Jennifer Bauer '88 Honored for "Courage and a Deep Generous Spirit"

Jennifer Bauer '88 Honored for "Courage and a Deep Generous Spirit"

February 4, 2008

Jennifer Bauer feb 2008 Award- np.jpgFebruary 4, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Jennifer A. Bauer, staff attorney for the Indiana Supreme Court's Judicial Center and 1988 graduate of DePauw University, received the court's "Pride of the Miami" award. Bauer was honored for donating a kidney to her mother, Karen Bauer, almost a year ago, notes a story in the Martinsville Reporter-Times. (photo, l-r: Chief Justice Randall Shepard with Jennifer Bauer)

"Ms. Bauer's action displayed courage and a deep generous spirit," said Indiana's Chief Justice, Randall T. Shepard, who presented the award. "We are proud of her actions and very pleased she is part of the Supreme Court family. 

Shepard continued, "The transplant returned Mrs. Bauer's vitality and health; she is now doing better than expected, and her doctors are pleased with her progress. Just as Mrs. Bauer gave Jenny life, Jenny returned the gift."

students snow 2005.jpgThe newspaper notes that Bauer "played basketball and ran track at DePauw University, where she attended as an undergraduate. She went to Division III nationals in track." Bauer later earned a law degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Read the complete story at the paper's Web site.