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August 05, 2013
In 1963, Judy Reynolds was in search of a small, co-ed college, north of her home in Miami, FL. After her high school graduation, she ventured to Washington College where she found just what she was looking for with help from the Hodson Scholarship.

Despite being homesick at first, Judy Reynolds flourished at Washington College. A history major, Judy helped establish the Senior Women’s Honor Society, conducted research at the Library of Congress for an honors thesis, and helped write a white paper on campus issues. All the while, Judy and her classmates were living through a tumultuous time in America.  She remembers President Kennedy’s assassination and protesting the Kent State shootings as a young woman.  These pivotal changes in society were integral parts of Judy and her classmates’ experiences.

After graduation, Judy went on to earn an MBA from Loyal University and her master’s in history at Smith College. She returned to Washington College to work in Admissions for two years following her graduation.  Judy spent much of the rest of her career in education. During this time, she continued to encounter Washington College in her role as Director of Graduate Admission at Suffolk University where she welcomed several WC alumni.

Washington College sticks with you. Judy attended WC, worked for WC, and inadvertently bumped into WC staff and alumni ever since first heading north to attend our unique liberal arts college.  In acknowledgement of the true value of the liberal arts, Judy has made a provision in her will to establish a scholarship at Washington College in honor of her parents.  She plans for it to be awarded as a need-based scholarship to help students interested in studying the social sciences, just as the Hodson Scholarship helped Judy. 


Last modified on May. 28th at 8:41am by Emily Kate Smith.