Founders' Day 2015 featuring Dr. Steven R. Harmon | Judson University Christian College
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Judson University Founders' Day

October 16, 2015

Featured Speaker

Dr. Steven R. Harmon

Steve 2015Dr. Steven R. Harmon is a visiting associate professor of Historical Theology at Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity in Boiling Springs, N.C. He previously served as associate professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala.; associate professor of Christian Theology at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, N.C.; and as a visiting professor at both Duke University Divinity School in Durham, N.C., and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, S.C. He has also pastored and taught at various churches and is the author of four books. Dr. Harmon and his wife, Kheresa, are the parents of one son.

Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Gene C. Crume

President Crume 2015Dr. Gene C. Crume is Judson’s sixth president. He was installed in fall 2013. Previously, 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. He spent a signifcant 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 commencements, leadership seminars and association meetings. Additionally, Dr. Crume has authored many articles for national magazines, newspapers and academic.

Golden Eagle Award Recipient

Dr. James W. Didier

Didier 2015Dr. James W. Didier, Judson’s fourth president, has dedicated his service to the university for more than 45 years. He served as executive vice president, dean of Student Afairs, and continues as an emeritus trustee of the board. Yet, he is best known for establishing Judson’s architecture program during his presidency. Today, the School of Art, Design and Architecture continues to honor his legacy when it hosts the annual spring symposium known as the "James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture."

Please join us in celebrating our heritage and history at our Founders’ Day activities on Friday, October 16, 2015.

Registration Deadline: October 2

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Please join us in celebrating our heritage and history during Founders' Day on Friday, October 16, 2015.


10 a.m., Herrick Chapel

Judson, Baptists, the Whole Church and God's Mission - Dr. Steven R. Harmon


11:30 a.m., Betty Lindner Campus Commons

The Legacy and the Future of Judson University - Dr. Gene C. Crume

Presentation of the 2015 Golden Eagle Award.

Judson University, Shaping Lives that Shape the World