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Why be good when you can be great?

Sunday, February 1, 2009


A memorial scholarship has been established in the name of Robert Calhoun ’67, who taught business law at St. Cloud State for 38 years, for a time chaired the marketing and business law department, and for 31 years was an assistant county prosecutor for Stearns County.

Calhoun, originally from Little Falls, earned his St. Cloud State bachelor’s degree in marketing and his juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School. He was known by students and friends for his understanding of how hard students work to earn their grades, for promoting the study abroad experience, for encouraging students to attend law school and for his aphorisms, an example being, “Well, why wouldn't I?"

Calhoun’s enthusiasms are reflected in the scholarship criteria. Herberger College of Business applicants must have a GPA of 2.5-3.3 on a 4-point scale and must submit an essay describing their passion for life and fun and how they will pursue another Calhoun aphorism, “Why be good when you can be great?” Special consideration is given to those who grew up in Little Falls, are first-generation college students, have applied to or attended the Ingolstadt Study Abroad program, have registered for or taken elective business law courses, or have taken or applied to take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) .

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