Spirit of Ruth Award

Recognize a Fellow Alumna – Spirit of Ruth Award

The Spirit of Ruth Award was created to recognize Sigma Alpha Alumnae who
embody the spirit of Ruth through active involvement, leadership, and commitment
to the field of agriculture.

Recipients of this award demonstrate the ideals of Sigma Alpha by living the four
pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship, and Service in their personal and/or
professional lives.

Nomination Information

Nomination Open

Nomination Close

Number of Awards

April 15, 2021

October 31, 2021

Four (one per Leadership Seminar)


  • Must be able to attend one Leadership Seminar (travel, accommodations and registration will be provided)
  • Sigma Alpha Alumna in good standing
  • Must demonstrate the four pillars in personal and/or professional life
  • Preference will be given to alumnae aged 30 years old or older to promote the lifelong bonds of sisterhood
  • Active in the agriculture industry, personally or professionally

2020 Recipients:
Kim Stassen Neumann, Upsilon
Rachel Hickerson, Alpha Iota
Caitlin Cox, Beta Kappa
Monica Pase Maxwell, Chi

2019 Recipients:
Jennifer Chandler Gish, Alpha Upsilon
Michelle Wall, Upsilon
Michaele Wiegert, Beta
Elizabeth Pugh Farrell, Alpha Theta

2018 Recipients:
Jessica Smith Campbell, Alpha
Mary Masch Martineau, Alpha Pi
Melea Reicks Licht, Delta
Shelley Armour, Beta Alpha

  • I LOVE Sigma Alpha because it has provided me with opportunities, experiences, and sisters that I will cherish my entire life!

    Jessica Graham
  • I love Sigma Alpha because every one is so supportive and passionate. There is nothing better than seeing other sisters making a difference and striving to be their best

    Lisa Ecker
  • I love Sigma Alpha for the friendships made and for the opportunities!

    Kelly Lawler
Ann MollSpirit of Ruth