For the sixth straight year, Jim Judge '57 has successfully coordinated the Detroit Chapter's Scholarship Golf Outing, which attracted its usual large number of players in 2009 despite Detroit’s hard-hit economy. Judge notes that hosting what has become the Chapter's "signature event" at Oakland Hills Country Club—prestigious host of 14 major golf championships, including 3 PGAs; 6 US Opens; 2 US Senior Opens; the Ryder Cup; and the US Amateur—draws Villanova alumni from states asfar away as Connecticut and the Carolinas. For the past two years, the event’s participants have also had the distinct honor of counting Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D. ’75 A&S, university president and a native of Michigan, among its esteemed guests.
Most assuredly Rev. Donohue is proud that his home state’s Chapter has raised over $60,000 through these outings to benefit student scholarships for young men and women from Michigan—and proud, too, of Judge’s hard work behind the scenes and his well deserved Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, Judge has served on Reunion Committees and was thrilled to return to campus for his 50th reunion in 2007.
Editor's Note: Jim Judge passed away on February 9, 2011. He will be missed by the entire Villanova community.