Ruth D. Swank


IPFW Ralph E. Broyles Medal (1982)

B.S.Ed., 1968


Ruth D. Swank was founder and president of the IU Fort Wayne Alumni Association in 1981 and was a member of the library fund drive alumni committee. She also served on the chancellor's advisory board. She received the Ralph E. Broyles Medal in 1982.

She was a long-time teacher, beginning with her first job in an one-room school house in Mercer, IL. In 1976, she was hired as the principal of Perry Hill School in Allen County. After her retirement, she taught math classes for new employees at the local General Motors Plant at IPFW.

Swank died Friday, March 10, 2006.