Judson University’s Incoming President Dr. Gene C. Crume Jr. to Speak at Community Prayer Breakfast on May 8 | Judson University Christian College

Judson University’s Incoming President Dr. Gene C. Crume Jr. to Speak at Community Prayer Breakfast on May 8

(Elgin, IL - March 22, 2013) Judson University has announced its incoming President, Dr. Gene C. Crume Jr., as keynote speaker for the 2013 Community Breakfast to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8 in the Lindner Fitness Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin).

Dr. Crume will join Judson University this spring as the institution’s sixth university president. Before coming to Judson, Dr. Crume served as an independent consultant working with institutions such as Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and the Peru State College Foundation (Nebraska) on issues related to external relations and strategic planning. Dr. Crume spent a significant portion of his career at his alma mater, Western Kentucky University, where he served as the Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association and taught as an adjunct instructor. He has also served as a keynote speaker at college commencements, leadership seminars and association meetings. Dr. Crume has authored articles for national magazines, newspapers and academic journals.

The annual community prayer breakfast will also include the presentation of the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award, given to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good within the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others' physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. In remembrance of his faithful service to the greater Elgin community, the award was named for Fox Valley civic leader and event founder D. Ray Wilson, who passed away in 2003.

Candidates must live and volunteer within the greater Elgin community, or East Dundee, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Gilberts, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Wayne, Plato Center, St. Charles, Bartlett, Schaumburg, Hoffman Estates, Streamwood and Barrington.

Nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award will remain open until Friday, April 26. All submissions can be filed at www.JudsonU.edu/communityaward.

Tickets for the event are $18 for individuals. Table sponsorships can be purchased for $350, which includes recognition and a table reservation for eight guests. To register for the event by the April 26 deadline, go to www.JudsonU.edu/prayerbreakfast.

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