"We think everyone should go to University of Sioux Falls," says Dr. Bob Roberts, who along with his wife, Betty Jo, have adopted the University as their own. "We see it as being unique in its goals of imparting a Christian world vision, spreading the Word throughout the world, and educating students along the lines of modern science, literature, and faith."
"We didn't attend the University, but we got involved because we have several cousins who have attended there and now our granddaughter is a student," Betty Jo says. "We've been very impressed by the faculty and student connection. They really love and care for one another and reach out to the community."
In addition to the availability and affability of the staff, Bob and Betty Jo appreciate the University's ambition.
"The University is aggressive in searching for answers and pursuing its mission," Bob says.
One of the University's goals that the Roberts have supported financially is the understanding of how theology and science can work together through the LSI Forum for Conversations in Theology and Science.
"We felt privileged to participate in and support the lectures that show that science and religion are not enemies," Bob says.
In addition to making donations for current programs such as the lecture series and children's books for a local school, the Roberts have also decided to include USF in their estate plans.
"Anything we have has been given to us by God," Betty Jo says. "We've decided to treat USF as one of our children and give a portion of our estate to the University so that it can go on touching people's lives long after we're gone."
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