Dick and Judy Rue
By Rebecca Schultze
Dick Rue (Accounting ’77) was a married military veteran as he studied the ins and outs of accounting in UNIBusiness’ challenging program. He went on to a successful career that started in public accounting before moving in to the private sector. In 1989, he joined ITAGroup as vice president of finance, retiring from the company as senior vice president and CFO. Wanting to help others who find themselves entering college with military experience and a family, Dick and his wife, Judy, established the Rue Family Endowed Accounting Scholarship for Veterans.
Mike Dunlop is the first beneficiary of the Rue Family Endowed Accounting Scholarship for Veterans. He enjoyed the opportunity to meet Dick Rue. ‘77 and his son, Dave Rue, ‘03 the scholarship awards ceremony in April 2014.
“I found that my situation was similar to that of Mr. Rue when he attended college after serving in the military and starting a family,” Dunlop said. “It was enjoyable and insightful to hear not only how someone else handled college in these circumstances, but also how those experiences proved beneficial after graduation and entering the job market. The Rue Family Scholarship means a lot to not only me, but my family as well. Even though I am in college, my wife and I are still responsible for providing for the needs of our children. It is difficult to do this with one income, and the scholarship goes a long way to make ends meet in paying for tuition and expenses so that we are able to use our other resources for family needs. "