Krier awarded Roberts Scholarship at SDSU Tia Krier of Vermillion was awarded the Charles S. Roberts, Jr. M.D. and Margaret P. Roberts Scholarship for the 2009-10 school year at South Dakota State University. Krier is an incoming freshman majoring in pharmacy at SDSU this fall. She is the daughter of Paul and Paula Krier of Vermillion and is a 2009 graduate of the Vermillion High School, where she was active in student council (president), National Honor Society, show choir, concert choir, dance team and honor roll. Dr. Charles "Scotty" Roberts, Jr. was a family practice and internal medicine doctor. He practiced at the Brookings Clinic for 34 years retiring in 1991. He served as the Brookings Hospital chief of medical services from 1960 until 1991 and as a director of the hospital's coronary care unit from 1967 to 1985. Charles led a number of health care firsts for Brookings and the state of South Dakota in the development of the state's first coronary care unit and cardiac rehabilitation unit. He earned his medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1949. He completed his undergraduate work in pre-medicine at the University of Minnesota. Charles grew up in Louisville and Detroit. He served three tours in the U.S. Army: 1943 to 1946, 1949 to 1950 and 1955 to 1957. Charles served his community as president of the local Chamber of Commerce and president of the Brookings Board of Education. Charles served as a project co-chair of the Visions to the Future capital campaign effort that successfully raised $10.4 million for the construction of SDSU's new performing arts center. Charles and his wife, Margaret, had five children: John, Gawain (deceased), Sherry (deceased), Dr. Gareth Roberts and Lance. Margaret Roberts died on Dec. 28, 2003. Dr. Charles "Scotty" Roberts passed away on Sept. 28, 2004.