard-Treviño and his twin brother, Jerry Richard, have donated $11,000 to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to start a scholarship that will support Latino students at UA Little Rock.

The Wesley, Jerry, and Terry Scholarship Award is named in honor of the twin brothers and Terry Richard-Treviño’s son, Wesley, a 34-year-old veteran who passed away April 9 due to trauma suffered while serving in Iraq.

Richard served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and served two terms of combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

“He was my son, and he was my hero,” Terry Richard-Treviño said.

Richard also attended UA Little Rock, where he was honored on the Chancellor’s List during his first year of college and was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He graduated from the DeVry Institute with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Terry Richard-Treviño, a longtime advocate for the Hispanic and Latino communities, was recently honored by Just Communities of Arkansas as one of five Humanitarian of the Year Award recipients.

To donate to the scholarship, contact Christian O’Neal at or 501.569.3142.

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