Jean Zimmerman Kotzbauer '64 has been awarded the Loretta Richards Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Mount St. Joseph.
This award is the highest honor bestowed upon a Mount graduate, recognizing career and vocational achievements, and service to the College.
Kotzbauer graduated in 1964 with a degree in French and a minor in journalism, and became actively involved at her parish, St. Ignatius Loyola in Cincinnati. In 1990, she became the Mount's director of alumni relations, and also served as the director of planned giving, where she helped the endowment fund grow, developed a stewardship program for endowed scholarship and planned gift donors and served as a member and chair of the College Planning and Budgeting Committee. In 2004, she was promoted to director of development, where planned and implemented a campaign for the renovation of the Seton Center, and provided support in raising money for Building Excitement Campaign.
Since retiring from the Mount, she has joined Seton High School's board of directors and development committee.
Kotzbauer will receive her award on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the convocation during the Mount's Reunion Weekend.