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Judson University Announces the 2020 D. Ray Wilson and Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award Nominees

 

Judson University Announces the 2020 D. Ray Wilson and Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award Nominees

(ELGIN, IL – May 20, 2020) This year, Judson announces the nominees for both the D. Ray Wilson and Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Awards. Both awards will be presented in the Fall at a future Judson University event since the university’s annual Prayer Breakfast was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judson University President Gene Crume Appointed to IBHE Campus Reopening Committee

Judson University President Appointed to IBHE Campus Reopening Committee

(ELGIN, IL – May 15, 2020) Judson University President Gene Crume is one of 12 college presidents appointed to an Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) committee to develop guidance on how campuses across the state can open safely this fall. IBHE just released news of its Campus Reopening Committee as a step to help guide best practices for opening colleges and universities within Illinois following the COVID 19 pandemic. The committee was formed following Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan.

Judson University Plans for In-person Classes in the Fall

Judson University Plans for In-person Classes in the Fall

(ELGIN, IL – May 12, 2020) Judson University intends to begin the Fall semester with Welcome Weekend on August 21 and in-person classes on August 24.

“We will continue to comply with all federal and state guidelines, as well as our own high standards, for the health and safety of our entire community – students, faculty, staff, and guests,” said Mary Dulabaum, director of Communications and Marketing for Judson University.

Judson University Awards Two Graduates with Special Honors

Judson University Awards Two Graduates with Special Honors

(ELGIN, IL – May 5, 2020) Judson University recognized the achievements of two graduates this weekend by awarding Sarah Jenkins with the Presidential Scholar Award and Andrew Finley with the Student Service Award. On Saturday, May 2, the university released videos of the students learning of the award. Judson had planned to hold Commencement on May 2 but has since rescheduled commencement for Saturday, Sept. 19.

Fields Promoted to Head Men’s Basketball Coach as Thrift Takes Texas School AD Position

Fields Promoted to Head Men’s Basketball Coach as Thrift Takes Texas School AD Position


(Elgin, IL April 27, 2020) The Judson University Men's Basketball Program has a new head coach as Judson University Athletic Director Joel Popenfoose announced the hiring of Bruce Fields as the Head Men's Basketball Coach on Friday. Fields succeeds Brian Thrift, who resigned to become the athletic director and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Brazos Christian High School in Bryan, Texas.

Judson Awards Honorary Doctorate to District Superintendent Tony Sanders

Judson Awards Honorary Doctorate to District Superintendent Tony Sanders

(ELGIN, IL – April 28, 2020) Judson University’s Board of Trustees has awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters to School District U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders. The award recognizes Superintendent Sanders dedication and commitment to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all students.

Such awards are typically presented during the Judson University’s Spring Commencement but that has been postponed until Sept. 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The university will recognize Supt. Sanders during a Facebook Live interview with Judson President Dr. Gene Crume and Superintendent Sanders.

Judson Commencement Speaker Dr. K. Shelette Stewart to Participate on Facebook Live

Judson Commencement Speaker Dr. K. Shelette Stewart to Participate on Facebook Live

(ELGIN, IL – April 23, 2020) Since Judson University’s Spring Commencement has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic until Sept. 19, the university is providing an alternative way to graduates to engage with the speaker Dr. K. Shelette Stewart. Dr. Stewart will take part in a Facebook Live discussion with Judson students and community members at 7 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, April 29, as part of the university’s alternative Commencement week activities on social media. Dr. Stewart has more than 20 years of leadership experience in strategic business planning, marketing, and national account sales with Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company and BellSouth Corporation/ AT&T. She is a Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program Specialist and holds a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Judson University Receives Colleges of Distinction Honor

Judson University Receives Colleges of Distinction Honor

(Elgin, IL – April 22, 2020) Judson University has been recognized for its honorable commitment to engaged, experiential education by Colleges of Distinction.

Judson University has been listed as a Christian College of Distinction since 2015. This distinction is defined as an institution recognized nationally by education professionals for excellence in teaching undergraduates and providing innovative learning experiences and opportunities. The university has also been recognized for its business and education programs.

Judson University Awards Youth of the Year Winner with Scholarship

Judson University Awards Youth of the Year Winner with Scholarship

(ELGIN, IL – April 16, 2020) For the third year, Judson University is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin to offer a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the high school student who wins the organization’s Youth of the Year Award.

The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin’s announced today on social media hat Nya Colvin, a junior at Streamwood High School in Streamwood, Ill., is this year’s winner of its Youth of the Year Award.

Colvin said the Boys & Girls Club was a beacon of hope for her, “My Boys & Girls Club encouraged me and guided me into being a better version of myself. I surround myself with people at Club who can make my day whenever times get rough. Along with giving me a solid support system, my Club introduced me to so many opportunities that I otherwise might have not experienced, especially when it comes to exploring new careers.”

Judson University Cancels Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

 

Judson University Cancels Annual Community Prayer Breakfast While Continuing Awards Program

(ELGIN, IL – March 31, 2020) For the first time in 32 years, Judson University will not hold its annual Community Prayer Breakfast in an effort to protect the health of the community as the nation faces the COVID-19 pandemic. 

While the breakfast, which was scheduled for May 4, will not be held, Judson University will continue with its awards program to recognize community volunteers by awarding its D. Ray Wilson Community Volunteer award and the Bea Wilson Youth Award. The nomination deadline for these awards have been extended until April 20. The recognition recipients will be announced at a future Judson University event in the fall.

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