The Ruth and A.R. O’Connor Memorial Golf Scholarship was established by Ruth O’Connor’s family to honor her memory and the memory of her husband, A.R.
A non-traditional college student, Ruth O’Connor graduated from the SVSU College of Education in 1971, at the age of 58. She attended SVSU at the same time as her son, Richard.
Mrs. O’Connor’s grandfather started Bliss Alger Business College in Saginaw in 1885. In 1911, the college bought the International Business College in Saginaw and merged the curricula, creating the Saginaw Business Institute. Mrs. O’Connor graduated from the Business Institute in 1931 and from Bay City Junior College in 1933.
Mrs. O’Connor retired from teaching in the Saginaw area schools in 1976; she passed away in 2000, at the age of 87. Her husband, Richard, predeceased her in 1989. She was survived by her son, Richard, and daughters Nancy Bandeen and Patricia Schneider.
• Members or freshmen recruited to be members of the SVSU golf team
• Potential or demonstrated ability to contribute to success of the golf program
• Preference will be given to Saginaw County residents