P'Sack' December 2008 Awardee
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
P'Sack' Awardee of the Month
Student nomination: Bev is a great
advisor for the student alumni/purple pak. She is always willing to
help out in any way she can. Just recently we were able to get a bus
together to travel to the NAU vs WSU game. That would not have
happened if it were not for Bev! She is also the biggest reason that
we are able to go to the ISU game this weekend. Bev is the kind of
advisor who doe not just tell people what to do, she is willing to get there
and get her hands dirty. I really think that Bev would be a great
candidate for this or any other award you happen to have.
Staff nomination: Bev Rudd energized WSU
students to make Purple Pak the largest student organization on campus.
Working to create meaningful events, she partners with student activities,
athletics, and many campus departments. She
attends every football game to help students at the Purple Pak Shack. She
gathered donations to take Purple Pak to Flagstaff and the football team
stated that support greatly contributed to their first undefeated Big Sky
conference record. When the Wildcat Club was struggling to make Split the
Pot successful, she engaged Purple Pak members to help sell the tickets that
fund athletic scholarships.
As Student Alumni advisor, Bev trains students in organizational leadership
and community service. Student Alumnis Freeze Your Coat Off
race gathered many contributions of food and clothing for local charities.
The annual Alumni Golf Classic Bev organizes funded more than 20
scholarships in 2008-09.
Bevs contributions to WSU don't stop with the
students. She manages the alumni center where more than 300 campus meetings
are held each year. If an event encounters problems, she solves them, and
WSU staff and faculty rely on her help to make their events successful.
The idea of a 40 hour week doesn't exist in Bev's
world. Whether its working with students at 7 a.m.
or 9 p.m., she is
there. When events require her involvement after hours and on weekends, she
is there. She gives her all to make WSU and our students successful.