- The 76 new recipients of the Foundation's graduate and professional scholarships were chosen after a nationwide selection process that drew 1,290 nominees from more than 600 colleges and universities across the country.
- Luepkes, who graduated from Winthrop in May with a degree in political science, was involved in numerous activities and causes during her undergraduate years.
- In recognition of her achievements and outstanding commitment to public service during her time at Winthrop, Luepkes received the 2005 Mary Mildred Sullivan Award.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop Student Honored With One of America's Largest Graduate Scholarships" (2005). Winthrop News 2005. 162.