Hello one and all!
Last weekend was J-Day and I had the opportunity to participate in many of its events. If you're unfamiliar with J-Day, I'll explain a bit more about this special weekend on our campus.
Imagine a multitude of women young and old, converging with a single purpose:
Uphold, protect, and further Judson College.
As most people know, women on a mission are often undefeatable. This is the case of the Judson College Alumnae Association (JCAA). These past graduates of Judson have been fighting for their Alma Mater for a lot longer than 1868, the formation of the JCAA, however this organization proved to strengthen their unity of purpose.
In fact, the first constitution of "The Society of Alumnae of Judson Female Institute" declared their purpose
"To afford a common bond of sisterhood and sympathy among the Alumnae of the Institute; to promote the moral and intellectual improvement of its members; to furnish occasions of social reunion and fellowship; to keep alive the flame of love and devotion to Alma Mater; and to advance its true interests and prosperity."*
This clear cut objective is the motivation behind J-Day and all its festivities. I encourage all of my readers (especially future Judson girls) to come down and visit! See for yourself this overwhelming support that is the heart and soul of our institution. It is this continuous push for advancement that makes an education earned at Judson College one of the best around.
"For the past 173 years, Judson College has been about the business of Christian higher education."
I have heard Dr. David Potts, the president of Judson, say this many times at numerous functions.
If Judson College was not hidden behind the shadow of the Cross, and filled with past and present students alike who uphold their Alma Mater, I do believe its doors would have shut a long time ago.
*Quote from A History of Judson College by. Louise Manly