The Roadman Award at Morningside College is named in honor of the late Dr. Earl Roadman, who was president of Morningside from 1936 - 1956. Roadman Scholars must be full-time students who have completed at least 45 semester hours of college work with a cumulative grade point average of 3.76 or above.
Four Morningside students who are past graduates of Cherokee County High Schools have been named as Roadman Scholars in recognition of high academic distinction for the 2008 - 2009 academic year. The four are Autumn Bartel, a 2009 Morningside graduate, and daughter of Dale and Linda Bartel of Cherokee; Jennifer Bechtel, a senior majoring in elementary education, and the daughter of Michael and Joyce Bechtel of Cherokee; David Briese, a 2009 Morningside graduate, and son of Brian and Pamela Briese of Correctionville; and Alicia Runyan, a 2009 Morningside graduate, and daughter of Norma Bush of Cleghorn.
Bartel, Bechtel, and Runyan are all past graduates of Cherokee Washington High School, and Briese is a past graduate of River Valley High School.