- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (1989)
Ruth E. Holland was a professor emeritus of education at IUPUI. She was a 1950 graduate of Manchester College and a 1967 graduate of Indiana University, where she earned her Ed.D.. She taught at IU for 20 years, retiring in 1990.
Holland was listed in the 1983 "Who's Who in American Women." She was also the alumna representative on the Manchester College Board of Trustees from 1968 to 1978.