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Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan

Development officer | Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum | Class of 1993

When Betsy Dirksen Londrigan tells people where she went to college, the reaction more times than not goes a little something like this:

Wow. Great school but it’s so big. Didn’t you feel lost there?

“The short answer is, ‘no.’ I found my place quickly within the Student Alumni Association, led by a man who had a big impact on my life, Bob Lumsden,” says the 1993 alumna, who finished a close second in the November 2018 race for the 13th U.S. Congressional District after dominating her alma mater's home county.

“Bob was the advisor to SAA and devoted countless hours to building and strengthening the organization. His devotion was matched only by his genuine kindness and enthusiasm for treating each day — and each person whose path he crossed — as if they were gifts.

“Bob’s encouragement helped me reach my potential within SAA when I was elected to serve as president. I met amazing people through SAA and learned many life lessons along the way.

“It is the root of my best college memories. For that, I thank Bob Lumsden.”