Bud Dahlen Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established by the family of Edward ‘Bud’ Dahlen — his wife, Joyce Ryan Dahlen; six children and their spouses: Steve and Paulette Dahlen, Dean and Becky Dahlen, Kevin Dahlen, Jemay and Kevin Leahy, Debbie and David Tillman, Diane and Charlie Frye; mother Anna Dahlen Patnode; grandchildren Darian, Joel, Crystal, Tiffany, Amanda and
Bud was born in 1926 in International Falls, Minnesota. After serving in the U.S. Army in World War II, he began his career with Standard Lumber Company in International Falls. He was promoted to the Standard Lumber Winona office in 1971. Bud became Vice president in 1980 and President in 1984 and served in this capacity until his retirement. He was also involved in his own consulting/managerial firm. He resided in Winona until his death on January 29, 1994.
While in Winona, Bud was an active member of the Rotary Club where he served on the Board of Directors. He also served as president of the Winona State University Alumni Society, served as church chairman and chairman of the Board of Elders at Pleasant Valley Evangelical Free Church, where he also taught Sunday School, and served on the Winona Christian School Board.
He attained his Bachelor Degree at WSU in 1979 and graduated summa cum laude. He was awarded an M.S. degree posthumously May1994 in Professional Development through the Counselor Education Department. Since Bud considered learning a lifelong ambition, this scholarship is named in his memory.
Scholarship contact is Jemay Leahy (daughter of Bud).