| Saturday, April 29, 2012
Judson University alumnus Thomas Randall urged 179 graduates to go out as they have been taught and influence those around them to learn about Jesus Christ.
Randall keynoted this spring's two commencement ceremonies on Saturday, April 28, in the Lindner Fitness Center, 1151 N. State St. (Route 31).
At the morning commencement ceremony, 108 students graduated from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the School of Leadership and Business. At the afternoon ceremony, 71 students graduated from the School of Art, Design and Architecture, and the School of Education, with one in absentia.
Randall is a missionary, athlete, and speaker who serve as a director for World Harvest Ministries and as chaplain to the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) Champions Tour. He graduated from Judson College with a degree in human relations in 1976. As a Judson student athlete, Randall lettered in basketball, soccer, cross country and golf. He was named a four-time unanimous All-Conference basketball player setting seven school records, four conference records, and two national records. Judson named him Alumnus of the Year in 1981 and he was honored again in 1998 with an honorary doctorate degree, and he was inducted into Judson's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.
Located in Elgin since 1963, Judson University is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts and sciences university offering degrees in more than 60 majors and minors. Programs available at Judson include Architecture, Art and Design, Communication Arts, Business, Education, Christian Ministries, Biblical and Theological Studies, Worship Arts, Music, History and Intercultural Studies, Exercise and Sports Sciences, Psychology and Sociology, and Math and Sciences. The school offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities with musical and theater ensembles, 17 intercollegiate sports, student government organizations, and several ministry opportunities locally and abroad.