The Heroines

Rosalind Scudder

is honored with a Brick from Malinda Regier.

 Rosalind  Scudder To honor my lovely daughter Rosalind Scudder's accomplishments, which are many in ways of work and love given freely to help the world be a better place. I dream of the pleasure seeing her running through a flower field of daisies at the age of two so happy, a delight as in the present days.

Her list of help to others consists of many. She became a board member of Rainbows United, and she began a cerebral palsy speech center at the Van Buren public school system in Topeka. Later, after moving to Newton, she was elevated to President of Warkentine House, the historical house of a fam
ily from Russia who brought the hard red winter wheat to Kansas.
A "caption" of her career as "being on the move": She was elected Mayor of Newton, her hometown, and served the public well. The Newton Medical Center was established and built when she was serving as President of the board. While obtaining her PhD degree, students came from other states to study with her in the field of communicative disorder. She once commented, "It's hard for me to ever imagine leaving a university setting. I just love it. There is always a challenge--students asking questions, and I can do research. My field is always changing." Rosalind was selected as teacher of the year at WSU in 1998.

Her interests include family pleasures, her many friends from quilting, running events, and a love of children shown during her summers at Camp Hope, for children with cancer, where she plays games and climbs a wall with them. As her mother, I feel she is still reaching and climbing in a beautiful way.

Submitted by Malinda Regier

August 31, 1998