Founders' Day 2014 featuring Dr. Timothy George | Judson University Christian College

Judson University Founders' Day

October 17, 2014

Featured Speaker

Dr. Timothy George

TimGeorgeDr. Timothy George is the founding dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., where he has been instrumental in shaping the school’s character and mission as an administrator and instructor. Dr. George is also the board chair of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, and he is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College. Dr. George serves as general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, a 28-volume series of 16-century exegetical comment, and has authored more than 20 books. Among them is Theology of the Reformers, a standard textbook on Reformation theology that is used by many schools and seminaries and has been translated into various languages. An ordained Southern Baptist minister, Dr. George and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.

Luncheon Speaker

Dr. Jerry Cain

JerryCainThe luncheon speaker will be Dr. Jerry Cain. Dr. Jerry Cain remains a beloved presence on our campus. The fifth president since Judson moved to this Elgin location in 1963, Dr. Cain was instrumental in ushering in the era that transitioned Judson from being a college to it becoming a respected, accredited university. Among his greatest achievements was also the construction of the Harm A. Weber Academic Center. Yet, after devoting 16 years of his life to the leadership mission of this great institution, Dr. Cain retired in 2011. Now, as the ongoing Chancellor for Judson, he continues to tour and educate others about the life and legacy of our great founder, Adoniram Judson. Please help us in warmly welcoming Dr. Cain back home.

Golden Eagle Award Recipient

Dr. E. Harold Harper

HaroldHarperJudson University will honor Dr. E. Harold Harper with the Golden Eagle Award for his dedication and service to the university and community. From 1981 to 1992, Dr. Harper served as the second Vice President and the Academic Dean at Judson University. Prior to serving Judson, he was a department chair of Wheaton College from 1972 to 1981. During his tenure at Judson, he helped to usher in significant changes in the academic programs. Under his charge, the school developed a four-year curriculum to replace what had been an academic trimester system. He was instrumental in expanding the offered majors and bringing the Teacher Education program in house from North Park College. The teacher education program became a model used by others. Dr. Harper, who now lives in Stillwater, Minn., earned a bachelor's degree in History from Northwest Nazarene College, a master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Western Michigan University, and a doctorate in Teacher Education from Michigan State University.

Please join us in celebrating our heritage and history at our Founders’ Day activities on Friday, October 17, 2014.

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Please join us in celebrating our heritage and history during Founders' Day on Friday, October 17, 2014.


10 a.m., Herrick Chapel

Featured Speaker Dr. Timothy George


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

Dr. Jerry Cain will speak during the Founders' Day Luncheon, followed by presentation of the 2014 Golden Eagle Award. A tour of improvements in Lindner Tower and the Thompson Center will also follow after the luncheon.

Registration is Closed

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