Ruth Lull Scholarship
Leaving a legacy.
Ruth Lull arrived in the north woods from New York in 1987 when her husband Robert Parsonage became president of Northland College. Her transition from the art scene of the Big Apple to the rural aesthetic of the north came with an unexpected discovery; endless inspiration in the winter landscapes she’s been fortunate to enjoy for more than thirty years.
Ruth’s macro style brings attention to the little things in nature, so often overlooked. She focuses on the steps of a pinecone, the bark of a tree, and the glisten of freshly fallen snow. This spring, we honor her service to Northland as she joins Bob in well-earned retirement.
To show her commitment to the school that became her home, Ruth established a scholarship in her name to aid students on their journey. This June, you can show your appreciation to Ruth, her passion in the classroom, and all the wonder her art has brought to our campus over the years.
Gifts made to the Ruth Lull Scholarship offset the expenses to our eager students, many of whom are discovering the north woods for the first time much like Ruth did in the ’80s. Your support honors her legacy and her commitment to our Northland fair, long may she live.