Ken and Judy Hughey, professors in the department of special education, counseling and student affairs, established a scholarship in September 2010 for graduate students in counseling because of a very special student who became a member of the family.
The Hugheys created The Riegel Family School Counseling Scholarship in honor of the Mark and Ali Riegel family. Ali Riegel completed her master’s degree in school counseling at K-State and a special bond formed between the Riegel and Hughey families during her time on campus. When her husband, a West Point graduate who was stationed at Fort Riley, returned from Afghanistan, the family moved to Chicago. The couple invited the Hugheys’ daughter, Becca, to live with them after she graduated from Loyola University Chicago.
“Mark and Ali would not accept financial reimbursement for Becca living there, so Judy proposed the idea of the Riegel family scholarship,” Ken Hughey said. “Establishing the scholarship was a way to give back to the university, a way to help students, and a way to thank Mark and Ali for what they did for our daughter and for what they continue to do for her.”
Congratulations to Susan Hagedorn, graduate student in school counseling, who is this year’s recipient of The Riegel Family School Counseling Scholarship.