Will Judy Lectureship Fund (1958)

The Will Judy Lectureship provides for an annual series of lectures to supplement and enrich the Academic program of the College. It was established by Captain Will Judy '11, of Chicago. Each year, the Lectureship brings to campus leaders in government, education, the arts, natural science, business, or other areas of interest to the College community.

Will Judy Biography

The late Captain Will Judy - attorney, soldier, author, and publisher - was a 1911 Juniata Graduate. He lived most of his adult life in Chicago, but never forgot his Somerset County rearing or his alma mater. With his death in 1973 at the age of 82, Juniata lost a most faithful and generous friend.

A valedictorian at Hamilton School of Law, Judy practiced briefly in Chicago prior to volunteer Army duty durin World War I. He rose to the rank of captain and received the Silver Star.

He later established a Chicago publishing business, which he operated for 36 years before retiring in the late 1950s. He wrote eight books about dogs, edited a dog encyclopedia and made Dog World magazine the most widely read pet periodical in the nation. He lectured frequently and judged shows throughout the U.S. and in 26 foreign countries.

Judy served as president of Juniata's National Alumni Association in 1940 and was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1948. In 1972, he received Juniata's Alumni Service Award.

Past Lecturers