This award is established in honor of William “Chris” Perry who at the age of 28, in March of 2008, was taken from this earth but not from our hearts. A product of the community college system, Chris went on to play football at the University of La Verne where he forged lifelong friendships with his teammates and earned a degree in history. Chris was truly dedicated to his family and friends with a smile that was breathtaking. He was a wonderful father to Darius and Andre, a devoted son to Wy, and a best friend to many. This award is given in honor of Chris’ success as a student athlete. The Chris Perry Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory to honor a student who, like Chris, has demonstrated a dedication to the sport of football, will transfer to a four‐year university, and is majoring in the social sciences.