JUDSON UNIVERSITY FOUNDERS' DAY
Friday, October 21, 2016.
Highlights from Founders' Day 2016
View photos from Founders' Day and read the full press recap here.
Rev. Dr. Albert L. Reyes
Rev. Dr. Albert L. Reyes is President and CEO of Buckner International, a non-profit global ministry that helps vulnerable children, orphans and seniors who are in need around the world. He is the sixth President and CEO of the 137-year-old organization based in Dallas, Texas. He previously served as President of both Buckner International and Buckner Children and Family Services. Prior to his service at Buckner, he was president of Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio. He has also served as pastor of three churches and been involved in numerous roles within the Baptist General Convention of Texas, including serving as convention president in 2005. He is the author of “The Jesus Agenda: Becoming an Agent of Redemption” (Believers Press, 2015). Reyes and his wife Belinda have three adult children and belong to Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas.
Golden Eagle Award Recipient
Professor Kristen Stombres is a 1979 Judson graduate who began her teaching career in School District 300 (Carpentersville, Ill.) in first and fifth grades. Kristen returned to the Judson Teacher Education program when it had only been on campus for two years. This is her 31st year of service at Judson, where she has taught almost every course that future elementary teachers require. Kristen is active in the local community in literacy and special education events. She has served as chair of the Parents in Reading Committee for the Illinois Reading Council; as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Reading Council; and as past-president of College Instructors of Reading Professionals. She has spoken nationally at state and community conferences about literacy and special education. She and her husband Jim reside in St. Charles, Ill., and are active members of First Baptist Geneva. She is proud of her three children and delighted by her grandson, Caleb. Kristen’s awards include Northern Illinois Reading Council-Award for Excellence, CCCU-Outstanding Alumni Award and the Judson Distinguished Alumni Award.