2011 Distinguished Alumni Award - Ron Kuehn

Ron Kuehn

Our 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award winner is Ron Kuehn; a Lincoln native and 1972 graduate of Lincoln Lutheran Junior High. Ron went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, receiving his degree in Mathematics, with a minor in Actuarial Science. He currently serves as the Second Vice President  & Associate Actuary for Ameritas.

Ron and his wife Jayne are members of Messiah Lutheran Church and have three children. Their son Aaron is a 2002 Lincoln Lutheran graduate. Aaron and his wife Rachel have a daughter Johanna.  Ron and Jayne’s two daughters also attended Lincoln Lutheran; Amanda graduated in 2005 and Abbie in 2008. Ron states that his time at Lincoln Lutheran was such a positive experience and he really wanted his children to have that same opportunity.

Ron is a past Lincoln Lutheran school board member, and currently serves as a Trustee with the Lutheran Education Foundation.

Ron stated that his education at Lincoln Lutheran helped prepare him for life in the following ways:

“Lincoln Lutheran helped me develop a Christian worldview, so that I can see all things as God would have me see them. It helped me realize that my relationship with Jesus is THE most important thing in life. In my work, it reminds me to do it as if I am doing it for the Lord.”

A few of Ron’s favorite memories from Lincoln Lutheran include Science class with Mr. Sackewsky and Algebra Class with Mr. Thomas. The fun of Friday afternoon bowling league and the band tours & concerts. And lastly, “Winning the 9th grade basketball tournament when we beat Pius X.”

When asked what advice he would provide for current Lincoln Lutheran students, Ron replied:  

“Use your experience at Lincoln Lutheran to develop and build a Christian worldview. Stand firm in your faith. Keep your relationship with Christ #1, and maintain an appropriate balance in all other things. Take advantage of the knowledge, care, concern and expertise of the school and staff. Lastly, enjoy your days at LL; they will go by fast.”