2021 WKU Family of Year recognized
- Student Activities
- Monday, September 27th, 2021
As part of Parent and Family Weekend, the family of WKU senior Claire Linder of Louisville was recognized as WKU’s 2021 Family of the Year.
Linder, who is majoring in Mathematical Economics and Marketing, was joined by her parents, Mark and Beth Linder, sister Hadley, and grandmother Sarah Rittenberry.
In her essay, Linder said, “This coming May, I will be the fifth graduate in my family from WKU. My parents, through their tireless involvement, commitment, and love raised us to pursue our dreams and remember the Hill we climbed to get there.
“My own experience at WKU has been unique, and I have found even more ways to love this university. As the Spirit Master Chair, I am proud to lead an organization that shares the Spirit of WKU with prospective and current students, serves the entire university, and encourages us all to ‘climb higher.’”
A selection committee reviewed over 200 nominations for this year’s Family of the Year. The Linder family received a prize package including lodging, tickets to all weekend events, and an $800 student scholarship.
Contact: Student Activities, (270) 745-2459
Western Kentucky University prides itself on positioning its students, faculty and staff for long term success. As a student-centered, applied research university, WKU helps students expand on classroom learning by integrating education with real-world applications in the communities we serve. Our hilltop campus is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, which was recently named by Reader’s Digest as one of the nicest towns in America, just an hour’s drive from Nashville, Tennessee.