Alumni Homecoming 2016 | Judson University Christian College
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Homecoming 2016

Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24

Schedule of Events


6:30-8:30 PM
Network NightLindner Tower Eagle Lounge

"Building Connections, Building Community, Building Careers"
Join us for a special evening networking with current students, alumni and local businesses. Our speaker, Jack Frisby '81, author of Stop Selling...Start Serving is a LinkedIn expert and President of Optimize Selling Solutions.


10:00 AM
Alumni Chapel – Herrick Chapel

Join us for alumni-led worship and an inspiring message from Nick Mancini ’05, Student Ministries Content Developer for Life.Church in Oklahoma.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Friday Lunch in Reed Room

Pay at the door – discounted alumni rate. Cash or check only.

12:30 PM
Friday Campus Tour including Judson Music Recording Studio – Meet outside the Reed Room

2:00-4:00 PM
Alumni Delegates Congress – Creekside Classroom 126

5:00 PM
Alumni Banquet including Reunion Years, Class Delegates & Alumni Awards Ceremony – Lindner Fitness Center

All Alumni are invited to the Alumni Banquet where Reunion Years ('66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01, '06, '11, '16) and Class Delegates will be recognized. The Alumni Awards Ceremony will be held at the Alumni Banquet, recognizing the Distinguished Alumni and the Alumnus of the Year.
Dinner - $25/adults; $12/children ages 4-12.

7:30 PM
Zuzu African Acrobats Show – Lindner Fitness Center

Bring your family and join us for the Zuzu Acrobats, a high energy African acrobatics troupe from Mombasa Kenya. The Zuzu Acrobats - finalists on America's Got Talent! - use a traditional African art form set to high energy African beats to bring joy and entertainment. The dynamic African Acrobatic show includes fast pyramid building, contortion, tumbling, limbo and much more!


8:30 AM (Registration begins at 7:30 AM)
Fun Run/5K – Lindner Fitness Center Outdoor Grounds

There is a cost at the door or register in advance at

8:30 AM
Alumni Men's Soccer Game

8:30-11:00 AM
Alumni Choir Rehearsal

Alumni Choir Social Time (8:30-9:00) and Rehearsal (9:00-11:00) for Saturday night's Concert with Bob Bennett and the Judson University Choir

 9:00 AM
Alumni Baseball and Softball Games

9:30 AM 
Coffee with the Crumes – Reed Room

Meet President and Mrs. Crume and get a personal Judson update in a casual atmosphere

9:45 AM
Alumni Women's Soccer Game

10:00 AM
Alumni Women's Volleyball Players vs Judson University Women's Volleyball Team

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Hall of Fame Lunch & Induction Ceremony – Lindner Commons

Lunch - $20/adults; $8/children ages 4-12.

11:00 AM
Saturday Campus Tour including Judson Music Recording Studio – Meet outside of Herrick Chapel

11:00 AM 
Kathy Gribbin Walk and Talk - Faculty Apartments

11:30 AM
School of Business and Professional Studies Alumni and Students Gathering – Alumni Room, Lindner Fitness Center

Alumni and students from the School of Business and Professional Studies adult degree completion programs have organized a cohort reunion. Reconnect with your classmates and faculty.

12:00 – 3:00 PM
Toasty Cheese Food Truck – Outside Lindner Fitness Center

Purchase a scrumptious lunch from the Toasty Cheese Food Truck, parked in front of the Lindner Fitness Center. Make sure to stop by the Hospitality Tent to get your name tag and discount ticket for the Food Truck!

1:00 PM
Zuzu African Acrobats Kick Off Outdoor Festivities – Hospitality Tent

1:30 – 3:30 PM
Exotic Petting Zoo, Carnival Games, Inflatables – Hospitality Tent

1:30 PM
Men’s Varsity Soccer vs Olivet Nazarene

 2:30 – 4:30 PM
Exercise and Sport Science Alumni Gathering – Hospitality Tent

This is the 30th Anniversary for the Exercise and Sport Science program. Gather under the tent with other physical education, health & wellness, and sport admin faculty and alumni for refreshments and conversation.

4:00 PM
Women’s Varsity Soccer vs Olivet Nazarene

5:00 PM
Alumni and Family Chick-fil-a Dinner
Lindner Fitness Center
Join us for a Chick-fil-A Dinner in the Fitness Center before the signature choir event in the Herrick Chapel. Dinner - $4/adults; $2/children ages 3-8.

7:00 PM
Live Recording of Bob Bennett in Concert with the Alumni Choir and Judson University Choir –
Herrick Chapel
Join the Judson University Choir for a live recording with CCM pioneer Bob Bennett, whose First Things First and Matters of the Heart found themselves in regular rotation on many of our record players back in the day. A full choir of current students and alumni will sing 10-12 selections from the Bennett canon during the evening. The evening’s music will be professionally recorded for a CD by Gary Hedden, who recorded CCM luminaries such as Phil Keaggy and Judson’s own Servant, back when he had a recording studio in Schaumburg. The CD will be made available for purchase soon after the concert. This is an evening you will not want to miss!


Alumni Office: (847) 628-2083 or

Photos From Homecoming 2015

View the Homecoming 2015 Photo Album on Flickr 

Photos by Andres Chavez, Jamie Galen, Charis Gibbs, and Eric Secker

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