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Run for Ryann

The fourth annual Bellarmine Run for Ryann on Saturday, April 6, 2019 was a huge success! Nearly 600 participants raised over $35,000 for the Ryann Tewell Memorial Scholarship Fund supporting female transfer students at Bellarmine. Thank you to all who participated! Your generosity and support makes a meaningful difference in the lives of the scholarship recipients and helps honor the memory of Ryann Tewell. We hope to see you next year—check back soon for the 2020 date! In the meantime, if you’re interested in making a contribution, please visit our support page and follow the instructions below.

  • In the “Gift Information” section, select “Other” under “Designations” and apply your gift to the “Tewell Scholarship”.
  •  If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Relations office at
Run for Ryann participants

About Ryann Tewell

The event is held in memory of Ryann Tewell, Bellarmine Class of 2012. Ryann transferred to Bellarmine University her sophomore year and graduated magna cum laude in 2012 with degrees in economics and business administration. Ryann was a proud alumna along with the 18 other members of her family who call BU their alma mater. On a daily basis, Ryann demonstrated a tremendous work ethic, strong goal-orientation and an unwavering positive attitude. Ryann lived life modeling one of her favorite quotes from Maya Angelou – “People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Ryann will be long remembered for her infectious laugh, quick wit, sense of humor, beautiful smile, friendly and welcoming demeanor and desire to always be the very best version of herself.

About Run for Ryann

The Bellarmine Run for Ryann is a 5k run/walk through Bellarmine’s campus and into Joe Creason Park. This annual event is open to the public and raises funds for the Ryann Tewell Memorial Scholarship benefitting current Bellarmine students.