Four KU students receive 2015 Judy Ruedlinger scholarships

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Campus News and News

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The Alumni Association presented four outstanding Student Alumni Leadership Board members with Judy L. Ruedlinger Awards of $500 each for spring 2015.

The recipients are Elizabeth Rupp, a senior from Hays; Rachel Volk, a junior from Greeley; Austin Lear, a senior from Springfield, MO; and Jenni Corcoran, a senior from Evergreen Park, IL.

The Judy L. Ruedlinger Award honors the memory of Ruedlinger, who founded the Student Alumni Association (SAA) in 1987 and was known by her students as “Judy Rudy.” The award was established to maintain commitment and involvement of past, present and future SAA members. It recognizes student leaders who convey pride in membership, public awareness of SAA and a sense of permanence, strength and integrity in the organization. Ideally, it also is meant to encourage Student Alumni Leadership Board members to join the KU Alumni Association after graduation and continue contact with the university.

The Judy L. Ruedlinger Award Fund is managed by KU Endowment, the independent, nonprofit organization serving as the official fundraising and fund-management foundation for KU.

The awards were presented Dec. 9th at the Adams Alumni Center.

Student award recipients are listed below by hometown, major, level in school, parents’ names and high school.

From Hays, Kansas: Elizabeth Rupp, senior in Health Information Management, daughter of Kathy and Andrew Rupp; Thomas Moore Prep-Marian High School

From Newton, Kansas: Rachel Volk, junior in Math Education, daughter of Marilyn and James Volk; Newton High School.

From Springfield, Missouri: Austin Lear, senior in Accounting & Information Systems, son of Danette and Andy Lear; Kickapoo High School.

From Evergreen Park, Illinois: Jenni Corcoran, senior in Spanish, daughter of Judy and Clarke Corcoran; Marist High School.

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SALB leaders volunteer at Jubilee Café

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 in Campus News and News

Last Friday morning, 5:30 a.m. to be exact, members of the Student Alumni Leadership Board arrived at Jubilee Café to make breakfast for members of the Lawrence community. SALB members spent all morning making pancakes, hash browns, biscuits, eggs, and oatmeal. By 7:30 a.m.,  the doors to Jubilee Café were open and SALB members were busy serving food.

“I really enjoy coming to Jubilee Café because I like interacting with the people that I am helping,” said Autrin Naderi, a sophomore from Roseville, Calif., majoring in strategic communications.

Lawrence welcomes KU students with open arms, so SALB members wanted to have an event that gave back to the community that is so supportive of students.

“I had a lot of fun volunteering, and I think community outreach is something all students should do more of,” said Austin Lear, a junior from Springfield, Mo., majoring in accounting.

By 8:30 a.m., the dishes were washed, the tables were put away and the kitchen was officially closed. Before most students’ days had even begun, SALB members were busy serving breakfast to the Lawrence community.

Jubilee Café provides breakfast for in-need community members in a restaurant-style environment. The program runs from 6-8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Friday mornings at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont. Volunteers have the unique opportunity to build friendships with members of the diverse Lawrence community by serving them with dignity and respect.

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