Hodgie Bricke Memorial Fund
Hodgie Bricke was a passionate advocate for international education. From her first Eurail trip across Europe in 1961, she relished seeing new places and meeting new people, in her adopted homeland Scotland and across the globe. In her 23 years at the heart of the KU’s Office of International Affairs she touched hundreds, probably thousands, of lives championing international education for KU students while mentoring generations of visiting international scholars and students. She was a cherished colleague, an inspiring teacher, and a dear friend.
We can think of no better tribute to Hodgie’s legacy than establishing the Hodgie Bricke Memorial Fund. This fund will help support KU students with financial need achieve their dreams of international education. In particular, the fund will provide travel support to qualifying students participating in two of Hodgie’s most cherished international education initiatives--the Fulbright scholar program and the Global Awareness Program which Hodgie founded and considered her single most impactful professional accomplishment.
True to form, if she were with us today, Hodgie would be both gruffly dismissive of all this attention and deeply moved by this tribute. We hope you will join us in celebrating Hodgie’s legacy and continuing her work!