The Union Friends Organization continues to extend our connections across generations, fundraise for our programs and provide leadership opportunities for our students.
Rita Ravens Alexander
Rita Ravens Alexander was the recipient of the Alumni Service Award, posthumously. Rita was a 1969 graduate, who was active in SUA. In 2015, Rita partnered with the Union and established the Alexander Student Volunteer Leadership Fund.
James (Jim) Long
Jim Long served the University of Kansas for 33 years, including the Director of Kansas and Burge Unions. A scholarship in his honor was founded in 1999 and supports Union Programs leadership during their time as a Jayhawk.
After 23 years of service to the KU Memorial Union, David Mucci retired in 2022. It was David's vision to assure the expression of the stories and traditions of KU being a means of building community through shared history. The Union KU History and Traditions fund was named after David, donate below.