When it was announced that a scholarship to honor Professor Robert Ruekert was to be created, numerous friends, family members, colleagues, and former students pitched in and quickly raised over $18,000 in funding. Now, through the efforts of the undergraduate class of 2013, the scholarship is more than $7,100 richer. “It was the gift committee’s unanimous decision to allocate its class gift to the Bob Ruekert Memorial Scholarship Fund,” says Assistant Director of Annual Giving Laura Narhi.
Ruekert was a long-time associate dean of the Undergraduate Program and a tireless promoter of the school. He passed away on September 1, 2012.
Beginning this fall, the scholarship will be awarded to one undergraduate student each year.
If you would like to make a gift in Bob’s honor, please visit giving.umn.edu/ruekert.