Three student leaders receive “Judy Rudy” awards

Posted on Jan 4, 2017 in Campus News and News

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The KU Alumni Association offered three outstanding Student Alumni Leadership Board members with Judy L. Ruedlinger Awards of $500 each for spring 2017.

The recipients are Maren Hansen, a junior from McPherson, Kansas; Sarah Heitmeyer, a sophomore from Littleton, Massachusetts; and Emily Carmack, a junior from Lone Jack, Missouri.

The Judy L. Ruedlinger Award honors the first Student Alumni Leadership Board adviser, who was known by her students as “Judy Rudy.”

The award was established to maintain commitment and involvement of past, present and future members of the Student Alumni Leadership Board at KU. The award is granted to those who convey pride in membership, public awareness of the Student Alumni Leadership Board 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.

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Four KU students receive 2015 Judy Ruedlinger scholarships

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 in Campus News and News

Judy Rudy scholarship award recipients www.kualumni.org

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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