Judson meets fundraising goal to avoid closure; the college to open for spring 2021

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Judson College, a private school and the state’s only women’s college, is located in Marion, Alabama in Perry County. (Judson College)

MARION, Ala. – The Judson College Board of Trustees convened Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 and approved moving forward with a residential spring semester for all returning students.

After the Dec. 15 announcement that Judson would need $500,000 in unrestricted cash donations and $1 million in unrestricted commitments of gifts between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2021, the Judson community, alumnae and friends mobilized quickly to secure the needed funds.

The Judson community surpassed the $500,000 cash goal Dec. 28. To date, the combined giving and commitment total is $1,380,546.04.

Due to the potential surge of coronavirus cases after the New Year, the start date of the spring semester will be moved to Jan. 20, 2021.

The College is planning a fall session, and trustees will continue to review the College’s financial position in the coming months.

Judson is grateful for God’s great provision through the generosity of our alumnae and supporters, who have sacrificed much during these uncertain times to continue the extraordinary 182-year-old legacy of our Judson College. We remain thankful to our dedicated Board of Trustees for their long hours of continued service and dedication to Judson. Judson community, thank you for your patience, prayers and sacrifice during these difficult moments of uncertainty and waiting. We remain appreciative to you for your continued support.

Since 1838, Judson College has been committed to preparing young women for lives of purpose through the transmission of knowledge, the refinement of intellect, the nurturing of faith, the promotion of service, and the development of character. A private, four-year, Christian college with degree programs in liberal arts and the sciences, Judson College helps each student reach her full potential by providing her with opportunities to engage her mind, practice her faith, and live her purpose. www.judson.edu