Biola University presented three alumnae with Ruby Awards during a special chapel for Women’s History Month on March 28.
Deborah Ruby Leadership and Wisdom Award: Jane Anderson (’71), clinical professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco (pictured at left). Anderson has been a professor at UCSF for more than 30 years and also serves on the board of the National Physicians Center. She participates in short-term mission trips with her family through Project Compassion.
Esther Award for Obedience and Servanthood: Karen Dirks (’70), head of Talbot Wives Fellowship (pictured at right). Dirks began a hospitality and mentoring ministry for wives of students at Talbot School of Theology, where her husband, Dennis, served as dean for the past 20 years. She has also led the adult fellowship class at Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton and a number of home and church Bible studies.
Priscilla Ruby Award for Teaching and Mentoring: Katie Tuttle (Ed.D. ’98), director of commuter life at Biola University. Tuttle has served at Biola for over 20 years, beginning in 1987 when she was hired by Residence Life as an assistant resident director. She also worked as the director of student leadership development for 10 years, during which time she advised students involved in the Student Missionary Union and Associated Students.