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Judson begins Spring 2021 Chapel season

Judson College began its Spring Chapel season last week with Faith in Focus Week, formerly known as Christian Emphasis Week, January 26-28. The College hosted Dr. Rhonda Kelley, associate director of Innovative Evangelism and adjunct professor of women’s ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, for three days of Chapel messages and engagement with students. […]

Faith in Focus Week to feature author Dr. Rhonda Kelley

Judson College will host Dr. Rhonda Kelley, associate director of Innovative Evangelism and adjunct professor of women’s ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, as the guest speaker for the college’s Faith in Focus Week. Formerly known as Christian Emphasis Week, this annual event began at the request of a Judson student. During the 1943-1944 […]

First week of classes afford opportunity for reflection, gratitude, hope

by Mary Amelia Taylor, Associate VP for Marketing & Communications The second day of spring classes at Judson College was rainy and damp, but the warmth and excitement of the Judson community was alive and well. Between classes, students and staff offered cheery greetings to those they met on Judson’s sidewalks, and students jumped into […]

Judson to open for Spring 2021

The Judson College Board of Trustees convened today, Dec. 31, 2020, and approved moving forward with a residential spring semester for all returning students. After the December 15th announcement that Judson would need $500,000 in unrestricted cash donations and $1 million in unrestricted commitments of gifts between January 1 and May 31, 2021, the Judson […]

Judson reaches $500,000 goal, looks forward to $1 million pledges for Spring ’21

Today Judson President W. Mark Tew announced that, thanks to the generosity of Judson’s supporters, the December 31, 2020, fundraising goal of $500,000 has been met. As of the close of business Dec. 28, 2020, alumnae and friends of the college have given $527,665.36 to this effort. The College also is soliciting unrestricted commitments for […]

Merry Christmas from the Judson family!

As we come to the close of this wholly unprecedented year, we want to thank our Judson community and friends for your support during the past week. As of December 23, alumnae and friends have given $357,643.39 toward the $500,000 needed by December 31. As of December 23, alumnae and friends have pledged to give […]

Judson President W. Mark Tew appeals for financial support

Acknowledging the financial difficulties resulting from declining enrollment, the recession of 2008, and this year’s COVID-19 pandemic, Judson President W. Mark Tew made an appeal to the College’s community of supporters today. In a letter to friends of the College, Tew outlined the College’s financial condition, stating that additional funds are needed to make possible […]

Faculty and staff give virtual Christmas concert

Several Judson faculty and staff members shared their musical gifts in a virtual Christmas concert for the Judson community this week. Musicians from the Departments of Music, Religious Studies, and Distance Learning met in Alumnae Auditorium to record a video playlist of some of their favorite Christmas songs to share online. “Like so many colleges […]

“We are Judson Girls”: Finishing 2020 with “good grace”

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Judson College announced its transition to online classes for the final two weeks of the fall semester due to ongoing water quality issues in the City of Marion in the aftermath of Hurricane Zeta. That evening, the Judson Senior Class reenacted their class’s favorite memories from their time at Judson in […]

Judson College employees recognized for service

The Judson College community recognized fourteen employees celebrating work anniversaries during the college’s annual employee recognition service October 27, 2020. President Dr. W. Mark Tew presided and presented gifts of appreciation to the honorees for their 230 cumulative years of service to the College. “Judson is a wonderful place to work, filled with wonderful people […]