Ruth Dissinger Althaus
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1984
Ruth Dissinger '22 married Carl Althaus '21 in 1923. Ruth Althaus served as a class representative for North Central College, was an ardent worker in the church school and also served on several community committees in Lawrence, Kan. Carl taught at the University of Kansas for 24 years and conducted research work in the areas of state aid for schools and school district reorganization. In 1977, Dr. and Mrs. Althaus established the Clarence Dissinger Memorial Fund at North Central College. The awards are named for Mrs. Althaus' late brother, Clarence, a member of the North Central College Class of 1921.