Family of the Year

Family legacies run deep at Monmouth. 

The Riggs Family

In 2020 we honored the Riggs Family: Ralph Riggs and Judy Irelan Riggs ’60 (sister of Bill Irelan ’62) and of Normal, Ill.; their son David Riggs ’87 (married to Beth Baumann Riggs ’89, daughter of John ’57 and Beverly Carlson Baumann ’58.) , and granddaughter Rebecca Riggs ’13, engaged to Josh McEwen ’11. 

There are perhaps no greater words to honor the family & their love of Monmouth College than those of their nominator: 

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ralph Riggs when he wanted to establish a named endowed scholarship to honor his late wife Judy. He is a humble giver who supports his alma mater because he and Judy had such a wonderful experience here and he truly wants to pay it forward for other generations of Monmouth College students.”