St. Cloud State University has its first named department thanks to a generous $1 million gift from Judy C. Pearson, who was celebrated on campus on September 22, 2022. The Judy C. Pearson Department of Communications Studies gift will help students, faculty and the community with international educational grants and scholarships, academic conference grants and guest speakers. She gave her generous gift because of her love of her experiences as an undergraduate student at SCSU.
In this intimate interview with Judy you’ll learn about her life’s journey from Isle, Minnesota to achieving her academic and professional goals, her successes and failures, and what shaped her to give back to the university. She is a dynamic woman who is living a full life.