Rozanne L. Ridgway Forum Fellows

Office of the Provost

Ridgway Forum Fellow awards were established by Life Trustee Rozanne Ridgway, Hamline Class of 1957.  She had an exceptional career in international diplomacy with the US State Department, serving as ambassador to Finland and the German Democratic Republic. Most notably, she was Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Canada under George Schultz and served as the chief planner of the historic Reagan-Gorbachev Summit Talks in the 1980s. For all this, she gives credit to her Hamline professors, especially in history and political science, for encouraging her to aim high and work hard.

Nominated by faculty, Ridgway Fellows are students who are acknowledged for academic achievement and undeniable potential, whose personal qualities reflect positively on Hamline University, who represent the university’s values: 1) Creation, dissemination, and practical application of knowledge; 2) rigor, creativity, and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; 3) multicultural competencies in local and global contexts; 4) the development and education of the whole person; and 5) an individual and community ethic of social justice, civic responsibility, and inclusive leadership and service. (Faculty Handbook, 2.2) 

View a complete list of all Ridgway Award recipients and selection committees.