This is considered the golden time of age, marriage, and graduation from Judson...
That's right, at Judson College fifty years after your graduation means acceptance into a special club.
The Golden Club.
Of course, all of Judson's alumnae are spectacular, but the Golden Club pays homage to some of our long time supporters. These champions of Judson have stuck around for years and years following their academic tenure in Marion, AL.
I was fortunate enough to attend The Golden Club Banquet several weeks ago, and the experience was one I will not easily forget. A lot of these so called "little old ladies" were full of life and vibrantly recalled their most memorable experiences here at Judson.
I remember thinking as I left the event,
"What memories will stick fifty years after my graduation from Judson College?"
I am only in my junior year, but this question still plagues my mind.
How will my life be affected by Judson College? What do I want to take home along with my degree?
The main speaker for the class of 1961 was a lady named Becky. She periodically made the same statement, but it stuck with me the most.
"We've gotta long way to go, baby!"
I realize that this is a peculiar thing to remember for those of you in attendance that evening. A lot of poignant, beautiful things were said by many people.
However, her use of this phrase described her life after: freshmen year, graduation, and being commemorated as a new member in the Golden Club.
I found comfort in her humbleness, because I feel the same way.
I am not the same person I was my freshmen year. Likewise, I will not be the same person upon my graduation from Judson College. What's comforting is that even if I'm still growing fifty years after my graduation, that's okay too.
Becky, if you're reading this, thank you!
You have shown me that even with fifty years of growing time, there's always room for improvement.