Kyle Ruedinger receives Ripon College Larry Barker Prize

RIPON, WI (05/04/2010)(readMedia)--  Kyle Ruedinger, a first-year majoring in biology and chemistry from Oshkosh, Wis., was named the recipient of the 2010 Larry Barker Prize during a ceremony held April 21, 2010 at Ripon College.

 The Larry Barker Prize was designed in memory of Larry Barker, class of 1940. The prize recognizes a first-year student planning to major in chemistry who best combines the qualities of high school scholarship and personal integrity.

 Ruedinger is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Ruedinger of Oshkosh, Wis.

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