Lawrence University announced that Harry Jansen Kraemer, Wilmette, Ill., will be presented the Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp Outstanding Service Award. This award is presented to an alumnus or alumna of Lawrence University or Milwaukee-Downer College after his or her 15th cluster reunion, who has provided outstanding service to Lawrence University. This award honors Gertrude Breithaupt Jupp M-D’18, voted Milwaukee-Downer alumna of the year in 1964 for her long-standing service to the college, which included serving as president of the Alumnae Association Board, class secretary, and public relations officer.
A 1977 Lawrence graduate, Kraemer spent 12 years on the Board of Trustees (1999-2011), including three years as board chair. While on the board, he served as co-chair of the More Light! campaign, the most successful fund-raising effort in the college’s history, and has shared his talents with numerous other university committees. He has participated in the Lawrence Scholars in Business Program, been a Career Conference panelist and was the featured speaker for the college’s 2011 matriculation convocation.