Dr. Stephen Rochford, Professor of Music and Director of the Irvine Valley College Instrumental Music Area (IMA) from 1990 until his retirement in 2017. He conducted the Wind Symphony for 27 years, founded and conducted the Symphony Orchestra for 9 years, and managed all aspects of the IMA program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Rochford was an avid fundraiser. He worked tirelessly and donated generously to maximize engagement opportunities for students at IVC, especially the music students. This scholarship was started by his colleagues, former and current students, and appreciative parents in honor of his hard work and dedication.