Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2017 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award


unnamed(ELGIN, IL – February 7, 2017) Judson University is now seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award, which is presented each year to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good in the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others’ physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs.


The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award will be given during Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday, May 10, from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Lindner Fitness Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin).


Last year’s recipient, restaurateur Jeff Turner, was honored for his In the Neighborhood Deli in Elgin. Over the years, Turner has organized communitywide meals, including Elgin’s Thanksgiving Community Dinner and the “Have a Heart” community meal around Valentine’s Day. The events for the homeless have served more than 2,000 people annually.


Past award recipients have included: Velma Sept, Dr. Risé D. Jones, Mary Rees Freeman, Edward Hunter, Donna Anderson, Nancy Schueneman, Jack and Marlene Shales, Floyd Brown, Murna Hansemann, Dr. Clare Ollayos, and Carl Flaks.


All nominations can be submitted through an online form athttp://www.judsonu.edu/prayerbreakfast/  by the deadline, Wednesday, April 5. Any questions about this event can be emailed to julie.schmidt@judsonu.edu.


All nominators and nominees are invited to attend the breakfast.


General admission tickets are $25. Table sponsorships are also available.


Online registration begins Tuesday, March 1.


Judson University is a fully accredited, private Christian institution representing the Church at work in higher education. Nestled along the beautiful Fox River in Elgin, Ill., just 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Judson is home to more than 1,200 students from 33 states and 20 countries. Judson offers degrees in more than 65 different majors and minors for traditional, graduate and adult students and ranks consistently among the Best Regional Universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Judson has also been recognized as a “Christian College of Distinction.” With an academically challenging environment and encouraging spiritual community, Judson shapes lives that shape the world.

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