Ryan James Kieffe
Sept. 20, 1981 — 2010
The third annual Ryan Kieffe Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy was awarded May 30, 2013 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dean William Ladusaw of the Humanities Department awarded the scholarship to Yao Cheng Huang.
The Ryan Kieffe Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Smith of Tehachapi. This memorial scholarship will hopefully allow another person from a similar background to achieve the dream Ryan fulfilled at UC Santa Cruz. Jorge Hankamer, Philosophy Department Chair wrote, "I want you to know that Ryan's portrait hangs in the Philosophy Department office and his name is well known to the Philosophy Majors".
"Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year's leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year's bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide.
There are a hundred places where I fear
To go, ----so with his memory they brim.
And enterting with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, "There is no memory of him here!."
And so stand stricken, so remembering him."
-Edna St. Vincent Millay