Homecoming & Events

Homecoming & Regional Events

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Homecoming & Family Weekend

September 22-24, 2022

September 22-24, 2022

Homecoming Weekend

Judson University
1151 N. State St. Elgin, IL 60123

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Homecoming & Family weekend schedule



ALL DAY Virtual Network Day  

Sign up for a Mentor https://bit.ly/JUVND 


Sign up to be a Mentor 



11:30 PM – 12:30 PM Ask Me Anything Alumni Panel > University Center, Alumni Room (Zoom Available Online) 

Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85012614688?pwd=M3M0amZzZlJXMFdraTBoU09CU2F5dz09

Meeting ID: 850 1261 4688

Passcode: 262209)


This panel discussion features accomplished Judson alumni who are eager to answer your questions and provide their insight regarding leadership skills, as well as today’s work environment. Featuring Alumni Panelists: Bethany Simon ’17, Shawn Williams ’20, and Lisa Ramirez ’20.


Featuring Alumni Panelists: 

  • Bethany Simon ‘17 
  • Shawn Williams ‘20 
  • Lisa Ramirez ‘20 

 Register https://bit.ly/JUAMA22


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Network Night – Lindner Tower, Reed Room (Zoom available online – beginning at 7:00 pm) 

Zoom (begins at 7 pm): https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82470118907?pwd=d1JGbGcxbUl2cUdWS0h0OFhPWXdpQT09

Meeting ID: 824 7011 8907

Passcode: 796365


Speaker: Mike Parker, President at Uniball 

This year’s featured speaker is Mike Parker, President of uniball.


With over 20 years of progressive sales, international, and executive management experience, Mike currently serves as the President of uniball Corporation, a division of uni Mitsubishi Pencil Company and a worldwide leader in quality writing instruments since 1887. Prior to joining uniball, Mike helped establish Lifesong Impact, a private holding company that buys, builds, and holds businesses in the lower middle market while providing sustained support to faith-based charities. He remains a Partner in the firm and continues to serve in an advisory capacity. In 2017, Mike founded Kardia, LLC, a management consulting firm that helps clients deliver measurable results in the areas of strategy development & execution, domestic & international expansion, P&L management, sales excellence, M&A, and optimal organizational design. Before establishing Kardia, Mike served as the President of Fellowes Brands, a large multi-national organization with 1,500+ employees and omni-channel distribution in over 100 countries. In this role, he provided executive leadership across all facets of the business – responsible for driving revenue and profit growth, increasing operational efficiencies, developing new capabilities, and enhancing culture throughout the entire global organization. Mike received a B.A. degree in Business Administration, graduating with honors from Covenant College. He completed executive education courses from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2008 and received a Certificate of Financial Management from Cornell University in 2017. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of Crossway Books, as well as the National Business Products Industry executive council for the City of Hope cancer research and treatment center.


Mike and his wife Sasha reside in Winfield, IL and are the grateful parents of nine children – five of which have come through domestic and international adoption. Both are active in helping bring sustainable solutions to vulnerable children and orphan advocacy.



Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming 



Judson Spirit Store (8 am – 7 pm) Betty Lindner Commons, lower level

Jerry’s Café (8:30 am – 3:30 pm) Harm A. Weber Academic Center, second floor

Eagle Walk (daylight hours) – see visitors tent for a map of the trail

Disc Golf (daylight hours) – see visitors tent for a map of the course or to access an online map here: https://udisc.com/courses/judson-university-kRRz


10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Alumni / Family Chapel – Herrick Chapel and livestream 

View online at: www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew

Join us for worship led by Huntley Brown featuring Judson’s Student and Alumni Choir. Alumnus of the year, Rev. Patrick Parks ’19 will be sharing a message entitled “Hold On to Your Dreams” based on Genesis 37: 2 – 8 (NLT).

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Alumni/Family/Faculty Lunch – Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall  $9.20

Pay via credit card – Discounted Alumni/Family Price $9.20

Enjoy lunch and fellowship in the newly renovated Dining Hall lovingly labeled, “Betty’s Kitchen” in memory of Betty Lindner.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Alumni Open Houses or Exhibitions  

  • RISE Student / Alumni Gathering – Alumni Room 
  • RISE 5 Year Anniversary – Lindner Tower, 1st Floor Academic Hall 
  • Draewell Gallery Open – HAWAC 
  • DCWPA 10 Year Anniversary – DCWPA/Thompson  


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Alumni Anniversary Year Gatherings – In-person and virtual, LTOW E/F  

(1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, 2022)  

Lindner Tower, Classrooms E & F or virtual

Participate online at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83131990633?pwd=aTFOL0dsYUdZbml6U0FWTS9hNDNDZz09

Meeting ID: 831 3199 0633

Passcode: 588463

Hear the State of the University from Dr. Gene Crume and have the opportunity to ask questions. Anniversary classes will meet afterwards to connect with one another.


6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Alumni Banquet & Alumni Awards

View online at (online presentation begins at 7:15): www.facebook.com/JudsonU/ (Live) or www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew (Post Event) Ceremony – Lindner Tower, Reed Room cost: $30

Alumnus of the Year: Rev. Patrick Parks ‘19 

Distinguished Alumni: Benjamin Carr ‘09 

Josh Guge ‘02 

Lori Heiselman ‘93 

Stephen VanOsdale ‘88  

Family Legacy Award: Rev. Gary & Janie Nelsen Family  

All Alumni are invited to the Alumni Banquet where Reunion Years 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017) will be recognized. The Alumni Awards Ceremony will also be held at the Alumni Banquet where the Family Legacy, Distinguished Alumni and the Alumnus of the Year Awards will be presented.


Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Judson Spirit Store / transition to Football Game at 1 PM > Feed the Eagles promotion – bring items to tent at football game or at Spirit Store 


7:00 AM Fun Run/5K Registration  

8:00 AM Fun Run/5K Race Begins 

Hosted by the cross-country team to raise funds for their post-season travel, come enjoy the beautiful scenery of Judson’s campus as you test your time against your fellow Judson community members. Judson Students / Alumni & Staff-$10 / Community member-$20. All participants receive a free t-shirt.


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Coffee & Donuts with JUMP Mentoring – University Center, Alumni Room 

All students and Alumni interested in learning more about the Judson University Mentoring Program are invited to attend a brief presentation and an opportunity to connect with those who are participating in the program as well as meet a potential mentor.


9:00 AM Alumni Choir Rehearsal – Herrick Chapel  


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Alumni Athletic Games  

  • Baseball 
  • Softball 
  • Women’s Volleyball (student scrimmage only-all welcome to attend)  


10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Resident Life Open Houses/Activities – Visit each dormitory 

Open House/Scavenger Hunt 

Photo booth  

Dorm t-shirts 


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon & Awards Ceremony Lindner Tower, Reed Room cost: $30

View online (presentations will begin at 12:00) at: www.facebook.com/JudsonU/ (Live) or www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew (Post Event)

Inductees:  Vusa Nkomazana ’98 (Men’s Soccer) 

Matt McHenry ’12 (Baseball) 

Lana Rasmussen ’98 (Women’s Volleyball) 

Landon Skinner ’12 (Basketball) 


11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch – Betty Lindner Commons, Dining Hall 

Students, families, alumni and employees are welcome to eat in the cafeteria for $9.20


RISE Alumni & Advisor Picnic –

Lindner Tower, Back Parking Lot (Weather Backup Lindner Tower, Classrooms B & C)

RISE Alumni and Advisors are invited to attend a picnic to celebrate their special friendships.


Faculty Book Signings-

Alumni Tent – Between Betty Lindner Commons and Administration Building (weather permitting)

Dr. Robert Currie, “Hunger Winter”

Elliott Anderson, “Simon Says”

Varghese Mathai, “The Village Maestro and 100 Other Stories”


12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Judson Spirit Bash – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd) – All welcome to attend 


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM VIP Reception – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd) – Invitation only 



2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Football Game – Location: Streamwood High School (701 W Schaumburg Rd)

$7 Adults / $5 Alumni & non-Judson students / Students & Employees free w/ID or watch online at: judsoneagles.com/youtube 

Food drive bring items to tent at football game or at Spirit Store 


PreGame: Alumni/Student National Anthem 

Color Guard – recognition of military 

Halftime: Recognition of Alumni & Family Weekend 

Hall of Fame & Alumni Award Winners 

Homecoming Court 



5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Campus Celebration Dinner / Academic Departments Open House –  Location: Betty Lindner Campus Commons, Dining Hall everyone welcome  > $10 


7:00 PM – 8:30 PM DCWPA Alumni/Student Concert

Herrick Chapel and livestream www.youtube.com/user/JudsonBlueCrew

Homecoming weekend concludes with the celebration of 10-year anniversary of the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts. A retrospective concert highlighting Judson’s history and an Alumni & Student choir will be presented.


Register at www.judsonu.edu/homecoming

Regional Events

October 9-11 2022

Iowa Alumni Regional Gathering

Marshalltown, Iowa

October 27-29 2022

Colorado Alumni Regional Gathering

Denver, CO and Colorado Springs, CO

Campus Commons at night


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I recently got to plant a church in Columbus, Ohio, and much of that DNA was formed in my senior seminar project as my ministry degree capstone. It is really cool to see a dream and idea become tangible fruit five years later. It just shows that what students are doing and learning at Judson will have not only lifelong impact, but eternal impact.”
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Alumni Portrait of Trey Gilmore