Staff to receive Fred Freeman scholarships

Published: August 03, 2015

The Office of Human Resources congratulates the recipients of the 2015-16 Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship. The scholarship provides $1,000 of tuition assistance per semester to full-time regular staff pursuing higher education or certification.

kristian_lax_walker_web Lax-Walker

Kristian Lax-Walker is an administrative assistant for the Nonprofit Professional Development Department at the Mendoza College of Business, and has worked for the University since 2009. She is currently pursuing a master of science degree in academic advising at Kansas State University. Her goal in pursuing graduate education is to prepare herself to work more closely in supporting the academic success and well-being of our students.

skibins_web Skibins

Tracy Skibins is a sergeant with Notre Dame Security Police, and has worked at the University since 2001. She will pursue a bachelor degree in business management from Western Governors University. She is looking forward to the opportunity to grow professionally and educationally for herself, her department and the University overall.

Fred E. Freeman, a longtime champion of staff, retired in 1987 from the position of associate director of personnel after 47 years of service to the University. The Fred E. Freeman Staff Scholarship was established in 1994 with funds willed to the University for this purpose. Recipients are selected based on various criteria including years of service, relevance of the field of study to current or future employment at the University, and a written essay. For more information, visit