Scholarship Honoring Richard W. Hube, Jr. Endowed
First awards this fall
- By Jay Goyette
A scholarship in memory of former Vermont state representative and University of Vermont trustee Richard W. Hube, Jr., has reached the $100,000 threshold required for endowed funds at UVM and will make its first awards to two students this fall.
The Richard W. Hube, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established by friends and family of the former Vermont legislator to provide annual scholarship assistance to one or more Vermont students. The scholarship is based on merit, with preference given to students from the Vermont towns that Hube represented in the legislature: Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Winhall and Weston.
Aimée Bailey, a senior majoring in community and international development, is one of two inaugural Hube Scholars. A resident of Londonderry, Vt., she is a 2008 graduate of Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. “I am truly honored to be one of the first recipients of the Rick W. Hube Jr. Scholarship at UVM,” she said. “It is rewarding not only to have my efforts recognized, but also to be associated with all the hard work Rick Hube did for the people of our community. I am so grateful to everyone involved with this scholarship.”
Selected with Bailey as an inaugural Hube Scholar is Torie Sanders of Manchester, Vt. Also a 2008 Burr and Burton Academy graduate, she is a UVM senior majoring in professional nursing and aspires to a career in psychiatric nursing. “It is a privilege to represent someone that was such an outstanding community member,” she said of her selection for the Hube scholarship. “I only hope that in my future endeavors I will be able to give back to the community in a similar fashion.”
Hube died unexpectedly on Dec. 21, 2009 at age 62. A resident of South Londonderry, Vermont, he was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1999 until his death. While serving in the Vermont House, he was elected by his legislative peers to the University of Vermont Board of Trustees, which he served from 2001 to 2007. In his obituary, Hube was described as a man “who addressed Vermont’s problems and legislative issues with the passion of an advocate and the patience of a statesman.”
A committee of Hube's friends and colleagues, including co-chairs Judy Livingston and Tom Little, Kimet Hand, and other former legislators, current and emeritus UVM trustees, and members of the “Manchester and the Mountains” community is continuing to raise funds for the scholarship. Contributions may be sent to Development and Alumni Relations, University of Vermont, Grasse Mount Building, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401.