2018 Spirit of Ruth Award

The Spirit of Ruth Award was created to recognize the Sigma Alpha Alumna who embodies the spirit of Ruth through her active involvement, leadership and commitment to the field of agriculture. The recipient of this award demonstrates the ideals of Sigma Alpha by living our four pillars - Scholarship - Leadership - Fellowship - Service - in her personal and/or professional life. The vast field of agriculture is a faith-filled calling. The recipient of this award will have the strength and determination to rise to achieve the goals we have set as leaders in agriculture.

One Spirit of Ruth Award will be presented at each Leadership Seminar. Award recipients will be required to attend a Leadership Seminar.

Nomination: Please explain, in 500 words or less, how the Sigma Alpha Alumna nominated has proven to be a role model with outstanding contributions and/or exceptional service that has bettered the Sorority or agriculture community as a whole. Nominations can be submitted by anyone.

Biography and Photo: Please provide a brief, less than 250 word, biography for the Sigma Alpha Alumna who is nominated for this award. Please include a professional headshot of the nominee.



  • Sigma Alpha Alumna in good standing
  • Must demonstrate the four pillars in personal and/or professional life
  • Preference will be given to alumnae aged thirty years or older to promote the lifelong bonds of sisterhood
  • Active in the agriculture industry, either personal or professional
  • Award recipients will be required to attend a Leadership Seminar (travel, accommodations, and registration will be provided)


 2018 Awardees