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The Value of Collaboration Information Technology (IT) departments in any organization need to know a business well to align goals, establish a foundation for service excellence, and foster an environment for trusted collaboration. Successful IT departments no longer devote 100 percent of their attention to their end-user’s uptime, support and satisfaction. Although these issues are important. The need to see beyond the end-user’s needs to the employer’s customers is paramount to the success of supporting the organization’s business strategy and purpose. The trends discussed in the IT world and mainstream media are consistent across industries: consumerization of IT, mobility, cloud computing, big data, social media and information security. While these issues are important to Judson University too, the organization lacks the manpower and expertise to shoulder these goals independent of a cultural change. This issue highlights just how Judson’s Information Systems and Technology (IST) team approaches its work to provide the best service possible to our students, faculty and staff. The Information Systems and Technology (IST) team at Judson is made up of highly competent and skilled individuals with huge hearts for doing the right thing. However, the tasks of keeping up with the trends, protecting the IT environment and maintaining the existing infrastructure continue to become more complex. A paradigm change within the Judson community is necessary and can be accomplished by fostering a culture of agility, and by informing and developing employees who embrace and celebrate change. The IST team is focused on one priority: value. Judson’s IST team understands that in order to drive value there must be financial and performance measurements and accountability, solid asset management methodology, and a sourcing strategy. Collaboration and outsourcing have provided Judson access to critical skills while still driving outcomes and managing customer expectations. Outsourcing was perceived as a negative term and created fear for many individuals on the IST team. Once past the emotion associated with outsourcing, the team understood that all the IST needs could not be met internally. However, by becoming single-incumbent subject-matter-experts (SMEs), the IST team can be consultative in supporting our customers’ needs. Over the past six months, Judson developed collaborative relationships with several key business partners to address critical needs such as increasing internet bandwidth, cybersecurity awareness and training, and computer laptop and desktop imaging. Partnering with key vendors literally extends the services that IST can provide by augmenting the staff’s technical knowledge and experience, and freeing resources for other purposes. Just how this partnership came about and what it entails is described on page 27. I credit the IST team with successfully implementing the outsourcing strategy. Once the strategic vision and plan were communicated, the team “stepped up” and began to manage the vendors. For example, Spencer Timmons created the Computer Refresh Project plan (see page 29) and identified the software that needed to be deployed. Working closely with the vendor created a reliable image, which was factory installed, eliminating hundreds of hours and delays in deployment of the hardware. Successful outsourcing requires careful attention to personnel concerns and open communication with affected stakeholders regarding the clarity of the organization’s goals and objectives. It’s also about communicating the identified changes that will benefit the organization as well as defining clear vendor expectations and escalation procedures. Judson is well on its way to becoming a more collaborative force on and off campus. Hasi Smith ’15

Vice President for University Information Systems and Technology

O N T H E CO V E R Judson Today’s cover art is the creation of Graphic Design senior Natalia Warren of Normal, Ill. Natalia also designed a voting poster for her Advanced Graphic Design class that was later featured on the AIGA Chicago Instagram page and on the TEDTalks page.

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J U D S O N T O D AY E D I T O R I A L S TA F F EDITOR Mary Dulabaum Director of Marketing and Communications

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR Lisa Jones Townsel Writer/Social Media Manager STUDENT WRITERS Halee Yarbrough ’19, MyLeah Matheny ’20, Danae Ross ’19 LAYOUT AND PRODUCTION Celeste Torres Graphics/Production Specialist

ANNUAL REPORT 2015 - 2016

STUDENT DESIGNER Natalia Warren ’17 PHOTOGRAPHY Eric Secker Web Communications Specialist







STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHERS Jamie Galen ’17, Monica Medina ’20, Lily Morawski ’20, Nora Russell ’20, Haley Sliwa ’20 ALUMNOTES EDITOR Bonnie Bienert Director of Alumni Relations ATHLETICS EDITOR Brandon Fowkes Sports Information Director


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RISE Program Launches........................................................................................................................ 4 New certificate of completion program invites students with intellectual disabilities to Judson University.

Nancy Binger ’97 Vice President for Enrollment Management and Strategic Planning

Homecoming 2016 – What a Celebration.................................................................................... 6 Treasured annual event welcomed alumni, their families and the community to campus.

Devlin Donaldson ’79 Senior Vice President for External Relations

Mary Lou Retton – Determined to Succeed...............................................................................14 Olympic gymnastics champion shares the faith that kept her grounded amid success.

Jeffrey Eder Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Affairs

SPECIAL INSERT: Annual Giving Report......................................................................................17 Judson University shares giving and financial performance updates.

Dr. Wilbert J. Friesen Provost and Chief Academic Officer Ginny Guth ’02/’08 Associate Vice President for Student Success and University Registrar Lisa Jarot ’03/’14 Vice President for Student Life Tena Robotham ’78 Executive Assistant to the President Assistant Secretary to Board of Trustees Dr. Curtis Sartor Associate Vice President for Diversity and Spiritual Development Hasi Smith ’15 Vice President for University Information Systems and Technology Judson Today is published by the Marketing and Communications Office at Judson University. Please send address changes and correspondence to Judson Today c/o Advancement Office, 1151 North State St., Elgin, IL 60123 or email

Revving Up Broadband at Judson and Beyond......................................................................26 Infrastructure connects Judson to a wider network of academic alliances. Reimagining the Classroom..............................................................................................................30 High-tech elements offer synergistic impact in well-equipped Lindner Tower classroom.




Faculty Accomplishments.................................................................................................................. 12 Alumnotes................................................................................................................................................. 32 Athletics...................................................................................................................................................... 34




What began in 2015 as a meeting of support between Judson alumnae Gayle Gianopulos ’88 and Nancy Binger ’97 – two mothers of children with Down syndrome – has transformed into an amazing journey that has launched a Judson program for students with intellectual disabilities. The new RISE (Road to Independent Living, Spiritual Formation and Employment) program, a post-secondary certificate of completion program for students with intellectual disabilities will begin during the 2017-2018 school year. The two-year program will provide students with a unique opportunity to experience residential college life in a Christian community and develop independent living and work skills through various opportunities. Gianopulos, who graduated from Judson in 1988 with a degree in Psychology, has four children, two of whom have Down syndrome. When her oldest daughter, who has Down syndrome, entered her teen years, Gianopulos started thinking about postsecondary options for her. As she searched for a program, she discovered that there were few faith-based programs in the nation and none in the Chicago area. That’s when she approached her alma mater, Judson University, to start a program to serve students with intellectual disabilities. She was introduced to Judson’s Vice President of Enrollment and Strategic Planning Nancy Binger, who had just received the news that her son would be born with Down syndrome. The women connected first for support and encouragement. But they developed a friendship and Gianopulos presented her vision to

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Binger, who felt that it fit perfectly with Judson’s mission and strategy for diversity and enrollment growth. “This has been such an amazing journey as we have blended something that is so personal yet at the same time will benefit the university in so many ways,” Binger said. “Being able to provide a Christian college experience for students who may not have thought college was an option is rewarding. I look forward to seeing these students succeed while the whole Judson community grows as well.” The first cohort will begin August 2017, and the application deadline will be January 31, 2017. Applicants must be 18-25 years old with an intellectual disability and possess practical reading and writing skills and a high school diploma (or equivalent). The RISE curriculum will follow the typical academic year. Kathryn Lambert is the new RISE director. She comes to this position with an extensive background in marketing, corporate relationship building and support and leadership of programs for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Families interested in learning more about Judson’s new twoyear RISE Program can sign up to attend RISE Preview Day events on the Elgin campus (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Each Preview Day event will include informational meetings, chapel, lunch and a campus tour. The next one will be on January 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign up for Preview Days and personal campus tours are online: Applications are now being taken.

A New Wave of Worship By Halee Yarbrough ’19 Within the last three months, Judson students, alumni and faculty members have produced five CDs in the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA). Each recording shares the authentic beauty of worship and excellent talent Judson has helped to cultivate over the years. In late August, the DCWPA released its second “Dark Room 2016” CD. This 12-recording compilation was recorded, produced and performed by Judson students in the Dark Room Studios facilities on the lower level of the Thompson Center. Sophomore Jennifer Dotson said of the recording: “It was a new experience having multiple cooks in the kitchen, but it was definitely an opportunity that should not be ignored. I feel honored to have my voice and writing represent a sample of what Judson has to offer.” Also released was senior Leighton Dubbeld’s new hard-rock “Von Mark” CD. The project consisted of 10 alternative rock tunes that he wrote himself. “My goal as an artist is to offer people hope and truth in the music that I write,” he said.

The DCWPA also hosted a CD release party recently for English professor and chair Pat Hargis. His “Memories of Jesus” CD includes 17 original songs that retell the story of Jesus’ life and ministry. The music ranges from acoustic folk to rock to blues. “I feel that I am making a contribution to the tradition and hope that these songs will enhance the experience of growth of others in the church,” he said. During Homecoming weekend, a unique live recording took place on the Judson campus! Alumni and current choir members were joined by famed singer-songwriter Bob Bennett for a memorable concert of more than a dozen songs from his personal canon. Just in time for the holidays, the DCWPA has released its first Christmas CD entitled, “Merry Christmas from Judson University!” It includes 15 tracks of congregational songs, choral works, instrumental arrangements and spoken-word pieces. The project was mixed and mastered by senior Josiah Vik. All of the recordings can be purchased via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon or on the DCWPA online store:

APRIL 4-8, 2017 The Imago Film Festival showcases independent film that deals with faith issues, emphasizing image and story. Late Deadline Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – $40 fee Rules • Submissions must be less than 30 minutes in length • DVD or Blu-ray format • Content should be images and stories about the spiritual journey of the human experience through any genre the filmmaker sees fit • Filmmakers may submit as many entries as they like Prizes Best of Show – $1,000 First Runner-up – $500 Second Runner-up – $300 Audience Choice Award – $200

For detailed submission information, visit

IMAGOFILMFESTIVAL.COM For specific questions, contact Dr. Terrence Wandtke at


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Homecoming 2016 welcomed home old friends and opened the door to new ones. The roster of special events and guests kept the mood upbeat, alive and moving!

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Network Night 2016 On Thursday, Sept. 22, the Homecoming calendar kicked off with the synergistic Network Night event in Lindner Tower. The event began with a dedication of a new state-of-the-art classroom and moved to the Eagle Lounge, where students chatted with area power brokers to foster new partnerships and potential mentors. The night’s keynote discussion was led by sales coaching executive Jack Frisby ’81, a LinkedIn expert and owner of the sales strategy firm, Optimize Selling Solutions, in Indianapolis, Ind. Alumni Chapel 2016 Morning worship during the Alumni Chapel in Herrick Chapel was led by Matt Archibald ’04, Ben Calhoun ’03, Stephen Carter ’05, Dan Lugo ’06 and Ian Simkins ’06. Nick Mancini ’05 delivered an inspiring message; he is the student ministries content developer at Life.Church in Oklahoma City, Okla. Chapel was followed by lunch and a campus tour that included a guided walk through Judson’s recording space, Dark Room Studios in the Thompson Center. Friday was meeting day for the Alumni Delegates Congress. An evening Alumni Banquet followed in Lindner Fitness Center and showcased the Reunion Years (’66, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06, ’11, ’16), and Class Delegates. The banquet also included the Alumni Awards Ceremony to honor the Distinguished Alumni and the Alumnus of the Year. Alumni Awards 2016 The Alumni Awards Ceremony honored three people as Distinguished Alumni. The award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to profession and community. This year’s recipients included Dr. J. Rebecca Mills ’88, vice president of Research and Hospital Engagement for the Denver-based healthcare organization Premier Inc.; Sylvia Salazar-Wetzel ’00 of Elgin, Ill., a former Bison Gear & Engineering executive who now leads a skilled workforce initiative to create and implement solutions to remedy the shortage of qualified entry-level workers in manufacturing; and Jon M. Beilstein ’77 of Pacific, Mo., director of Sales and Business Development for the St. Louis Football Club (United Soccer League, Chicago Fire Affiliate). Dr. Warren Anderson ’86 of Elgin, Ill., was presented with the Alumnus of the Year Award, an honor given in recognition of significant contributions to church and society, consistent with the mission of Judson University. Anderson is the dean of Chapel, director of the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts and director of the Judson University Choir. Additionally, he teaches in the Worship Arts and Music departments. During his 25-plus years as a Judson faculty/staff member, Anderson has also served as dean of Men, director of Housing, director of Christian Ministries, lecturer in Communication Arts, houseparent, admissions counselor, summer-ministry-team director and as an assistant men’s basketball coach. He recently retired from being a worship pastor at Elgin Evangelical Free Church, and he wrote a monthly column and served on the editorial board of Worship Leader magazine for 17 years.

During the dinner ceremony, Anderson thanked administrators, staff and faculty members who imparted lifelong lessons. He then continued: “I wish to recognize two important groups of people. First, I wish to thank all the students I have had the privilege of teaching…for enriching my life in ways that they will never fully appreciate. And second, I would like to thank my family for the support that they have given me in so many ways. “In case it isn’t obvious by now,” he continued, “the reason Judson was, is, and will continue to be great is not its physical or technological infrastructure….it’s people, a people who continue to put their faith in a sovereign Lord of the universe who gives us strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.” Zuzu Acrobats 2016 Following the Alumni Awards Ceremony, the dynamic, highenergy Zuzu African Acrobats performed in Lindner Fitness Center and closed out the evening’s festivities. This talented troupe of tumblers and contortionists from Mombasa, Kenya, were finalists on the “America’s Got Talent!” TV show. They were also a part of the Saturday schedule. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the schedule was packed full of sporting events, fun family activities and food galore. Judson President Dr. Gene Crume and his wife, Cindy Crume, extended a “Coffee with the Crumes” invitation to alumni to meet in the Reed Room for coffee and an informal state of Judson update. A special Hall of Fame Lunch and Induction Ceremony was held in Lindner Commons for Judson sports legends who left their indelible mark on campus. Honorees included: Julie Anderson Schickert of Milwaukee, Wis. (Women’s Volleyball, 2001-2004); Heather Kusch Johnson of Belvidere, Ill. (Women’s Basketball, 1998-2000); Jim Wallis of Poplar Grove, Ill. (coach, Men’s Basketball, 1984-1993); Doco Wesseh of Newark, Ill. (Men’s Soccer, 2002, 2004); Rick Williams of Schaumburg, Ill. (Men’s Basketball, 1998-2002); and Bob Pleticha of Elgin, Ill. (Weightlifting, 1972). The Judson Hall of Fame also honored the 1991 Men’s Soccer team. The afternoon hours included walking tours, a special alumni gathering for School of Business and Professional Studies graduates, and a celebration by the Exercise and Sport Science program for its 30th anniversary. Other afternoon highlights included a return of the Zuzu African Acrobats to kick off play time under the Hospitality Tents. There was an exotic petting zoo, carnival games and inflatables for the young and the young at heart. There was also a Toasty Cheese Food Truck for those seeking gooey cheesy satisfaction. Concert 2016 Then, that evening marked the unprecedented live recording concert featuring legendary singer-songwriter Bob Bennett and the Judson University Choir (alumni and current members participating). The singers performed 10-12 songs from Bennett’s canon. The music was professionally recorded for CD by producer Gary Hedden. The CD is now available for purchase at the DCWPA online store:

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Founders’ Day 2016 – A Reminder to Find God in Unexpected Places, and a Celebration of Faithful Service

Founders’ Day 2016 conjured up feelings of pride and celebration as the Judson community came together to remember a rich history and to honor the legacy of those devoted to the cause of Judson. Founders’ Day began with a grand celebration in Herrick Chapel with a formal procession of Judson’s administrators, faculty and guests. Triumphant praise and worship was ushered in by Associate Professor of Music Sojung Lee Hong on piano and Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Director Warren Anderson, who led the choir and congregation in song. There were remarks by Judson Board of Trustees Chair John Shales and a special song written and sung by junior Tim Caffee, along with the Judson University Choir. President Dr. Gene Crume introduced the guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Albert L. Reyes, president and CEO of Buckner International. Bucker International is a Dallas-based 137-year-old non-profit organization that helps vulnerable children, orphans and seniors who are in need around the world. Reyes’ Convocation Address spoke of finding Jesus in unexpected places, and he based his presentation on Luke 4. “Jesus shows up in his hometown of Nazareth,” he explained. “It is the most unanticipated agenda in the most unlikely place. Nazareth was stigmatized and out of the way. They didn't realize it was Jesus.” Reyes told the congregation: “You can be right there, and miss him,” he said. “You can be in the choir, anywhere, and miss him.” Reyes urged people to find Jesus in the unexpected. “[Serving the poor] is what Jesus said he came to do. I wonder if we’ve forgotten that,” he continued. “… Jesus shows up in the most unlikely place to draw us back. He changes hearts, not social systems. Changing hearts brings about change.” 8 JUDSON today

Following the formal service, Reyes joined local business leaders, alumni, staff, faculty, trustees and friends for a Founders’ Day luncheon in the Betty Lindner Campus Commons. Amid great food and fellowship, those gathered witnessed Education Professor Kristen Stombres ’79 receive the Golden Eagle Award for her dedication and service to Judson and the community. Professor Stombres is a 1979 graduate who has taught almost every course that future elementary teachers require in her 31 years as an instructor at Judson. She has also served as chair of the Parents in Reading Committee for the Illinois Reading Council, member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Illinois Reading Council and is a past-president of College Instructors of Reading Professionals. Professor Stombres has spoken nationally at state and community conferences about literacy and special education, and she has received the Northern Illinois Reading Council-Award for Excellence, CCCU-Outstanding Alumni Award and the Judson Distinguished Alumni Award. Stombres accepted the honor graciously. “Thirty-one years has really gone by quickly. I feel that strong sense of community now more than I did back then,” she said as she thanked Judson for the recognition.


Honors Program students and World Leaders Forum scholars posed with Constitution Day Chapel guest religious liberties attorney and talk show host Jay Sekulow .

JSO's Glow Party at Volkman was enlightening!

Career Coach Doris Haugen received the 2016 Christ-like Servant Award.

Cast members of “Little Women: the broadway musical” are all smiles following the fall production!

Singer-songwriter Julianna Zobrist delivered a powerful word in her presentation and music!

CHAPEL SERIES 1. Joe Thorn, pastor of Redeemer Fellowship in St. Charles, Ill., was the speaker for our Baptist Heritage Chapel. 2. Karita Lipdo was among students who shared personal stories during the Racial Injustice Chapel of Lament.




3. With humor and grace, Moody Bible Institute Professor Dr. Winfred Omar Neely delivered an insightful message. 4. Heather Funk Palacios ’95 took on the taboo topic of mental illness during her presentation. 5. Eugene Cho spoke during Global Outreach Week and reminded everyone that a worldview begins with confession and repentance. 6. Megan Fate Marshman, director of Women's Ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps in California, posed hard questions and took on the ongoing chapel theme of vanity.



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Mathematics Major Excels as Judson 2016 Lincoln Laureate Senior Secondary Mathematics Education and Mathematics major Nicholas Modlin proudly represented Judson University recently in Springfield, Ill., during a special ceremony for Student Laureates of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Annually, outstanding seniors from each of the four-year, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in Illinois are awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and become Student Laureates of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The awardees are honored for leadership and service in and out of the classroom. As the 2016 Judson Student Laureate, Modlin of Wheeling, Ill., attended a special ceremony held in the Hall of Representatives at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. His parents and Judson President Dr. Gene Crume also attended. Modlin received the Lincoln Academy Student Laureate Medallion, a certificate of achievement and the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award of $1,000.  The math enthusiast maintains a cumulative 3.92 grade point average at Judson. He also holds a number of leadership positions across campus. He has worked as a math tutor for five semesters and as the teaching assistant in charge of the Math Lab since it opened in 2015. He, with the help of one of his professors, built a “forward board” in which he records instruction by writing on an “invisible” board that faces the camera (audience). This method allows students to see and learn lessons at their own pace at their leisure. See Modlin at work on his forward board: In addition to his classroom activities, Modlin is considered a model leader in sports. He is co-captain of the men’s cross country team and co-captain of the men’s track and field team. He is also an NCCAA All-American athlete for cross country.    And for four summers, Modlin has helped to coach the men’s cross country team at his high school alma mater, Wheeling High School. He also organized an alumni running team of 12 to fundraise for equipment and to offer support to current cross country team members at the school.

Shark Tank 2016 marked the third business pitch competition. Five student teams (in front row) pitched their business, service and product ideas to six probing judges (in back row) in an effort to win up to $2,000 in prize money. The grand-prize ($1,000) winner was John Ashworth (front, second from right).

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ADDING DEPTH TO THE DLIT COURSE LOAD Judson University’s Doctorate in Literacy Education (DLIT) program is chockfull of academic writing courses to ensure that each educator emerges with a healthy dose of literacy standards that are solidly met. Yet, DLIT instructors decided to toss something a little lighter into the schedule mix this past spring with the introduction of the course LIT 790 “Seminar in Writing for Publication.” This course is an exercise in belletristic writing, namely learning the art of writing poems, novels and picture books. “As opposed to academic manuscripts, we take this one moment in time to walk away from academic writing and look at more creative writing outlets,” explains program co-chair Dr. Steven L. Layne, who is a prolific author in his own right. During the seminar, doctoral candidates work with three veteran authors, colleagues of Layne’s, and hear a little bit from the course designer himself. “I write with them and take part in the seminar as much as possible; I just sold a new book from the course this summer,” Layne reports. For two weeks, the DLIT students work directly with the artists, writing material and conferencing with them to get feedback—then they head off to a real writers’ retreat in northern Michigan. “We just had this course for the first time, and it was a massive success,” Layne says. “I believe that we will see books sold out of this eventually.” Participating students, he says, often are overwhelmed with emotion and by the depth of the study. “Belletristic writing is another big part of literacy,” Layne says of such writing. “We wanted them to begin walking down some of those roads before they left us.” The reputation of this course is spreading. Layne says he gets requests to take “just this one course,” however, it is only available to those enrolled in the DLIT program. It is one of the last three courses in the program. For more information, contact the Graduate Programs in Literacy Education office at 847-628-1105.

BFA, the Professional Degree for Art and Design Students

Students who complete programs in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art: Photography, or Art: Film and Video at Judson will now earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The BFA is widely considered by employers and graduate programs as the professional degree in these fields, as it allows for more intensive disciplinary study than the Bachelor of Arts. At 79 credit hours, Judson’s BFA programs offer students a robust educational experience that prepares them to become creative professionals. For students interested in a broader course of study, Judson will continue to offer the 55-credit hour Bachelor of Arts program in Art. The biggest difference between the two programs is that twothirds of a BFA program must focus on the creation and study of visual arts, and one-third on liberal arts. The course ratio is roughly flipped for the Bachelor of Arts (two-thirds liberal arts and one-third visual arts).

Dr. Ruth Haley Barton

2017 Leadership in Ministry Forum Speaker Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, founder of the Transforming Center in Naperville, Ill., will speak to ministry leaders and students as the guest speaker for the Leadership in Ministry Forum on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She will also speak during Judson’s Preview Day chapel on Friday, March 31. The Transforming Center has as its mission to strengthen the souls of clergy, Christian leaders and the congregations and organizations they serve. Barton, who earned her doctoral degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a sought after speaker, retreat leader and trained spiritual director. She is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life, and she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches including Willow Creek Community Church. She is currently a professor of Spiritual Transformation at Northern Seminary. To register and learn more about this upcoming event, visit:

STAFF CHANGES JEFFREY EDER Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Affairs Jeffrey Eder joined Judson on July 11, 2016, as the new chief financial officer and vice president of business affairs. He came from Bible League International in Crete, Ill., where he worked for six years as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance, and he also held multiple positions at a German engineering firm, Siemens. He has served on the boards of Schlesinger Siemens, the Christian Life Center, and IndX Software Corp. Eder and his wife have five adult children. KRISTEN EGAN Associate Vice President for Development Kristen Egan joined Judson’s family on July 18, 2016, as the new associate vice president for development, where she will help build relationships with key stakeholders and connect their goals to those of the school. Egan has more than 20 years of experience working in fundraising and marketing communications with Meyer Partners, the Metropolitan Lutheran Ministries, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and she also currently volunteers at Willow Creek Huntley and Holy Family Ministries in Chicago. She and her husband, John, reside in Elgin, Ill. DR. CURTIS SARTOR Associate Vice President for Diversity and Spiritual Development Dr. Curtis Sartor has recently been named the associate vice president for diversity and spiritual development and appointed as the Title IX coordinator. In his new position, Sartor will provide leadership for all diversity and inclusion issues on campus while continuing to teach in the Architecture department. He also serves at Come As You Are Church in Elgin, Ill., and sits on the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities’ Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Sartor and his wife, Edna, have one son and four grandchildren.

MOLLY SMITH Admissions Director Molly Smith began October 10, 2016, as Judson’s new admissions director. She has previously served as a director of traditional undergraduate admissions, and has experience directing and advising admissions at Regent University, William Jessup University and Fresno Pacific University. Along with this, Smith is a board member of the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Personnel. She resides in the Elgin area with her husband and one son. WINTER 2017 11

FA C U LT Y FA C U LT Y A C C O M P L I S H M E N T S Mark A. Torgerson, Ph.D., Professor, Chair, Worship Arts, was awarded a sabbatical leave for the spring 2016 semester. He conducted research on 48 church sites scattered across nine states (from North Dakota to Pennsylvania) between January and August 2016. All of the church buildings examined were designed by architect Edward A. Sövik, the subject of Dr. Torgerson’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Notre Dame (1995). The new research will provide content for completing a comprehensive examination of Sövik’s church design over the full arc of his career, from 1950-1995. Dr. Torgerson served as an assistant editor for Encyclopedia of Christianity in America (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, forthcoming, November 2016) and authored seven articles (including the primary article on the history of American church architecture). He also completed a published review of The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America for the journal The Catholic Historical Review.

Art and Design faculty members Jeffery Carl, M.F.A., Associate Professor, Chair; Anna Filbert, M.Des., Assistant Professor; Lauren Meranda, M.F.A., Assistant Professor; G.E. Colpitts, M.F.A., Professor, and Terrence Wandtke, Ph.D., Professor, led their second annual Art and Design Student Creative Retreat at Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, Wis. This year's retreat doubled in size from last year and has now become a sold-out event. Anna Filbert, M.Des., Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design, was accepted into Light Grey Art Lab's Iceland Artist in Residency Program for summer 2017. Department of Art and Design’s Anna Filbert and Lauren Meranda will have a dual-exhibition of their personal and client design work at Upper Iowa University’s Bing Davis Memorial Gallery from January 12 - February 12, 2017. Christopher C. Miller, Ph.D., Architecture, received an Acanthus Award from the Institute for Classical ArchitectureChicago Midwest Chapter for “Market Bridge for Bath: Fitting Type to Local Character,” a thesis produced for his 2014 Notre Dame University M.Architecture in Urban Design. He presented Responsive Urbanism: Toward a Christian Anthropology of the Built Environment at "The Gospel and the Future of Cities,” a pre-conference to the United Nations Habitat III meeting on the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador, October 15-16. The Urban Shalom Project is a partnership of the Lausanne/World Evangelical Association Creation Care Network and the International Society for Urban Mission-Micah Global. Miller, in partnership with the Association of Christians in Architecture, curated the Department of Architecture’s James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture: Practices Making Community. In September 2016, Jhennifer Amundson, Ph.D., Professor, Architecture, Interim Dean, School of Art, Design and Architecture, presented the paper, “Hand Drawing and the Genesis of the Architecture Profession in the United States,” at the Art of Architecture conference at the University of Notre Dame. Jeffrey O. Henderson, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics, co-authored a review article with Jarod Schieler (Biochemistry, Honors Program, ’16) on dysregulation of the JAK/STAT pathway in cancer cells published April 15, 2016, in the peer-reviewed Journal of Student Research. He mentored four undergraduate students on independent projects given as oral presentations at the 49th annual Student Symposium, Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area, April 16, 2016.

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On October 17, 2016, Sean Gallagher, M.Arch., Associate Professor, Architecture, and president of Gallagher Associates Architects P.C., received the City of Geneva Preservation Award for the Norris Residence (213 S. Fifth Street, Geneva, Ill.). The project, one of six selected from 150 candidates, expands an 1893 Queen Anne home to include a first-floor family room and second-story master suite. This is the fourth time Gallagher Associates has received this distinguished honor. Robert Kania, D.M.A., Chair and Professor, Music, was invited to present a lecture on American Piano Music and recital of Piano/Vocal music at the Akademia Muzyczna (Conservatory of Music) in Poznan, Poland, in spring 2016. The lecture, entitled “The Development of American Piano Music,” was sponsored by the Piano Department. The recital featured American piano solo and vocal compositions and was performed by Dr. Kania and his wife, soprano Maria Kanyova. One of the selections was a solo piano composition named “Paradox,” which was composed by Benjamin Richardson ’14, a Judson alum and currently an adjunct professor of Music. This was the European premiere of the work. The recital was sponsored by the Piano and Vocal Departments of the Conservatory. Craig Kaplowitz, Ph.D., Chair, History and Intercultural Studies, Director, The Honors Program, presented a paper, “From Task Force to Signing Statement: The Reagan Administration and Immigration Reform,” at the 2016 Policy History Conference in Nashville, Tenn. He also completed training to be an approved program reviewer for the National Collegiate Honors Council. Sharon Kim, Ph.D., Professor, English, presented a paper on "Allan Dwan and the Genesis of The Great Gatsby" at the American Literature Association conference in San Francisco. She also organized an ALA panel on "Edith Wharton and Religion." At the International Edith Wharton Society conference in June 2016, she presented a paper on "John and Alice Garrett: Art and Ambassadorship in a Time of War." She also began her term as associate editor of the Edith Wharton Review. During fall 2016, her paper on Edith Wharton's The Custom of the Country was published in the book, Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, while her essay, "The Lost Tycoon: Allan Dwan in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald," was published in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. Darrell Cosden, Ph.D., Professor, Theological Studies, contributed an entry on the Theology of Work to the New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Sytematic 2nd Edition, eds. Martin Davie, Tim Grass, Stephen R. Holms, and John McDowell, T.A. Noble. Downers Grove: IVP 2016. Joyce Shotick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Business, presented "Engaging Students in Pricing Studies" at the Marketing Management Association Educators’ Conference in Providence, R.I. While at the conference, she also chaired a session on Promoting Student Collaboration and Accountability. Her paper will be published in the conference proceedings. Rob Currie, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, served as a guest professor this summer at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He taught “Lifespan Development and Ministry” during the month of June 2016. Joseph Rumenapp, Ph.D., Professor, Doctor of Education in Literacy Program, recently published two articles. The first one, entitled "Analyzing Discourse Analysis: Teachers’ Views of Classroom Discourse and Student Identity," was published in Linguistics and Education. The second article, entitled "Using Tablets' Video Technology to Enrich Early Childhood Read-Alouds,” was published in the Illinois Reading Council Journal, along with two University of Illinois at Chicago doctoral students – Emily Hoffman and Colleen Whittingham.


Teaching Outside the Classroom Box

Robert Wallace, Ph.D. Professor, Biblical Studies

As professors do from time to time, I was sharing with my colleagues about my frustration with the lack of engagement of my students in my freshman level Old Testament class. Exasperated, I said, “I know how it’s going to go. I know what I’m going to say. I know what they’re going to say. I know the questions they’re going to ask. I know the answers I’m going to give. I know the mistakes they’re going to make. I even know the mistakes I’m going to make.” Dr. Jim Halverson responded with an answer that quickly became a mission statement for me, “Well, I think it’s time you made some new mistakes.” After 15 years of teaching in the traditional manner, lectures, pop quizzes, exams, etc., I decided to change everything in 2013 and make some new mistakes. I had heard of the power of “active learning” in the classroom, and I had even tried to implement it a time or two. Every time I had tried, it was an “add-on” to my traditional lecture style, and as a result, the active learning failed pretty spectacularly. Convinced it was a dead end, I ran back to the comfort of lecture. It became clear, the only way I could really implement active learning in the classroom was to remove my safety net. I decided to test the aphorism, “Great changes are easier than small ones,” by changing everything about my “Introduction to Old Testament” class. I purchased an open-box HD camera and ordered a cheap, green screen studio from for less than $100 and set up a movie studio in my basement. I spent the summer of 2013 filming my lectures to make them available outside the classroom. Together, Dr. Halverson and I developed a new assessment system designed to test students’ learning rather than simply their ability to collect points. In the fall semester of 2013, I walked into the classroom at the beginning of the semester ready to make some new mistakes. Thankfully, this generation of students is connected with their devices. While some professors forbid the use of technology in the classroom, I decided that if they are using the technology for me, they aren’t using it for them. Daily accountability quizzes, to insure that students are preparing outside of class, are administered on their devices: phones, laptops or tablets. Occasionally, I will ask groups of students to create something that can be posted to Twitter with a hashtag I created for the class. While not every student has a Twitter account, in a group of six it is a near certainty that one student does. With the free Bible apps that are available online, the devices allow the class to consult multiple translations of a single passage instantly. Outside the classroom, this style of teaching has advantages as well. Students are able to watch and re-watch my lectures as often as they desire. They can pause the video to take notes or back up to clarify something they’ve missed. I have observed students doing their Old Testament homework in every conceivable place on campus. The changes worked better than I could have dreamed. The essays on exams are better than I have received in my entire teaching career. One thing surprised me, however. The students seem to connect with me more quickly now than they did when I was lecturing in class. They ask questions, which presume a closer relationship than I knew we had. In a class of 50 students, this was shocking, but I soon realized this generation connects via their devices quickly. One student said, “Gosh, Dr. Wallace, I see you every day whether I see you or not.” I have had the opportunity to share what I have learned from this process in several forums. Dr. Halverson and I presented our new assessment system at the Higher Learning Commission Annual Meeting and the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area last year. I have also presented at the Society of Biblical Literature’s Midwest regional Meeting and led several invited workshops, including Baylor University in fall 2014. These changes have naturally brought the occasional struggles and technology hiccups. I have certainly made my share of new mistakes. However, the students are more engaged. Better learning is taking place, and I can’t ever imagine going back. WINTER 2017 13


“When you are presented with a doorway of opportunity, you have to enter and push through – because you don’t know if that door will be in front of you again.” – Mary Lou Retton

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Mary Lou Retton DETERMINED TO SUCCEED The 2016 Inspirational Series Speaker Says Go Do Your Passion

By Lisa Jones Townsel When you see people of public prominence, it’s impossible to know what it took for them to get there, to learn their backstory at a glance. But that is exactly what Olympic gold medalist Mary Lou Retton shared with the audience in Herrick Chapel when she spoke as the keynote speaker for the annual World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series recently. The Inspirational Series, now in its second year, looks to inspire the Judson and Elgin communities with words of wisdom by inviting in prominent public guests to speak. Last year’s charter guest was internationally known motivational speaker, author and evangelist Nick Vujicic, who was born with a rare disease that left him without arms and legs from birth. This year’s guest was none other than Retton, who took the world by storm in 1984 when she won five medals at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Calif., the most any athlete had ever won at the Olympic Games at that time. She was also the first American to win the all-around gold medal in women’s gymnastics up to that point. Before Retton made her entrance into Herrick Chapel, she was introduced by another former Olympic athlete Nancy Thies Marshall, who in 1972 made history of her own as the youngest member on the women’s gymnastics Olympic team who placed fourth. Marshall (pictured page 14, lower left photo) also provided an inspiring story of her own during the morning chapel service. Videos were shown of Marshall’s floor exercise performance that was almost foiled when her music wouldn’t start. Instead, she had the surprise accompaniment of a Peking, China, pianist who played for her on the spot without a single practice. Next, a video was shown of Retton’s joyous and exciting floor exercise routine, which she aced. At that point, only a minor fraction of a point stood between Retton and her No. 1 competitor for the gold. Everything rested on her getting a perfect score on the vault. The video news footage showed a young and athletic Retton going toward the vault with confidence, and with her coach cheering her on. She did it; she did the unthinkable. She nabbed the gold medal with a perfect 10.0! “I love watching that video,” she confessed as she walked on stage. “It’s a pleasure to share my story of struggle and overcoming obstacles and adversity, and the lessons I’ve learned along the way. There’s nothing like winning in America, winning for your home team.” But Retton said what happened to her back then was not supposed to happen. “Gold medalist gymnasts aren’t supposed to come from small West Virginia coal mining towns, but I was presented with an opportunity, and I went for it,” Retton told the crowd. “When you are presented with a doorway of opportunity, you have to enter and push through – because you don’t know if that door will be in front of you again.” She told how she was a fill-in for someone during the American Cup and was eventually selected for the Olympic women’s gymnastics team. She reached back into her history even further and told how she had a chance meeting at age seven with Romanian gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi, who trained famed Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci – Retton’s heroine. Years later, Karolyi would see Retton perform and offer to train her. She said he told her back then, “ ‘Mary Lou, you come to me, and I make you an Olympic champion.’ ”

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Retton was the youngest of five, and grew up in Fairmont, W. Va. She knew at age seven that she wanted to be a gymnast but had no idea how she would achieve her dream. When Karolyi suggested he could train her to be a champion, she latched on. “I dreamt about that moment every single night,” Retton said. At age 14, Retton got that opportunity. “We prayed a lot about it; it was a family decision,” she said. “We didn’t have the financial means to go to Texas where Bela trained, so I would be on my own. I remember telling my parents that I couldn’t live my life wondering. ‘I wanna go and give it a shot.’ I packed up everything that I owned. My parents loaded up the van and drove me to Texas.” Retton said practices were long and grueling. She recalled feeling that her move from West Virginia to Houston, Texas, was overwhelming. “I lived with a family I did not know, trained with girls I didn’t know, and worked with a coach I couldn’t understand,” she said. But one thing was clear: “Bela made us strive for perfection. You could always be better and more perfect,” she said. “You could always go higher and add another twist.” Retton said her big break came when she was named an alternate for Dianne Durham, who pulled a muscle right before the 1983 American Cup competition at Madison Square Garden in New York. “I was able to snap into place,” she told the audience. “I knew that this was the chance. I had nothing to lose if I won. For the first time in my short life, I had seized the moment. I give the glory to God. Winning the American Cup was the first step in this journey.” That was a turning point. Retton realized then that it’s always worth going for the gold! “You gotta take it. Go through it. We don’t know what’s on the other side,” she said passionately. “I was scared to death to compete on that floor. But that’s when you have to push through to your opportunity.” Retton would eventually win the American Cup three times, the American Classic and the Chunichi Cup. She won gold, silver and 16 JUDSON today

bronze medals at the 1984 Olympic Games – five in all – the most of any athlete at those Olympic Games. And, in 1985, she retired from gymnastics. “Faith is at the core of who I am; I know that He is always there and that He is still working on my patience,” she said. Her advice for others parallels the lessons she learned as an athlete: “In the athletic world, it bridges what we do in our everyday lives,” she told the audience. “We’re all trying to raise the bar to improve what you do and taking it to the next level. “Go outside of your comfort zone to get ahead,” she said. “People who can adjust to being outside of their comfort zone, those are the winners.” Before her evening presentation, Retton took photos with donors during an on-campus reception. After the presentation, Marshall joined Retton on stage for a Q-and-A session, which doubled as “Olympic therapy” for these two who understood the pressures of the sport like few others ever would. Retton shared her views on topics ranging from overcoming obstacles and adversity to the role of faith in sports and her advice for young athletes – including her own children. “My kids are not impressed with me at all,” said Retton, who has at least one daughter following in her gymnastics footsteps. “I don’t coach my kids. I let the coaches do what they do. Then when asked, I give my expertise.” She spoke of her love and admiration for the 2016 Women’s Olympics U.S. gymnastics team that took the gold in Rio de Jainero. “I’m so extremely proud of them,” she said. “The American team was untouchable. No one wins by 8 points, and they did that.” Retton said some people ask her if she still competes. “I’m almost 50 years old, no I don’t compete,” she quipped. But she admitted that she, along with her former University of Texas quarterback husband Shannon Kelley, remain competitive. “We can’t just play ping pong; it’s best out of three.” Throughout the night, Retton was funny, engaging and transparent. Before she left the stage, she urged audience members to find their passions. “Find what you love and be passionate about it,” she concluded. “Don’t go to work every day. Go do your passion!”

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SHAPING LIVES THAT SHAPE THE WORLD DR. GENE CRUME PRESIDENT For more than 53 years, donors to Judson have equipped students to be fully engaged women and men who use their gifts and education to benefit the world. Through God’s providence, the lives of Judson students are enriched through the spiritual development of our community. We strive to create opportunities for students to develop leadership skill, excellence motivated by faith, and connection while preparing students to change the world one life at a time. Because of your support, our students have the opportunity to integrate excellent academics with spiritual growth and service opportunities to fully enrich the lives of others. Today, thousands of Judson graduates are glorifying God as they live out their callings throughout the world. While we have accomplished much in the last year, there is still much work to be done. We are looking forward to continued progress as we partner with you, and those that God will bring to Judson in the future. Thank you for expanding this Christ-centered community so that each and every student can impact the world for Christ!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES The students, faculty and staff of Judson University thank all the men and women who served the University. Dr. Gene C. Crume, President Judson University Elgin, Illinois

Mr. Fred Broling Crystal Lake, Illinois Mrs. Linda Colson Assistant Principal, Belvidere High School Belvidere, Illinois

Mr. John M. Shales, Chair President, Shales McNutt Elgin, Illinois Dr. Rob McCleland, Vice Chair Founder, Suwanee, Georgia Rev. Greg Huguley, Treasurer Pastor, First Baptist Church Elgin, Illinois Mrs. Cynthia Hoag, Secretary Manhattan Beach, California *Dr. Nate Adams, Past Chair Executive Director, Illinois Baptist State Association Springfield, Illinois Mr. Harold Booze East Peoria, Illinois

Mr. Dana Davidson President, Dana B. Davidson CPA Co., P.C. Northbrook, Illinois Mr. Dennis Demoss Senior Vice President, Sargent & Lundy Chicago, Illinois Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond Pastor, Second Baptist Church Elgin, Illinois *Mr. Paul M. Floyd Attorney, Wallen-Friedman & Floyd, PA Roseville, Minnesota

Dr. Tom Hufty Pastor, First Baptist Church Maryville, Illinois Mr. Brett Lundstrom President/CEO, Lundstrom Insurance Elgin, Illinois *Dr. Adam Mackintosh Physician, Family Care Clinic Sterling, Colorado Dr. Brett Smith Pastor, University Baptist Church Champaign, Illinois *Mr. Bruce Strom President/CEO, Gospel Justice Initiative Elgin, Illinois






EXPENSES Total Expenses: $24,886,341 Instructional: $10,099,161 Institutional: $5,273,378 Auxiliary: $3,742,424 Student: $4,053,810 Academic: $1,717,568

HONORARY The Honorable Jim Edgar Dr. Robert Lindner

*Ms. Laura Weise CPA, Ernst & Young LLP Chicago, Illinois


TRUSTEE EMERITI Mr. R. James Bagnall Dr. Roy Carpenter Mr. Shawn Casey Dr. James W. Didier Mr. Rolf Grupp Mr. Donald Johnson *Rev. D. Scott Johnston Mr. Kenneth Lawson Mr. Carl E. Lundstrom Dr. John Shales Dr. Malcolm Shotwell Dr. Wilber Smith Mr. Cliff Wilson



25% 66%

REVENUE Total Revenue: Tuition and Fees: Auxiliary: Gifts/Gov: Investment: Other:

$20,858,839 $13,758,154 $5,175,354 $2,222,057 $(614,143) $317,417 * denotes alumni




The following honor roll of Lifetime Giving includes all cumulative gifts to Judson University through May 31, 2016. $1,000,000 AND OVER American Financial Corporation Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Roy R. Carpenter Hoffer Foundation † Estate of Ms. Faye K. Kunkel Dr. & † Dr. Robert Lindner † Dr. & Mrs. Carl H. Lindner † Dr. & † Mrs. George H. Martini † Dr. Margaret P. Surbeck Mr. Cliff D. Wilson $500,000 TO $999,999 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Demoss The Kern Family Foundation † Mrs. Odean Kraft Kresge Foundation † Mr. Richard E. Lindner † Mrs. Marjorie Thulin Wilson Foundation W. R. Meadows Foundation $250,000 TO $499,999 Armlader Trust Fund Mr. & Mrs. James Bagnall † Dr. William W. Brady Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Casey † Mr. Harvey E. Daeumer First Baptist Church of Elgin, Elgin, IL First Baptist Church, Marshalltown, IA Friends of Judson † Dr. & † Mrs. Charles R. Hicks Mr. & Mrs. David A. Hoag Mrs. Mary Jefferson † Mr. Gordan A. Jordan Karl Road Baptist Church, Columbus, OH † Dr. & Mrs. James H. Kent † Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Kunos Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Lundstrom Mr. & Mrs. David McFadzean Dr. & Mrs. Harry G. Meadows † Mrs. Betty Medearis † Mrs. Hazel Jean Nietzold Dr. Stuart A. Ryder Safety-Kleen Corporation † Mrs. Nina M. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Wilber G. Smith United Dairy Farmers Inc. Varied Investments, Inc. † Dr. & Mrs. Harm A. Weber $100,000 TO $249,999 Ameritech Corporation Mr. & Mrs. David P. Anderson Anonymous Artistic Carton Company † Mr. & † Mrs. Royden W. Behmer † Mr. Milton W. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Harold Booze † Dr. Barbara Brady † Mary L. Bramer Trust Dr. & Mrs. Donald W. Brinckman Brinckman Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Bruner † Mr. & Mrs. Emmett R. Bubb Dr. & Mrs. Jerry B. Cain Capital Group Companies Central Baptist Church, Springfield, IL Cherry Hills Baptist Church, Springfield, IL David C. Cook Dr. & Mrs. James W. Didier † Dr. & Mrs. David J. Draewell

Educational Assistance LTD EFS Foundation † Estate of Russell & Raye Jeanne Ingraham † Estate of Kenneth Starns First Baptist Church, Greensburg, IN First Baptist Church, Hamilton, OH First Baptist Church, Savoy, IL First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN Dr. & † Mrs. E. Harold Harper † Mrs. Audrey Harrison † Mr. & Mrs. George E. Hepler † Ms. Victoria W. Hesse Mr. & Dr. Robert G. Hunt Illinois Clean Energy Foundation Dr. Paul H. Johnson Mr. Robert A. Johnston Kent Corporation Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lawson *Dr. & *Dr. Kevin Noe OTTO Engineering, Inc. PSA-Dewberry/BCA † Dr. & † Dr. Willis A. Reed † Mr. Bruce A. Roadarmel † Mrs. Laura Robinson † Mr. Ray Schlader † Mrs. Mildred L. Schwabenland Estate Dr. & Mrs. Jack Shales Shales McNutt LLC † Ms. Blanche M. Sheffel The Shurtleff Fund Mr. & † Mrs. Ralph Sloman Spectrum Technologies Inc. † Mrs. Marian H. Stephens The Hope Group † Dr. & † Dr. Edward L. Thompson † Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Thurow, Sr. Mrs. Rose Marie Voelker W. R. Meadows, Inc. † Edythe Wenstrom Estate † Mrs. Genevieve Wilson $50,000 TO $99,999 *Dr. & *Mrs. Nathan Y. Adams † Mr. George E. Aho American Baptist Foundation † Mr. Robert P. Anderson Mrs. Jean E. Appier Arlington Memorial Baptist, Akron, OH † Mrs. Gladys V. Ashley Autodream LLC † Miss Floy Bell Mrs. Marilyn C. Bennett † Dr. & Mrs. Richard Besancon Bethany Baptist Church, Highland, IL Bethel Baptist Church, Springfield, OH † Mr. & Mrs. John A. Boswick Brady Ready-Mix Company California Community Foundation Rev. & † Mrs. Raymond H. Carter † Dr. & Mrs. Albert Cassens Caterpillar Foundation Chase Bank Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Clossman Courier News Dana B. Davidson CPA Co. P.C. Mr. & † Mrs. Murrell L. Dean Deluxe Corporation Foundation DSM Desotech Inc. Elgin Sweeper Foundation Mr. & *Mrs. Craig Feltheim Fabric Images Inc.

First Baptist Church, Barberton, OH First Baptist Church, Cadillac, MI First Baptist Church, Charlotte, MI First Baptist Church, Crawfordsville, IN First Baptist Church, Davison, MI First Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN First Baptist Church, Howell, MI First Baptist Church, Ironton, OH First Baptist Church, Keokuk, IA First Baptist Church of Manlius, Wyanet, IL First Baptist Church, Mount Vernon, OH First Baptist Church, Muncie, IN First Baptist Church, Park Ridge, IL First Baptist Church, Peru, IN First Baptist Church, Rantoul, IL First Baptist Church, Westchester, IL † Mr. E. K. Fuller † Estate of Mr. & Mrs. Harold Gronseth Mr. & Mrs. Rolf R. Grupp † Estate of Ms. Ann G. Hill † Estate of Charles F. Hodgen † Mrs. Lynette Hoffman † Rev. Harold Humbert Illinois Tool Works Foundation Mrs. Marilyn Jaeger † Ms. Alma M. Jirka Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Johnson Mrs. Phyllis Aileen Johnson Kellenberger Electric Inc. Robert D. Lindner Family Trust Mr. Steven Lomske Mr. John R. Lundstrom Lundstrom Insurance Chaplain & Dr. Robert L. Maase Mr. & Mrs. Laine Malmquist † Mr. & † Mrs. S. Paul Mathews McGraw Foundation Dr. & Mrs. David Mehlis † William Meyer Estate Mr. David A. Mitchell Montgomery Community Church, Cincinnati, OH Mrs. Margaret Noble Northwestern Mutual Life Paragon Supply Mrs. Miriam Pede Mr. William H. Peterson Mrs. Wilma Plummer Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Pauley Ridgeview Baptist Church, Danville, IL Mr. & Mrs. John M. Smith Spectrum Technologies † Mr. & Mrs. W. Deane Sprague † Ms. Ruth Standish † Mr. & † Mrs. Robert S. Stoner † Mr. James P. Thornbury Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Vandygriff, Jr. Mrs. Beatrice Wilson Dr. Li Li Zyzak

† denotes deceased * denotes alumni

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The following honor roll of Annual Giving includes all cumulative gifts to Judson University from July 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. $10,000 AND ABOVE Anguleris Technologies † Ms. Goldie Boyer Estate Mr. & Mrs. Fred Broling Mrs. Frieda Bubb Capital Group Companies Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Casey Gene and Cindy Crume Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Demoss Educational Assistance Ltd. *Mr. & *Mrs. Paul Floyd Friends of Judson Mr. & Mrs. David A. Hoag Mr. Milford Kellogg Kent Corporation Charitable Foundation The Kern Family Foundation *The Honorable Kevin W. Lyons *Dr. & *Dr. Kevin Noe Ms. Patty Nosek OTTO Engineering Inc. P.D. Life Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Stuart A. Ryder Mr. & Dr. David Wesner W. R. Meadows Foundation W. R. Meadows Inc. $5,000 TO $9,999 *Dr. & *Mrs. Nathan Y. Adams Mrs. Vannye Besancon *Ms. Hazel Bradley Cherry Hills Baptist Church of Springfield, IL Chipman Design Architecture Compassion International Mrs. Charline Chambers EFS Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Arlen B. Ewers *Dr. & *Mrs. Donald G. Ferrell *Mr. Jack Festen First Baptist Church of Elgin, IL First Baptist Church of Seymour, IN Dr. & Mrs. Wilbert J. Friesen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hischke Mr. & Dr. Michael J. Kilbourne Jenzabar Inc. Mr. & *Mrs. Lawrence Leibowitz Lundstrom Insurance Mr. Randall Wright Patterson Mrs. Miriam Pede Mr. & Mrs. John M. Shales The Shurtleff Fund Spectrum Technologies Inc. † Estate of Dr. Margaret P. Surbeck $2,500 TO $4,999 Mrs. Nancy Anderson Anonymous Funds Mr. & Mrs. James Bagnall Mrs. Marilyn Bennett Dr. & *Mrs. Chad M. Binger Mr. & Mrs. Harold Booze Mr. Kyu Choi Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Clossman City of Elgin, IL Dana B. Davidson CPA Co, P. C. Ms. Michelle Elliott Ernst & Young Foundation First Baptist Church of Freeport, IL First Baptist Church of Peru, IN First Baptist Church of Hamilton, OH FONA International Inc. GMB Architecture + Engineering *Ms. Laura Gutting *Mr. & *Mrs. Pat A. Hargis Dr. E. Harold Harper



Hexagon Metrology Inc. Hillcrest Baptist Church of Columbus, OH Hilton Chicago Hotel Dr. Jeanette Hsieh Inland Bank and Trust Real Estate Corporation Institute for Faith Work & Economics Karl Road Baptist Church, Columbus, OH Kovitz Investment Group, LLC MECU National Management Resources Corporation Mrs. Wilma Plummer Quarles & Brady LLP Dr. & Mrs. Jack Shales Shales McNutt LLC Dr. & Mrs. Wilbur G. Smith Ms. Cynthia Steck Mr. & Mrs. Steven Street Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Vandygriff, Jr. Mrs. Arlie Weber $1,000 TO $2,499 Lina Abujamra Acton Institute AIEA United Methodist Church, Aiea, HI American Baptist Foundation *Dr. & Mrs. Warren J. Anderson Aurelius Baptist Church, Mason, MI Baptist Foundation of Illinois Bet-el Baptist Church, Berwyn, IL Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Bolte *Mr. & *Mrs. B. William Boscaljon Mr. & *Mrs. Daniel Brotzman Mr. & Mrs. Michael Brown Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Bruner Mr. & Mrs. Adam Burnett Calvary Baptist Church, Kokomo, IN Cameron Butcher Company Dr. & Mrs. Roy R. Carpenter Caterpillar Foundation Centegra Health System Mr. Kong Ling Cheung Christian Life Center, Tinley Park, IL *Dr. & Mrs. Job B. Clement Mr. & Mrs. Jason Colson Ms. Marie Cosgrove Create Possible LLC Creative Dining Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William J. Crothers Cybergrants, Inc. Mr. & *Mrs. John Derderian Earl Swensson Associates, Inc. Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Edmond Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Streamwood, IL Mr. & Mrs. William Farb Mr. & Mrs. John Felinski Franczek Radelet, Chicago, IL First Baptist Church, Carrollton, IL First Baptist Church, Mahomet, IL First Baptist Church, Mattoon, IL First Baptist Church, Rantoul, IL First Baptist Church, Savoy, IL First Baptist Church of Manlius, Wyanet, IL First Baptist Church, Greenwood, IN First Baptist Church, Terre Haute, IN First Burmese Christian Church, Hollywood, FL Mr. James Franklin Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Fritz *Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Randy J. Gauger *Dr. & *Mrs. Gregory T. Garrison *Ms. Kim Graf Mr. & *Mrs. Philip G. Guth *Dr. & *Mrs. Steven Guy *Mr. David A. Horn *Mrs. Gayla Hendon

Heritage-Crystal Clean Mr. Omar Hernandez Mr. & Mrs. Harding R. Holloway Mr. H. J. Ihm Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Keating *Mr. & *Mrs. Thomas M. Kimble Mr. & Mrs. Michael King Mr. & Mrs. Jack Kremers Mrs. Edith Lambert Larkin Avenue Baptist Church, Elgin, IL Mrs. Joan C. LeValley Lighthouse Community Church, Elgin, IL Mr. & *Mrs. John Lucks Mr. & Mrs. David Mahler Dr. & Mrs. Rob C. McCleland *Ms. Denise McNutt Mercy Seat Christian Church, Milwaukee, WI Ms. Carol Navarro Dr. Angelene Naw Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Nelson North Shore Church, Menominee, WI *Mr. & Mrs. Todd Oelerich Ollie Baptist Church, Ollie, IA Mr. Steven Patterson Mr. William H. Peterson Poplar Creek Church, Bartlett, IL Mr. & Mrs. John R. Potter Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana, Elgin, IL Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Purdy Ridgeview Baptist Church, Danville, IL Rev. & Mrs. Rex A. Rogers Mr. & Mrs. David W. Schmidt *Ms. Natalie Senatore *Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Sertich *Mr. Micah C. Shadowen Ms. Marcia Simpson *Dr. Chrisann Smith Mr. & Mrs. John M. Smith Speweik Preservation Consultants Inc., Elgin, IL Mrs. Evalyn Spinder Stamos Lowe & Hsieh St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Elgin, IL Mr. & Mrs. W. Kenneth Stark Ms. Evelyn Stewart *Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Strom Mr. & Mrs. John Tabb *Mr. & *Dr. Dana E. Thompson True Light Mission Church, Vienna, VA University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield, MO Mr. and Dr. John Wells Mr. & Mrs. Lynn P. Wheaton Mr. & *Mrs. David Wilkins Mr. & Mrs. Dale Zange Zenith Electronics, LLC $500 TO $999 Ms. Savanna Albanese Mr. Jonathan Alioto Mr. & Mrs. Alan Anderson Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth M. Arndt *Mr. & *Mrs. Robert L. Atwater Mrs. Arlene Bailey Bethel Baptist Church, Jerseyville, IL Mr. & Mrs. Tom Bienert Mr. & Mrs. Dennis R. Bilen Mr. Armando Bombino Mrs. Nelda Borror Dr. Margaret Brady Mr. Paul Breckner Ms. Paula Buchholz Mr. & Mrs. Robbie J. Burkhart Dr. & Mrs. Jerry B. Cain Rev. Raymond H. Carter Mr. & Mrs. J. Aaron Catlin

ANNUAL GIVING (CONTINUED) Christian U & I Class – Milford Christian, Milford, IL *Mr. Angel A. Cisneros Borges Mr. & Mrs. Jay K. Clark Mrs. Sandra Blood Claypool *Rev. & Mrs. Robert S. Coats Mrs. Sara Compton Dr. & Mrs. David L. Cook Mr. & Mrs. Darren Davenport Dr. & *Mrs. Charles R. DeRolf Mr. & Mrs. Daniel T. Dick Mr. & Mrs. Mark J. Dickerson Dock & Door National LLC, St. Charles, IL *Mr. & Mrs. R. Devlin Donaldson Mr. & Mrs. Nevin L. Dulabaum Elgin Evangelical Free Church, Elgin, IL Mr. & Mrs. Ronald P. Eynaud *Dr. & *Mrs. Donald G. Ferrell First Baptist Church, Clinton, IA First Baptist Church, Belvidere, IL First Baptist Church, Fairbury, IL First Baptist Church, Galesburg, IL First Baptist Church of Geneva, Geneva, IL First Baptist Church, Macomb, IL First Baptist Church, Morris, IL First Baptist Church, Oak Park, IL First Baptist Church, Ottawa, IL First Baptist Church, Pontiac, IL First Baptist Church, Wood River, IL First Baptist Church, Muncie, IN First Baptist Church, Lima, OH First Baptist Church, Mt. Gilead, OH Mr. & Mrs. Steve Flage Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. Gard, IV Ms. Tiffany Giese *Ms. Marcy Gloede *Mr. & *Mrs. Benjamin F. Glunz Ms. Nancy Grimes

Dr. & Mrs. James Halverson Ms. Alexa Haro Ms. Vicky Harrington Harvest Bible Chapel Woodhull, Woodhull, IL Mr. & Mrs. Russ Havlicek Healing Touch Chiropractic P. C. † Dr. Charles R. Hicks Mrs. Lois Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hofmann Dr. & Dr. Hawoong Hong IHC Group Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Indian Creek Sunday Service, Fort Myers Beach, FL International Network of Children Judson Student Organization Mr. Charles Kao KCT Credit Union Ms. Martha Kersey Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Kingsley Lake Villa UMC Cristo Gloria De Dios, Lake Villa, IL Lamp Incorporated Dr. & Mrs. Harold E. Lane Rev. Jongsung Lee Life Church, Morris, IL Mr. Thomas Litwiler Mr. & Mrs. Jim Long *Mrs. Lillian Lozano Mr. & Mrs. Trevor Martin Mr. & Mrs. James Meadows Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McCracken Ms. Mary McMannes Mr. Steven W. McManus Mid-American Baptist Churches, Des Moines, IA Mill Creek Baptist Church, Mill Creek, IN Mr. & Mrs. David S. Moxness Mr. & Mrs. Douglas F. Naylor, Jr. Northwest Christian Church, Decatur, IL

Mr. & Mrs. Chad Ochs Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Oyler Mr. & Mrs. Terry R. Parke Perrysville Baptist Church Ms. Carole L. Peters Mr. & Mrs. Steven Pickhardt *Mr. & *Mrs. Andrew W. Phillips *Ms. Joni Priest *Mr. & *Mrs. Daniel Wesley Reed Rev. & Mrs. Virgil Reeve Mr. & Mrs. Daryl K. Richmond Mr. & *Mrs. George Robotham *Mrs. Kendra Ross Mr. & Mrs. Leonard S. Rucker *Ms. Erin Saflarski Mr. & Mrs. Brent Saiki Mr. & Mrs. Eric M. Schieler Second Baptist Church, Peoria, IL Shawnee Alliance Church, Lima, OH Ms. Kelli Snyder Dai Eun Sok Solid Rock Baptist Church, Wapello, IA *Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Steck *Ms. Ruth Stewart Mr. Eldon Stirn Ms. Mary Taylor The Hope Group Mr. David Thomas *Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thompson Dr. & *Mrs. Mark J. Thompson Ms. Edith Toote *Ms. Christine TreDenick Vanguard Charitable *Mr. Adam J. Westhauser Ms. Beatrice Wilson Mr. & Dr. James A. Young Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Zitzow


The following list of Memorial or In Honor Of gifts includes all cumulative gifts to Judson University from June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. † Simon V. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Max Abrell Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Agin Alpha Sigma Alpha – Cincinnati Alumnae Chapter Ms. Carolyn B. Anderson Ms. Theresa M. Anderson Mr. & Mrs. David D. Beran Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Betts Mr. & Mrs. John Bodenmiller *Mr. & *Mrs. B. William Boscaljon Mr. & Mrs. James R. Cox Ms. Mary L. Dalka Ms. Clara M. Dehn Ms. Nancy Fairbanks Mr. & Mrs. Warren Gerber Mr. & Mrs. Eric Gerstner Mr. & Mrs. Kevin L. Grimes Ms. Nancy L. Grimes Mr. Martin Haavisto Mr. Gene Hasseler Mr. & Mrs. Robert Henderson Ms. Jeanne Hendricks Dr. & Dr. Hawoong Hong Mr. & Mrs. Lionel R. King Ms. Lynn Kinzel Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Klitzke Ms. Kathleen Lee Mr. & Mrs. Roger Lerch Ms. Elissa V. MacLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Hugh McGowan

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Miles Ms. Melanie Miles Mr. & Mrs. James Miller Mr. William L. Montague Mr. & Mrs. Jack Moorhead Ms. Judith H. Nelson Ms. Joanna L. Newby Ms. Clare Gephardt Nixon Ms. Ruth Price Ms. Kathleen F. Richardson Mr. Ronald F. Schapp Mr. & Mrs. David Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Glenn R. Shillinger Mr. Paul Sittenfeld Mr. & Mrs. David Smile Ms. Nona Smith *Mrs. Mary E. Stevens Mr. & *Mrs. James A. Stombres Mr. & Mrs. Russel Waterman Ms. Treiva A. Wilterding Mr. & Mrs. Wallace Yount

*Mr. James Patterson Mr. & *Mrs. David W. Roberts *Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thompson

† Richard Besancon *Mrs. Brenda R. Atkinson Mrs. Vannye Besancon Dr. & *Mrs. Charles DeRolf *Mr. & Mrs. R. Devlin Donaldson *Dr. & *Mrs. Donald G. Ferrell Mrs. Jeanette Hsieh *Mr. & *Mrs. George Martin *Rev. & *Mrs. Kenneth J. Morgan

† Nora Hargis *Mr. & *Mrs. Pat A. Hargis

† Peter and Bernice Borzeka Mr. & *Mrs. David Carson † J. Marcus Didier Dr. & Mrs. James W. Didier Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Elder *Mr. & *Mrs. Pat A. Hargis Charles Schwab Arthur & Karen Gustafson Mr. & Mrs. Lewis West *† Lynn Hammerlund Mr. & Mrs. William Arbogast Mrs. Doris A. Haugen Mr. & Mrs. Eric Stone Mr. & Mrs. Roger Ware

Rafael Heck Mrs. Doris A. Haugen *† Bruce A. Hendon *Mrs. Gayla A. Hendon

† Charles R. Hicks Mrs. Barbara Clark † Theodore T. Hsieh Dr. & Mrs. Ross Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Anderson Anonymous Funds *Mrs. Brenda R. Atkinson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bonham *Mr. & *Mrs. B. William Boscaljon Mr. Albert D. Chan Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Chan Mr. & Mrs. Tsukun Chen Mr. Kong Ling Cheung Chinese Evangelical Free Church of Greater Chicago Ms. Betty T. Cho Dr. & Mrs. James W. Didier *Mr. & Mrs. R. Devlin Donaldson *Dr. & Mrs. Keith T. Drew Mr. & Mrs. Paul Egeland *Dr. & *Mrs. Donald G. Ferrell Mr. & Mrs. Bing Gin Mrs. Constance J. Guerra *Dr. & *Mrs. Steven Guy Mrs. Doris A. Haugen Mrs. Debra Harless Mr. & Mrs. Philip Hubbard † denotes deceased * denotes alumni

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MEMORIAL / IN-HONOR GIVING (CONTINUED) Mr. & Mrs. Carl Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Greg Jun Mr. Charles Kao Mr. Robert Kleinschmidt Mr. & *Mrs. Richard Kowalkoski Mr. Sau M. Kwan Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Ladd Ms. Caroline Lance Mr. & Mrs. John Lau Mr. & Mrs. Toh-Hoai Lim *Dr. & *Mrs. Barry Lovett *The Hon. Kevin W. Lyons Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mang Ms. Barbara Moy Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Moy Ms. Winnie Moy *Mr. & *Mrs. Jared Natalino Mr. & Mrs. Han Chung Ng Primary Care Associates LTD Mr. & Mrs. Michael Reynolds Mr. & *Mrs. George Robotham Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Rudy Dr. Stuart A. Ryder Ms. Elizabeth Sands Charles Schwab *Mr. & *Mrs. Christopher Skrzypchak Mr. & Mrs. John Smith Ms. Annette Stamos Stamos Lowe & Hsieh Mr. & *Mrs. James A. Stombres Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Stover

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Sunderman Mr. & Mrs. Chung Tam *Mr. & Mrs. Keith Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Tinloy Ms. Linda H. S. Tsang Vanguard Charitable *Mr. Joel J. Versypt Mrs. Zella B. White Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Wong Mr. Gabriel Wong Mr. Jok Wong Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Wong *Ms. Shalina L. Wozny Janis Yuen Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Yuen Mr. & Mrs. Peter Yuen *Steven Layne Olabisi K. Adenekan *Ms. Lori J. Algrim *Mr. & *Mrs. Thomas R. Davies *Mrs. Amy S. Heiting *Ms. Mary J. Janschek *Ms. Michele Langford Ms. Maria G. McClurkin Dana M. Onayemi *Miss Lora J. Rainey Mr. & Dr. John Wells Rolf Myhrman *Ms. Sau Win

† Donna Gay Shotwell Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Elder *Mr. & *Mrs. Pat A. Hargis Charles Schwab Dr. Malcolm G. Shotwell † Eileen Waller *Ms. Aminda A. Abern *Mr. Ethan R. Adams Danielle H. Baertsch *Mr. Isriz D. Balase Miss Madelyn E. Banks Mr. & Mrs. David Bardwell Ms. Crystal D. Barker Ms. Kelly Bradstreeet Mr. Chad S. Briggs *Ms. Serena Ching Creative Dining Services, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Daniel T. Dick Mr. & Mrs. Mark Driskill Mr. & Mrs. Nevin Dulabaum Ms. Elise R. Elliott *Mr. & *Mrs. Ronald Graf *Mr. Alexander J. Graupmann Mrs. Doris A. Haugen Ms. Fran Heun Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hofmann *Mr. & *Mrs. Nathan Jarot Judson Student Organization Mr. & Mrs. James Kammert Mr. Andrew J. Kennedy

*Mr. & Mrs. Michael Kieltyka Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Koch Ms. McKenna K. Kritsch Ms. Carol Lundy Mr. & Mrs. John Madejczyk Suzanne M. Miracle *Mr. & *Mrs. Christopher Olson Mr. Alan G. Osinski Mr. Randall W. Patterson Mabrianne A. Pryer Mr. & *Mrs. George Robotham Miss Danae E. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Senatore *Ms. Natalie Senatore *Mr. John M. Smith *Ms. Madalyn E. Smith Ms. Brianna M. Spike Mr. & *Mrs. James A. Stombres Mr. Brian Varley Mr. & Mrs. Larence Wahl Ms. Lacey C. Wells *Mr. Adam Westhauser *Ms. Shalina L. Wozny *Mr. Jeremy Y. Yap † Lois Warner *Ms. Hazel E. Bradley ‘66

† denotes deceased * denotes alumni

JUDSON HERITAGE SOCIETY Ms. Carol J. Abbott *Dr. & *Mrs. Nathan Y. Adams Mr. & Mrs. David P. Anderson Rev. & Mrs. Wesley B. Anderson *Mr. & Mrs. Frank F. Andrea Rev. & Mrs. H. Everett Anthony Mrs. Jean E. Appier *Mr. & *Mrs. Robert L. Atwater Mr. & Mrs. James Bagnall Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Bagnall Mrs. Arlene Bailey Mrs. Helen Baldwin † Mrs. Emma Jean Beaty-Cotton *Ms. Sharon M. Bell-Wilson Mrs. Richard Besancon Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bilen Dr. & Mrs. Harold R. Blatt Mrs. Sandra Blood Claypool Mr. & Mrs. Harold Booze † Mrs. Thelma J. Borton Mrs. June Boswick Mr. & Mrs. Eric Bradley *Ms. Hazel E. Bradley-Coash *Dr. Angelo G. Bravos Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Brotzman Mr. & Mrs. Ivan Bruner Mr. Frank M. Burch Mrs. Marcella F. Burke Dr. & Mrs. Jerry B. Cain *Dr. William C. Calhoun Dr. & Mrs. Roy R. Carpenter Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Carroll *Mr. Philip R. Carter Mrs. Cathy Carter Rev. & Mrs. Raymond H. Carter Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Casey Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Cassell Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Clossman Mrs. Sara J. Compton



Mr. & Mrs. James A. Crawford Mr. William Davenport Dr. & *Mrs. Charles R. DeRolf Mrs. Helen DeVoe Dr. & Mrs. David O. Dickerson Dr. & Mrs. James W. Didier Mr. Nelson Dohm Mr. & *Mrs. Mark H. Doyel Mrs. Betty M. Draewell Mr. & Mrs. William Duzet Dr. & Mrs. Donald Egger Dr. Myron Elliott Dr. & Mrs. Robert D. Erickson Mr. & Mrs. Arlen B. Ewers Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Felmlee Mr. & *Mrs. Craig M. Feltheim *Mr. & *Mrs. Paul M. Floyd *Dr. & Mrs. Randy J. Gauger Mr. Vito Glazers *Ms. Marcy A. Gloede Mr. & Mrs. Rolf R. Grupp Mrs. Florence Gustin Dr. E. Harold Harper *Rev. & Mrs. James S. Harper *Mr. & *Mrs. David C. Harrington Mr. Kenneth Hendrickson *Dr. & *Mrs. Mark W. Hetrick *Mr. H. Jon Hoffman *Mr. David A. Horn Mr. & Dr. James D. Hughes Mr. & Mrs. James L. Humphrey Rev. & Mrs. Greg Huguley Mrs. Bette Hunt *Ms. Carol J. Hunt Mr. Richard Jancy Mrs. Mary Jefferson Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Johnson *Gwyneth K. Johnsen

*Rev. & Mrs. D. Scott Johnston Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Jones Mrs. Doris Jordan Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Kietzman *Mr. Thomas M. Kimble *Mrs. Tina King Mrs. Carolyn Kirk-Likou Dr. Robert Linder Mrs. Carl H. Lindner Ms. Muriel Irene Lindon Mr. & Mrs. John D. Lindstrom Rev. & Mrs. Ronald Lott Mr. & Mrs. Carl E. Lundstrom Mr. & Mrs. Brett Lundstrom Mr. Robert Maas Chaplain Robert L. Maase *Rev. Myron H. Mattocks Mr. & Mrs. Phillip McAlearnery Rev. & Mrs. Kenneth E. McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. McNulty Dr. & Mrs. David L. Mehlis Mr. & Mrs. Burton Miller Mrs. Betty Moore Dr. & Mrs. Charles W. Moore *Rev. & *Mrs. Kenneth J. Morgan † Mr. & Mrs. William Myers Mrs. Lottie Nast *Mrs. Susan Neely VanBrunt Rev. & Mrs. Gary Nelsen Mrs. Eleanor Ness Mrs. Betty Nestrick Mr. & Mrs. Barrett J. O’Connor Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Pauley Mrs. Miriam Pede Mrs. Ruth Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Peterson Mr. George M. Reat Mr. & Mrs. William E. Redeker Mrs. Bernice Roberts

Dr. Stuart A. Ryder Rev. & Mrs. Harry J. Sanders *Rev. & *Mrs. Mark C. Schmutz Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Schumacher Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Sengpiehl Dr. & Mrs. Jack Shales *Mr. Brice D. Shanks *Mr. Patrick H. Shields Dr. Malcom G. Shotwell Miss Betty Jo Shutt Mr. & Mrs. Dexter D. Smith Dr. & Mrs. Wilber G. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Smith Mrs. Evalyn L. Spinder Mr. & Mrs. James A. Stahr † Mrs. Lois Stamm Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Stein *Ms. Ruth L. Stewart *Mr. & Mrs. Bruce D. Strom Rev. & Mrs. William O. Taft Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Thompson *Mrs. Janet Van de Walker-Thommes Mrs. Robert L. Thurow, Sr. Mrs. Rose Marie Voelker Mrs. June Volkman Mrs. Leland M. Wallace, Jr. James L. Wallis Mrs. Arlie M. Weber Ms. Patricia A. Wentworth *Mrs. Lisa Wesa *Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Westlund Mr. & Mrs. Lynn P. Wheaton *Rev. & *Mrs. Thomas E. Wheeler Mr. Cliff D. Wilson *Rev. & *Mrs. Steven R. Wood

† denotes deceased * denotes alumni


The following honor roll of endowed scholarships includes all cumulative gifts to Judson University through May 31, 2015. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Alumni Endowed Scholarship Helen J. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Artistic Carton Endowed Scholarship Artistic Excellence in Music Endowed Scholarshp Howard & Gladys Ashley Scholarship Russell Bagnall Memorial Scholarship Wayne C. & Alice Fleetwood Bartee Scholarship Rev. B. O. and Miriam Bashore Scholarship Fund The Floy Bell Fellows in Teacher Education Milton W Bennett Endowed Scholarship Rebecca Bennett Scholarship Fund Amy Ann (Rucker) Bernard & Jonathon (Casey) Hoffman Memorial Endowed Scholarship Besancon Family Scholarship Bethany Baptist Church of Highland Il Endowed Scholarship Bethany Chapel Endowed Scholarship Madison Bittner Family Endowed Scholarship J. Glen Blough Memorial Scholarship Herman C. & Gertrude D. Booze Memorial Fund for the Support of Missions Activities The Rev. Peter Borzeka and Mrs. Bernice Marie Borzeka Scholarship Program Edgar W. Boss Endowed Scholarship in Biblical Studies Barbara Brady Endowed Journalism Scholarship Fund William W. Brady Scholarship Fund Mary Bramer Endowed Scholarship Julia E Brammell Memorial Endowed Scholarship Harry & Irma Braun Endowed Scholarship Thomas Samuel Brooks Endowment Memorial Scholarship Fund Bruner Scholarship Endowment Fund Linda Cain Endowed Scholarship President Jerry Cain Servant Leadership Award James C. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship Robert & Michelle Carroll Endowed Scholarship James A. Carter Endowed Memorial Scholarship Leonard & Ruth Carter Endowed Scholarship Shawn and Linda Casey Family Endowed Scholarship Class of 20ll Endowed Scholarship Dr. & Mrs. Clossman Endowed Scholarship Robert M. Colpitts, Sr., Endowed Memorial Scholarship Cook Communications Ministries Endowed Scholarship Fund Harvey & Ethel "Fluff" Daeumer Endowed Scholarship Harvey E. Daeumer Endowed Scholarship John A. and Annie Joe Dawson Memorial Scholarship J. Marcus Didier & Donna G. Shotwell Endowed Memorial Scholarship Les Drotts Endowed Scholarship DSM Desotech, Inc. Endowed Scholarship Dubois Family Endowed Scholarship Elgin Financial Foundation Endowed Scholarship Elgin Junior Service Board Endowed Scholarship Elgin Sweeper Endowed Scholarship Engineered Models Corporation Endowed Scholarship First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy Endowed Scholarship First Baptist Church of Harbor Beach, MI Endowed Scholarship Festen Family Endowed Scholarship Fox River Stone Company Endowed Scholarship Fox Valley Architecture Endowed Scholarship Fox Valley Endowed Scholarship Friends of Judson Endowed Scholarship Fund Rev. Dr. John J. Garver and Patsy Garver Endowed Scholarship Fund Vito Glazers Scholarship for Entrepreneurial Studies Harold & Lydia Gronseth Endowed Memorial Scholarship Robert and Nora Hargis Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ellis D Harmon Endowed Memorial Scholarship Harold & Almeta Harper Elementary Teacher Education Scholarship Harry H. Hall Memorial Scholarship Eva Porter Hart Endowed Scholarship Fund Charles Robert & Helen Scott Hicks Endowed Memorial Scholarship Heritage-Crystal Clean Endowed Scholarship Hoffer Fox Valley Baseball Endowed Scholarship Hoffer Plastics Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund Andrew Y.W. Hsieh & Herbert Lowe Scholarship

Ted Hsieh Scholarship Fund Russ & Raye Jeanne Ingraham Memorial Scholarship Emil and Helen Jancy Endowed Memorial Scholarship Albert and Theresa John Memorial Endowed Scholarship Phyllis K. Johnson Endowed Memorial Scholarship Ruth & Burton Johnson Scholarship for Teachers Ruth and Burton Johnson Scholarship for Music Gordon A Jordan Endowed Honorary Scholarship Judson University Masters of Architecture Endowed Scholarship Adoniram & Ann Judson Endowed Scholarship I K Juergensmeyer Endowed Memorial Scholarship Ryan William Kaatz Memorial Scholarship Keiichi Shinoda Memorial Scholarship Fund Cecil G. Kersey Endowed Scholarship Fund Alan & Sandy Kirk Endowed Scholarship John & Odean Kraft Endowed Scholarship Fund Olivette Kukuk Endowed Scholarship Faye K. Kunkel Endowed Scholarship Louis J. and Minnie Kunos Endowed Scholarship Grace Skaggs Lambert Endowed Memorial Scholarship Donald C. Lamken Memorial Scholarship Bob & Betty Lindner Endowed Scholarship Becky Lipe Endowed Scholarship Fund LJL Tuition Fund Rev. Robert L. and Mrs. Margaret B.Maase Endowment Scholarship Fund Edna Martin Christian Center Endowed Scholarship Dorothy Mason Scholarship Masters in Organizational Leadership Endowed Scholarship Fund Calvin D. & Vera J. Mayne Memorial Scholarship Fund Kenneth L. McDaniel Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Irene McDormand Endowed Scholarship Fund Hugh D. McGregor Family Endowed Scholarship W. R. and Edna Meadows Scholarship Medearis Memorial Endowed Scholarship Dorothy M. Meyer Memorial Scholarship M. Richard Mitchell Endowed Memorial Scholarship Music Major Scholarship William R. & Geraldyne B. Myers Endowed Scholarship Dr. Rolf Myhrman Endowed Scholarship June Naponelli Memorial Scholarship Geraldine C. Nelson Memorial Endowed Scholarship Robert C and Margaret E Nelson Memorial Scholarship Herbert Hans and Hazel Jean Nietzold Endowed Scholarship Drs. Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Endowed Scholarship Steven M. Pede Endowed Memorial Scholarship Performing Arts Endowed Scholarship Harry L Pierce Endowed Memorial Scholarship Willis A. & Sarah L. Reed Endowed Scholarship Ronald and Joyce Richards Endowed Memorial Business Scholarship Rotary International Scholarship Landon & Muriel Ryder Endowed Scholarship Stuart Ryder Communications Scholarship Safety-Kleen Endowed Employee's Scholarship Program Sandy Gum Endowed Scholarship Paul J. Maloney & Kathryn B. Schaffnit Scholarship Fred & Mary Schwabenland Endowed Memorial Scholarship A.W. and June Scott Family Scholarship Roy F. Seibold Endowed Scholarship for Ministry Students Arthur P. Sengpiehl Endowed Ministerial Scholarship Steven C. Shafer '73 and Carl W. Shafer Memorial Endowed Scholarship Jack and Marlene Shales Endowed Scholarship Bernard V. and Nina M. Smith Endowed Scholarship James C. Spinder and / Jami C. Dyke Endowed Scholarship Ruth L. Stewart Endowed Scholarship Robert and Jeannette Stoner Endowed Scholarship Laura Stratton Endowed Scholarship Fund Beulah F. Sullens Endowed Memorial Scholarship Homer Surbeck Endowed Scholarship Margaret Surbeck Endowed Scholarship Eva L. Thomas Endowed Scholarship Fund Edward L. Thompson Music Conductors Scholarship Gordon E. & Doris Lee Thompson Family Scholarship

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ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS (CONTINUED) Marjorie Hall Thulin Endowed Scholarship for the Performing Arts Megan Bernice Thurow Endowed Scholarship Harold D. Triplett Memorial Fund Robert B. Voelker, M.D. Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Kacey Warner Millennium Scholarship Lois Warner Endowed Scholarship Harm A. & Arlie Weber Endowed Honorary Scholarship Lynn & Ruth Wheaton Endowed Scholarship Genevieve Wilson Endowed Scholarship

BUILDING TO ENDOWMENT AIM Rockford Book Endowment Fund Benjamin P. & Rachel S. Browne Scholarship Fund Chuck & Penny Cassell Scholarship Dr. Dale Voelker Sing to Jesus Scholarship George & Nancy Bravos Memorial Scholarship Inez Crofts Endowed Scholarship Lidia Krzemien Memorial Scholarship for Pianists MR3 (SW) Jack B. Valentine Memorial Scholarship Robert D. Erickson Endowed Scholarship Tom & Karen Randall Endowed Scholarship

PRESIDENT'S CLUB PRESIDENT’S SOCIETY: $10,000 AND OVER Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Demoss Mr. & Mrs. David A. Hoag Mr. Randall Wright Patterson ADONIRAM JUDSON SOCIETY: $5,000 TO $9,999 Mr. & Mrs. Fred Broling Dr. & Mrs. Wilbert J. Friesen Mr. & Mrs. Cecil Vandygriff Mr. & Dr. David Wesner BURMA SOCIETY: $2,500 TO $4,999 *Dr. & *Mrs. Nathan Y. Adams Mr. & Mrs. James Bagnall Mrs. Marilyn C. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Shawn Casey Dr. & Mrs. Richard Clossman Dana B. Davidson CPA Co, P. C. *Mr. & Mrs. R. Devlin Donaldson Mr. & Mrs. Arlen B. Ewers Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Gustafson Mr. & *Mrs. Michael Gutting *Dr. & Mrs. Adam Mackintosh Dr. & Mrs. Wilber G. Smith Mr. & Mrs. Steven Street *Mr. & *Dr. Dana E. Thompson ANN ‘NANCY’ JUDSON SOCIETY: $1,000 TO $2,499 Dr. & *Mrs. Chad M. Binger Mrs. Charline Chambers Gene and Cindy Crume

Mr. & Mrs. John Felinski Mr. & *Mrs. Skip Gianopulos *Ms. Kim L. Graf Mr. & *Mrs. Philip G. Guth Mrs. Joan C. LeValley Mr. & *Mrs. John Lucks Mr. Kurt Marquardt Dr. Angelene Naw Mrs. Wilma Plummer Mr. & Mrs. John R. Potter Rev. & Mrs. Rex A. Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Jack Shales Mr. & Mrs. John M. Shales Mr. & Mrs. John M. Smith Mrs. Arlie M. Weber Mr. & Mrs. Dale Zange

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AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST – PAYING IT FORWARD Dennis and Mary Bilen first became involved at Judson in 1988; Mary worked in the Advancement Office for nine years. At the time, they both recognized that Judson had something different and very special to offer students – training to be ambassadors for Christ. Their connection to Judson continued to grow throughout the years and through their membership at First Baptist Church of Elgin in Elgin, Ill. They also developed many friendships among the Judson faculty and alumni. In fact, their son and daughter-inlaw both graduated from Judson. Since that time, Mary has been actively involved in the Friends of Judson and enjoys being a part of an organization that provides scholarships for Judson students, as well as fresh-baked goods through the “Hugs from Home” program. Dennis has performed with the gospel quartet “Unity” at several Judson functions. Together they love attending the excellent plays, athletic events and choir concerts at Judson. Dennis and Mary believe it is important to give their time and talents, as well as their treasure. “It is a privilege to support Judson because this university continues to maintain its focus on the Lord in a world that so desperately needs the Lord,” Mary Bilen added. “We know the students who attend Judson are impacted for life and are forever changed.”

In 2001, Dennis and Mary decided to invest in the future by including Judson University in their will. Recently, Mary Bilen shared the reasons for making this additional investment. “Judson University continues to exemplify Christian principles consistent with our beliefs and is Christ-centered in everything they do. We are so thankful that we can continue the legacy of Judson through our small part in our estate plans,” she said. We are so grateful for friends like the Bilens who make a commitment to Judson students so they can be transformed by God to shape our world. Not only are they impacting lives today, but the impact will be felt far into the future through their estate gift. If you would like to learn more about leaving a legacy of faith that can make an eternal impact, please visit www.christianwill. org/judsonu to find out more information. You can also contact Kristen Egan at 847-628-2017 or to discuss your estate goals. If you have already remembered Judson University in your estate plans, but have not yet notified us, please do so. We would love to recognize you in the Judson Heritage Society and keep you informed on the many ways in which your gifts make a difference!

Mason Contributes to Catholic Bible Translation Project Dr. Eric F. Mason was appointed to a committee responsible for revising the New Testament of the New American Bible (NAB), the standard English translation for American Catholics. Mason, the Julius R. Mantey Chair of Biblical Studies at Judson University and an ordained American Baptist minister, was among 24 scholars (and one of only two Protestants) selected for the project. The group was organized in five teams, each responsible for certain New Testament texts. Mason was an ideal fit for the team revising Hebrews, James, 1–2 Peter and Jude, as he has published books and articles on all of these texts except James, for which he presently is editing a volume that should appear in 2019. Mason received his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has been a member of the Catholic Biblical Association (from which revision team members were drawn) for almost 20 years. The NAB was first published as a complete Bible in 1970, and the New Testament was last revised in 1986. Mason notes that the purpose of the current revision is to update the English language and style — with special concern for how the translation sounds

when read aloud in worship services — while also producing “a translation that most accurately and effectively reflects the meaning and wording of the Greek New Testament.” Mason’s team began work in February 2015 and concluded in August 2016. Each member prepared the first revision draft for one text and the second revision draft for another, then the full team discussed the proposed changes line-by-line during online video conference sessions. These were scheduled in two-hour blocks and occurred as frequently as weekly for several months in 2016. “We were charged to retain the 1986 language when appropriate,” said Mason, “but we were free to propose changes whenever and wherever we thought they were needed.” They made revisions when team members determined that a different English wording could better convey that of the Greek or when recent scholarship had made advances in interpretation of difficult passages. They took a vote each time a change was proposed, and normally these were unanimous. The next step is for the project’s chief editorial board to review the proposed changes, which later must be approved by the bishops’ council and officials at the Vatican. Ideally the revised New Testament will be published and incorporated into the Catholic lectionary by 2025. WINTER 2017 25

Revving Up Broadband at Judson and Beyond By Lisa Jones Townsel

On average, college students can own upward of five electronic devices that are kept near to fully charged at all times. But those devices can easily drain a college. That’s why many universities have sought creative ways to increase bandwidth for students, faculty and other factions on campuses. “Our No. 1 customer is absolutely the students,” said Judson’s Vice President for University Information Systems and Technology Hasi Smith. Students don’t necessarily go to a college because of its connectedness, but it can certainly play into the retention picture. With school budgets shrinking and demand for speedy broadband ever growing, the conundrum continues for higher education institutions like Judson that seek reasonable ways to keep up. That’s where Smith comes in. Smith was hired in February 2016. She came to Judson from a long-and-storied healthcare background, where she worked for more than 20 years directing information systems and telecommunications. Once she got to Judson, Smith was hungry to find solutions for Judson students, whose main concerns included accessing class schedules, game consoles and movies without system hiccups and misfires. Who knew that what she would find would be an opportunity, a partnership if you will, that would not only benefit Judson and its student and faculty, but would link them to other higher-ed institutions as well.

Smith had heard rumblings about some dark fiber strands — untapped fiber optic network cables, switchers and repeaters — being installed in the Elgin area. She contacted Kane County Chief Information Officer Roger Fahnestock right away to learn more. Fahnestock had been instrumental in laying the fiber during street construction along Randall Road and Highway 90 near Judson. He confirmed her suspicions — some of those fibers were actually on Judson property. In fact, two of those dark fiber strands are just south of the tennis courts. Kane County started building a fiber optics network back in 2010 and created 47 miles of infrastructure along Randall Road. The objective was to connect county building in five cities that needed a better Internet connection source. That infrastructure now connects Kane County to NIUnet, Burlington, Aurora, Elgin, Geneva, St. Charles, Batavia and Elgin Community College. “He was innovative, forward thinking and amazingly smart,” Smith said of Fahenstock’s foresight to lay the fiber optics network well before it was needed. Roger Swenson, the network solutions architect for NIUnetwork, explained how this partnership would benefit Judson most. “You have all of it. You have two things. You get Internet and a link into the greater educational community,” he said. “That’s what we are providing.”

Partners in Cybersafety When it comes to safety at home, our focus might easily be on sentimental family photos, pricy instruments or precious jewels. On a college campus, precious thought and effort are put into protecting another valuable: digital assets. Cybersecurity is an organization-wide matter, and no longer just an IT one. “Cybersecurity is not just a technology issue; it’s a business risk that requires an enterprise-wide response,” Vice President for University Information Systems and Technology Hasi Smith said. “The financial consequences of a cyberattack are not well understood.” The university, she said, is always seeking ways to protect its data, especially personally identifiable information (PII). “We have to literally take an inventory of all of your big assets,” she said. 26 JUDSON today

Cybersecurity is a huge concern, with a huge price tag. But Judson is getting some help along the way from the cybersecurity services provider, GreyCastle Security. “Judson, in collaboration with four other colleges and universities, has partnered with GreyCastle Security to provide employees with security training and awareness, to assist with developing policies and procedures to thwart cyber threats and to assist with developing business continuity and disaster recovery plans,” Smith explained. The consortium with Dominican University, Elmhurst College, North Central College and Wheaton College provides networking opportunities and allows Judson, along with the other institutions,

Smith said there are now miles upon miles of fiber running from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., to East Randall Road to Elgin Community College and east to Chicago universities. Almost immediately, the partnership value was evident. The private NIUnet Internet connection is serviced by the City of Elgin, Northern Illinois University and Kane County. It has updated Judson’s Internet speed from 200 Mbps (megabytes per second) to 1Gbps (gigabyte per second), and the recent Internet Traffic scan showed the NIUnet pipe hitting peaks of 536 Mbps (megabytes per second). “This solution not only increases Internet speed on campus for students and faculty, but connects the university to other universities and libraries in a 10-county area and provides access to research databases and real-time delivery of distance education in essentially real-time DVD-quality picture and sound,” Smith explained, excitedly. “It also positions us for implementing cloud solutions and mobile applications, which are selection factors for prospective students.” Now, instead of using Comcast as the broadband provider, Judson buys the service from NIUnet. The difference, however, is that Judson’s new broadband speed will be five times faster than it was before, yet the university will pay 47 percent less than it used to. The best part is that the purchase rate is guaranteed for the next 20 years.

to focus on addressing common security issues while also reducing (and dividing) the hefty $260,000 security fee. Among the threats: malware, sophisticated Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and continuous computer hacking processes. GreyCastle first required each partner school to undergo an independent risk assessment to measure current practices and compliances. Judson’s revealed a number of areas that could be improved. Training and assessment will be ongoing. “At the end of the day, my desire is to leave this better than when I first came by raising cybersecurity awareness through training, reduce the risk of data loss from unauthorized modification of information and information systems,” said Smith.

Still, this plan couldn’t have come into play without the help of the City of Elgin, which laid the fiber. Judson had to petition the city for use of the fiber optics network since the work was done with taxpayer money. Smith credited Jeff Macey, head of Information Technology Services at the City of Elgin. “Without Jeff, this wouldn’t have happened,” she said, adding, “This is all a God thing, it really is.” Yet, don’t think of this as the end of the bandwidth story, but rather the beginning. “My job as the top box of IT is to provide people with the right tools,” Smith said. “I’m giving faculty and students the bandwidth to do research and leverage their computers. This is about forming relationships and creating endless possibilities.”

COMING SOON! New Ways to Stay Connected on Campus Expecting a package? Pretty soon, students who live on campus will know exactly when Grammy’s pie or that justordered book arrives because all packages received by the Campus Post Office will be scanned when they come in and a text will be sent immediately to the student.

Tired of getting that “still sending” message? Faster Wi-Fi is coming to the residential halls, thanks to additional access points that reduce latency.

Say “no” to long chapel lines. Students will no longer have to stand in long lines to swipe in or out of chapel. By using a prox reader, students will be able to quickly make their presence known. WINTER 2017 27

Technology Team Focuses on Providing Quality Service Information Systems and Technology team members are there when they are needed. Although small in size, the team meets the demands of dozens of departments on campus. Brian Tucker, a professor in the Graduate Programs of Literacy Education, helps his students get IT matters resolved quickly. “I am the liaison between the DLIT (doctoral in literacy education) program and IST, and I work with IST two to three times a month for various tech issues,” he said. When students had printing concerns at Creekside South, IST stepped in. “IST listened to my ideas and implemented stronger Wi-Fi and made it easier for students to print,” Tucker said. Issue resolved. IST has made life easier in other areas as well. Last spring, Tucker said policies on how Judson IST would provide the fourth doctoral cohort with computers were implemented. Now, he said, “IST provides the tech support the candidates need throughout the four-year program.” From Creekside South to Lindner Tower, the IST team keeps finding solutions that help staff, students and faculty move forward. “I have no doubt if they did a count on inquiries in a week, we would surpass any department on campus,” said Associate Vice President for Student Success and University Registrar Ginny Guth. The partnership with the IST team, she said, is a true reflection of the changing academic landscape. “In the ‘old’ days students used to line the hallways, or gym to register for classes. Today, they log in from their dorm room, snuggled in warm blankets,” Guth said. “For faculty, they can be entering their grades from the beach when they run off for Christmas Break. Our office, though still a physical space, has taken up a lot of bandwidth in cyberspace, and all of those functions rely heavily on our IST infrastructure.” Guth said she appreciates the team’s willingness to collaborate to find the needed solutions. “I know I have failed a few times in assuming we did not have a solution to a problem in our current lineup of tools and have

introduced a new product only for [IST] to remind me we have it,” she said. “As end-users of these tools, I am a firm believer that we need to fully integrate our current technology before purchasing anything new. I appreciate when they back up the boat with me and help assess what we have and how it can be utilized.” One example of that, she said, was when the IST team helped to set up on a workstation at Elgin Community College. “We have a workstation at Elgin Community College that we staff every Wednesday afternoon,” Guth explained. “Our IST department worked alongside us to make sure we had the same services there as we have here. This allows our staff to continue to be effective even while off campus. What more could we ask for.” When Business Programs Chair Michelle Kilbourne needed to revamp a classroom, she called on the IST team. “The Information Systems and Technology group best serves my needs when they spend time understanding our projects,” she explained. An example of this was when IT Project Manager Wendy Nicoski worked with her on a pilot classroom revamp. “The project involved using several vendors to add different technological elements to the teaching environment. Throughout the process, Wendy was very open to my feedback,” Kilbourne said. “The project did have some challenges, but Wendy was open to my feedback, and she owned my concerns.” Another project involved a student-led, collaborative space in Lindner Tower. “Geoff Flickema, who happened to spend a lot of time with me working on the Classroom D project, was replacing Macintosh computers in another computer lab. Before I knew it, the room was filled with three MacIntosh computers,” Kilbourne recalled. “As we didn’t have a technology plan for the room, the addition of three Macintosh computers—even old ones—was a bonus. Sometimes, we don’t know what to ask for but it helps to have a partner in the process.” While technology might be an-ever moving target, customer service within the IST department remains constant across campus.

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Judson’s Information Systems and Technology team has been busily replacing computers on campus this semester. It’s all part of a larger initiative to ensure that each department’s computers are up to date and functional. Nearly 30 departments were involved in this campus-wide computer refresh project that saw the removal of more than 300 old computers. The primary focus, said project leader Spencer Timmons, was to ensure that lab computers were up to date, operational and efficient as students returned for fall semester. “We take seriously the need to have functioning, up-to-date technology across campus,” said Timmons. “If a computer affects how software performs, for example Windows 10 has been available for several years, but we could not take advantage of the new features and functionality because the processor speed on the computer would, literally ‘crawl.’ Plus, security vulnerabilities also become a risk when computers are not able to receive patches to thwart viruses. We need to have functioning, up-to-date technology across campus.” One of the IST team’s goals is to develop a standardized computer lifecycle plan across campus. By standardizing desktop hardware, the IST department looks to a flexible, optimized infrastructure to make future desktop deployment projects more timely. This computer refresh cycle is the beginning of a plan that will be on constant loop, Timmons said. “The goal would be that after five years, the computers we replaced this time around would be replaced again,” he said. “We are hoping to place another order within the next year, so we can update more computers on campus.” As the lead for this project, Timmons ’16 was responsible for finding an electronics recycling firm and making sure that the selected firm would “bleach” the university computers’ hard drives to remove licensed software and personally identifiable information. He also had to make sure that the project was cost effective. “In our case, the vendor reimbursed the university once it recycled computer parts,” he said. “Some computers, still in working condition and that could be supported, were retained for parts and as spares for departments that did not budget for new computers.” Timmons handled all the tricky orchestrations required to make sure that labs were outfitted with the needed computers first, and then that other departments experienced as little disruption as possible during the upgrades. Most computer changes have been made. But a few changeouts are still to come. “The process is ongoing,” Timmons added. “Four [people] were used for the lab deployments, otherwise I am the only [one] working on computer deployments. I appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding in getting their new computer to them.”

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Alerts of emergency campus closings and other pertinent news is just a text away for Judson students. That’s thanks to Nixle, a free messaging system that allows Campus Safety to send out information instantly in case of emergencies and weather-related issues. Although directed toward Judson students, Nixle can also be accessed by faculty and staff. “We can get information out quickly,” says the Campus Safety Director Nick Salzmann. Nixle replaces “Code Red,” an alternative program Campus Safety used previously. Nixle allows the Judson community to stay informed. Plus, the Nixle program does not charge a text-messaging fee or collect personal user information, and the sign-up process is quick and easy. To sign up, text JUSTUDENT to 88777 and a confirmation will be sent to the user. To discontinue receiving updates from Nixle, text STOP to 88777.

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Reimagining the Classroom By Dr. Joyce Shotick and Dr. Michelle Kilbourne With most home remodeling projects, there are two aspects of construction: infrastructure improvements and reimagining changes. The infrastructure projects typically take a significant portion of the budget yielding supportive, yet unrecognizable outcomes. However, the changes generating emotional excitement (e.g. new color, furniture and flooring) are the items often showcased in a new space. Revamping Classroom D in Lindner Tower was no different. Of the available budget for the room, about 60 percent was allocated to wiring new systems, hanging drywall and updating the computer and projector. However, Classroom D was also reimagined for the purpose of creating greater connections between the instructor and the students. What follows are room changes that facilitate a more collaborative environment. Doing It Right This Time (DIRTT) walls were installed on both sides of the classroom to enable collaborative group work. Pictured at left are students (l. to r.) Tom Rohn, Cortez King and Rebecca Graff using a DIRTT wall that combines a screen and white board. The group is able to project a student’s laptop so all members can view the file, while crafting notes on the white board. Using a case study that identifies competitors of a single industry, the class is split into two groups to develop their strategies for each company. Final projects can be displayed on the main screen positioned in the center of the room using Kramer Via computer software. Kramer’s Via Collage is a prize-winning wireless presentation and collaboration software that works with the projector. With a laptop or mobile device, students can now display visuals from their computer to the main screen for the entire class to view. Via Collage can display up to six screen shots, in addition to using Skype or other communications software to connect with a subject expert from a remote location. One of our favorite features of the room is a white board that covers most of the front wall. One accounting professor projects directly on this enlarged white board space. This enables him to display complicated accounting problems and write on the screen to reinforce the relationships between the numbers and concepts. All of the above features are enhanced with tables and chairs that can be moved into multiple configurations. Instructors have altered the room into a board meeting space. For the classroom’s dedication ceremony, two groupings were used: a U-shaped center for the formal presentation and three, smaller groupings to facilitate small-group networking. Similar to a home remodeling project, when a project is done there are moments of reflection and joy. Everyone involved is thrilled to have this powerful software to engage students in both small-group projects and the entire class. MBA student Johannah Wenig was elated that the new space is “meeting the needs of students” with the latest technology and in-class learning opportunities. In the true spirit of entrepreneurship, we have evaluated how to improve the faculty-student interaction space for future classroom remodeling projects, and we look forward to partnering with others interested in continuing to transform our educational space for students. Thanks to those who donated toward this project: Original renovations in honor of Mr. Robert J. Holz, J.D.; Technology Renovations by World Leaders Forum, Michael and Michelle Kilbourne, the Wesner Family and Steven Camp.

Building a Culture of Entrepreneurship By Kristen Egan Iron sharpens iron. In 2014, a group of sharp students led by Marketing, Management and Communication Studies major Ethan Adams ’15 was tapped by Business Programs Chair Dr. Michelle Kilbourne to think out of the box and figure out cutting-edge ways to build a culture of entrepreneurship on campus. Out of that request, CREATE — the brainchild of Judson Business Society members and key faculty members — was born. Through a series of speakers, workshops and competitions, CREATE and its founders envisioned an ever-expanding, vibrant community of entrepreneurs on Judson’s campus. Now in its second year, CREATE is now showing up in more ways across the Judson landscape. The Shark Tank competition has just completed its third round. Student and alumni mentors 30 JUDSON today

met with the 11 teams that signed up to ensure that students understood the best practices on pitching ideas and presentations. “It is exciting to come back to Judson and see that the ideas are being taken to the next level,” said Adams. “I am always encouraged when I see the amazing ideas that students develop to address problems in our world. It is motivating for me to see there are representatives from across the education disciplines this year.” In the long run, Adams’ vision is for Judson to be a creative atmosphere where all students feel empowered to develop sustainable businesses to benefit others. Adams currently works for Future Founders, which is a logical extension of the work he began here at Judson. He enjoys working with colleges to develop unique approaches to building a culture of entrepreneurship, and his experience at Judson led him to discover his passion to serve others in this area.


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On July 31, Ian Simkins ’06 and Katie Alvarado were married in Benton Harbor, Mich. Jim Hollendoner ’07 officiated the ceremony and groomsmen included Josh Calhoun ‘09, Robb Davidson ‘08 and Nathan Blankenship ‘06. The couple resides in Naperville, Ill., where Ian serves as teaching pastor for Community Christian Church.


Katelyn Horgan ‘13 was married to Jackson Butler on June 25 at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill. Aubrey O’Shea Kruezer ’12 and Joshua Snyder ’11 brought the couple together and were part of the bridal party, along with Erin Binkley ‘14 and Kelsey Miller ‘14. Katelyn is starting the fourth year of her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



On June 11 in Galena, Ill., Brittany Hayes ’13 married Tyler Hopwood ’12 with several Judson alumni in the wedding party. Attendants were Emma Kardaras ’13, Rob Cleary ’12, Josh Patterson ’12/’14, Zach Moshier ’12, Joey McCartney ’13 and Kellan Cartledge ’12. Brittany works in Chicago at Leo Burnett as an art director and Tyler is completing work for his master’s degree in Architecture at Judson. The couple resides in Chicago. Catherine Street ’15 and Mike Ademe ’15 were married on June 4 at Northfork Farm in Oswego, Ill. Many Judson alumni and friends are pictured with the bride and groom including Margaret (Street) Humphreys, Fran Street, Josh O'Brian ’15, Josh Tindall ’15, Jacob Patterson ’15, Meredith Kennedy ’15, Kara Gardner ’15, Andrew Witek ’15, Zach O'Connell ‘15, Jeremy Yap ’16, Justin Banda ’15, Vince Laneve ’15, Alec Shover ’15, Alex Hays ’15, Noah Porzelius ’14, Amanda Muhlena-Hays ’15, Amy Porzelius ’16, G3 Crume, Emilie Hatch ’15, Cindy Crume, President Dr. Gene Crume, Dani Veign, Stephanie Moment ’13, Rebekah Street ’12, Tena (Graf ’78) Robotham and Pattie Hutton. Catherine is a kindergarten teacher at Locust Elementary School in Marengo, Ill., and Mike works as an Inside Sales and Marketing Associate at Advanced Flexible Composites, Inc. in Lake in the Hills, Ill. Mike and Catherine live in Woodstock, Ill.

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Trustee Paul Floyd ‘76 became the 98th president of the Hennepin County Bar Association on July 1. He is a founding partner at WallenFriedman & Floyd, where he practices in corporate and businessrelated matters including law firm succession and compensation issues. Paul is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a past president of the Hennepin County Bar Foundation. Paul and Donna (Fraser’76) Floyd reside in the Minneapolis area. Dr. Heather A. Hood ’79 celebrated 30 years of ministry at Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC), Edina, Minn., by conducting the premiere of “I Am Not My Own,” by composer Craig Courtney (Beckenhorst Press), which was commissioned by the CPC Christian Fine Arts Committee in honor of Heather and her years of service to the church and the Kingdom. The text, chosen by Heather, comes from the Heidelberg Catechism, “Lord's Day I.” After 30 years, Glynda Rice ’80 retired from teaching and also retired from actively leading Young Life. She is currently a volunteer with Young Life as director of the Young Life Teacher Movement in Ohio. Kim Briggs '91 recently had her first children’s book published. Life Will Never Be The Same is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Kim is currently working on a second book in the series. Originally hailing from the Quad City area, she now lives in Freeport, Ill. In June, Exhibitus announced that Jeff Smith (’92-’95) had joined the company as executive producer. Prior to joining Exhibitus, he served for two years as experiential marketing creative lead for Exhibit Concepts, Inc. Brad Falberg, president of Exhibitus stated, “Jeff’s unique background of design training and experience, with his proven ability to integrate appropriate technology into the trade show environment, has made him an industry stand-out.” Gama Aywa ’98 returned to Kenya and reunited with his mother after 20 years, with the assistance of Elginites Roger Klemm and Kay Mills. The family reunion led to an Elgin fundraiser for 500 motherless children who live in Gama’s village, with plans to build an orphanage and school.

ALUMnotes On March 1, David Draper ’07 retired from General Electric Capital after 33 years of service. He worked in the wholesale finance division as an account manager, field auditor, assistant branch manager and collateral analyst. David currently works at Wells Fargo commercial Distribution Finance in Hoffman Estates. Martenson and Eisele, Inc. recently announced that Chris Bauknecht ’08 received his architect’s license for the State of Wisconsin. He joined Martenson and Eisele in March 2016 and serves clients in the areas of commercial, municipal and multi-family residential design. Pat Stejskal ’13 was recently honored with the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development’s Excellence Award, recognizing her outstanding commitment and contribution to her students, colleagues and institution. Pat is director of institutional effectiveness for McHenry County College.


Dan Piet ’16 is now the pastor of The Vine Church in Woodstock, Ill. Dan graduated from the Master of Leadership in Ministry program. On October 29, Ben Glunz ‘10 was recognized by President Dr. Gene Crume and Alumni Board Chair John Syverson ‘90 for his six years of service on the Judson University Alumni Board. Most recently, Ben served as chair of the Alumni Board until June 2016 and will retire from the Alumni Board at the end of 2016.


Friends from the 1960s gathered together at the Homecoming Alumni Banquet. Pictured left to right are Walter Helmulth ‘65, Bob Coats ‘65, Sandy (Shady ’67) McClintock, Merletta (Hunter ’66) Roberts, Bob Westlund ‘66, Hazel Bradley ’66, Charles DeRolf, Judith (Taft ’64) DeRolf, Nancy (DeRolf ’67) Morgan and Ken Morgan ’67.


In October, alumni and friends gathered in Manhattan Beach, Calif., for a house show with Christian artist Bob Bennett. Pictured are Bob Dougherty, Peter Lundberg ’81, Robert Barngrover ’82, Jane Barngrover, Bob Bennett, Darcy Dougherty ’95, President Dr. Gene Crume, Edith Lambert, Alisa Zimmerman ’13, Bonnie Bienert, Hannah (Thurow ’01) Palpant, Charity (Lambert ’86) Ali, Micah Palpant, Cindy Hoag, Devlin Donaldson ’79 and current student Andrew Kennedy.




IN MEMORIAM Rudy Mason ‘69: April 22,1945 – January 27, 2016 Tom Wheeler ’67: September 7, 1943 – November 4, 2016




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Champions of Character Congrats to the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Five former athletes and a coach were permanently placed among Judson’s finest athletes and program contributors. This was the 14th class to be inducted in the Judson Hall of Fame. They include: Julie Anderson Schickert (Women’s Volleyball, 2001-2004); Jim Wallis (coach, Men’s Basketball, 1984-1993); Bob Pleticha (Weightlifting, 1972); Doco Wesseh (Men’s Soccer, 2002, 2004); Rick Williams (Men’s Basketball, 1998-2002); and Heather Kusch Johnson (Women’s Basketball, 1998-2000). The Judson Hall of Fame also honored the 1991 Men’s Soccer team this year.

New Coaches Matt TreDenick, Men’s Wrestling After more than 46 years, Judson is reinstating a wrestling team for the 2017-2018 season. “We are very excited to add wrestling to our department, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have a coach of Matt’s credentials,” added Athletic Director Chad Gassman. “He will do an outstanding job recruiting, but most importantly he will be an outstanding mentor to our wrestling team.” TreDenick brings an extensive list of coaching experience that spans 30-plus years in both the high school and collegiate levels. TreDenick has made an impact on numerous athletes having coached several successful wrestlers in the IHSA, IHSAA, MHSAA and National collegiate levels. Most recently, TreDenick was the assistant wrestling coach at Triton College. Steve Burmaster, Men’s Volleyball Men’s volleyball will officially be recognized as a varsity sport for the 2017-2018 season, and it is the 22nd sport to be added to the university’s growing list over the last three years. It will be led by new head coach Steve Burmaster. “To find a veteran coach like Steve to start our men’s volleyball program is a true blessing,” said Athletic Director Chad Gassman. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge to our university, and he is a proven recruiter. We look forward to having Steve and his family be a part of the Judson University community.” Burmaster will be the first men’s volleyball coach hired in Judson history, and he will lead the first-ever men’s volleyball program set to start in the 2018 spring season. Burmaster brings in valuable coaching experience that spans 28 years that includes a middle school, three high school and two collegiate coaching stints.

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Judson University Athletics was recognized as a 2015-2016 Five-Star Institution achieving for the second year in a row the second-highest level of “Silver.”

Fall Postseason Awards Judson was honored with 17 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors! Women’s Cross Country: All-Academic Lindsey Rodig Amanda Zylstra Men’s Cross Country: All-Academic Nicholas Modlin Caleb Fletcher Mitch Mallary Jacob Wiese Women’s Soccer: All-Conference Second Team Margaret Rivera Men’s Soccer: All-Conference Second Team Sergio Bortolon All-Academic Joey Dutcher Women’s Volleyball: CCAC Champions of Character Team All-Conference First Team Grace Smith All-Conference Second Team Jennifer Donnell Natalie Ricca All-Academic Jennifer Donnell Natalie Ricca Brittany Huber Claire Speweik Cara Tyrrell

Mabrianne Pryer NCCAA Women’s Golf Championships The women’s golf season continued as Mabrianne Pryer (SO/North Aurora, Ill.) represented Judson University as an individual golfer for the National Christian College Athletic Association Women’s Golf Championship. The tournament took place at The Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach, Fla., between October 23-26. Pryer represented the first women’s golfer to compete in the NCCAA Women’s Golf Championship for Judson. The championship featured a 54-hole stroke play event with the top 10 golfers on the women’s side designated as NCCAA All-Americans. Pryer led the Eagles during the Fall season as the top finisher for the team in all four events. Pryer’s best finish came during the NCCAA Regional Championship as she was sixth overall, and her best round score came during the same tournament as she shot a round one score of 87.

Bowling Rolls Out Inaugural Season

Cross Country Competes in NCCAA

The first men’s and women’s bowling season commenced at the Columbia 300 Western Shootout in Indianapolis, Ind. The tournament kicked off the first-ever organized bowling tournament for Judson University. The men finished 11th of 40 teams and placed two bowlers in the top 25 individually. The Eagles came close to finishing top ten overall, but tough lane conditions challenged the men in day two as they ended up just outside the top ten in 11th place. Austin Bull (FR/Rockford, Ill.) and Derek Poole (FR/Rockford, Ill.) put together great games as they finished individually 16th and 21st, respectively. Bull shot a 1,239 through six games for an average of 206.5, and Poole shot a 1,205 through six games for a 200.8 average.  “It was definitely a great tournament for them, and I’m very proud of them,” said head coach Astrid Valiente. “They have been working really hard and putting their heart [into] practice. This team has the motivation and dedication to achieve big things, and I can’t wait to see their first win.”  The Lady Eagles finished 30th of 38 teams in their first-ever collegiate tournament. The men brought home their first tournament win of the season in Grandville, Mich., and two bowlers received individual awards. They were: Austin Bull (third place with a season high 226 average) and Tyler Zink (fifth place with 220 average). The women went on to their best finish of fifth place. Amanda Walker had the highest average with 197 in the individual portion. The most outstanding performance was made by Blanca Perez with an impressive filling rate 94 percent (only two open frames in 32 attempts) for the baker games. The Judson bowlers continue the season through February 2017 with sectional qualifiers and NAIA Individual Team Championships to take place at the end of March into April 2017.

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the 44th and 36th annual National Christian College Athletic Association Championships that took place in Jackson, Miss., in November. The Eagles put together great races with both teams finishing in the top 10 overall of more than 15-plus NCCAA Div. I schools. The women’s team finished eighth overall and has competed in six of the last seven NCCAA National Championship races. The women tied their best finish of eighth place Saturday afternoon.   Leading the way for Judson was Chloe Burkhart (FR/Elgin, Ill.), who finished 32nd overall with a time of 19:48. Guadalupe Machuca (SO/Carpentersville, Ill.) and Kristi McClure (SR/ Wilmington, Del.) finished 48th and 49th, respectively with times of 20:39 and 20:42. Cleaning up the top five was Lacey Heaver (JR/ Woodstock, Ill.) and Anali Cisneros (FR/Elgin, Ill.), who finished 54th and 57th, with times of 20:50 and 20:53. All top five Eagles finished under 21 minutes and tallied a team time of 1:42.55. The men’s team finished ninth overall and has competed in five of the last seven NCCAA National Championship races. The Eagles tallied their third best finish last Saturday. The only other two finishes included an eighth-place finish in 2015 and a seventh place finish in 2011.   Robert Bruns led the Eagles with a 33rd-place overall finish with an 8K time of 27:21. Joseph Siporski and Daryle Worley rounded out the three top 50 finishes by Judson with 36th and 40th place, respectively. Caleb Fletcher would finish 69th overall with a time of 28:31, and Matthew Mallary was the last top-five finisher with a time of 28:32 — good for 71st place. The team finished with a time of 2:19:24.

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