• Ridgeway

    Rozanne L. Ridgway Forum Fellows 

    Ridgway Forum Fellows awards were established by Life Trustee Rozanne Ridgway, Hamline Class of 1957.  She had an exceptional career in international diplomacy with the U.S. 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.

    The deadline for the 2020 Ridgway Forum Fellows was March 25, 2020.  Four Ridgway Forum Fellows were selected by a faculty committee and formally recognized on May 7, 2020 during an online honors recognition ceremony.  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) 

    Detailed information regarding the 2021 nomination process, including a link to the nomination form, will be posted in January 2021.

     A complete list of all Ridgway Award recipients and selection committees, including those for 2020, is available here.