4/13/2011 - Alumnae Director honored with "staff excellence" award
By Michael J. Brooks
Judson College's alumnae director, Jennifer Truelove, was honored at the college's annual J-Day as the ninth recipient of the Alumnae Association's "Past Presidents Award for Staff Excellence."
According to guidelines, recipients of the award are evaluated on a number of things, including service to Judson, dependability, accomplishments, job involvement, interpersonal relationships, positive attitude, involvement in the campus community and willingness to accept responsibility.
Truelove, a Birmingham native, began work as Judson College's Director of Alumnae Relations and Annual Fund in September, 2007.
She is the daughter of Fonda Truelove and the late Jimmy Truelove, and graduated from First Baptist Church School in Pleasant Grove.
She came to Judson as a freshman in 1989 and said that she was influenced by biology professor Dr. Thomas Wilson whose words, "Luck favors the prepared mind," has affected her life choices.
Truelove graduated from Judson in 1993 with a major in biology and a minor in computer information systems, and then earned a master of divinity degree with biblical languages at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth in 2001.
Along the way she has been a relief house parent at the Alabama Baptist Children's Home in Mobile, an assistant director in the law office of Ross & Matthews, P.C. in Ft. Worth and was the associate minister of church growth at Rosen Heights Baptist Church, also in Ft. Worth.
When she is not at work or attending a local chapter event, Truelove serves as vice-president of Club 15, a civic club that raises scholarship money for Perry County students. She also enjoys her hobby of stained glass-making and, more recently, her membership in the blue grass band, "The Grasshopper String Band," in which she serves as vocalist and upright bass player. She also enjoys her work at assistant coach for the Marion Cardinals little league team-the team that includes her nephew, Jaden.
"I'm grateful to be able to work at Judson and with such a gifted group of women as our advancement team," Truelove said.
"This award is an encouragement and I certainly appreciate my nomination."
Judson president Dr. David Potts congratulated Truelove and noted her "devotion and passion for the college."
*Article courtesy of the Judson College Public Relations Department.