For Jennifer Rotramel-Ronhovde ’08, the odds get better with every person who joins the list.

Having been diagnosed with leukemia on February 14, 2011, and after a first round of chemotherapy that didn’t find its mark, the search is on for a suitable bone marrow donor. To support her efforts, her sorority, Sigma Kappa, has teamed up with Beta Theta Pi to host a bone marrow donor registration drive in collaboration with Love Hope Strength Foundation. Anyone interested in supporting their efforts may visit the screening station, which will be set up on Kafadar Commons on October 3 and 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jen graduated with a bachelor’s in petroleum engineering, but she’s not the first person in her family to graduate with a degree from Mines Petroleum Engineering Department: Her grandfather, Bill Smith ’48, earned a professional degree and her uncle, Brian Smith ’85, earned a bachelor’s. Jen now works as an operations engineer at Pioneer Natural Resources in Denver. Her husband, whom she married just five days after her diagnosis (four months earlier than planned), is Logan Ronhovhe ’11 (pictured below with Jen), who holds a bachelor’s in mining engineering.

Participation in the Get on the List Bone Marrow Donor Drive held in Jen’s honor is free and open to all, thanks to the support of the Love Hope Strength Foundation.

If you are unable to attend the drive, you can still support the effort. First find out if you are eligible to join the registry here, and if so, you can register by mail.

Learn more about Jen and read about other ways to show your support here.