Attorney Judson named NMC Fellow, college's highest honor

TRAVERSE CITY — Attorney and community servant Charles B. “Chuck” Judson has been named the 2016 recipient of the NMC Fellow award, the highest honor bestowed by the NMC Board of Trustees.

Chuck JudsonAs a member and emeritus chair of the NMC Foundation Board, Judson has been a volunteer and advocate for NMC for two decades. He joined the Foundation Board in 1996 and served as chair in 2001. During his tenure Judson helped to establish the Great Lakes campus, home to signature programs including the Great Lakes Maritime Academy, Great Lakes Culinary Institute, and the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute.

His philanthropy has even longer longevity. Since 1986, he has given to programs ranging from student scholarships to the Dennos Museum Center, and served as a volunteer and champion for NMC’s Annual Fund Campaign.

NMC is just one of the many Traverse City organizations to benefit from Judson’s time and energy. From serving pancakes at the National Cherry Festival to serving on the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Judson is known for his civic-minded heart and soul. Most recently the length and breadth of his community service culminated in his selection as the 2015 recipient of the Traverse City Area Chamber's Distinguished Service Award. The DSA is among the oldest community service awards, dating to 1929.

“Chuck has served as a mentor or advisor to many,” said Rebecca Teahen, executive director of the NMC Foundation. “One of the primary reasons he is so often relied upon in this role is his clarity of purpose, thoughtful approach, and strong moral character.”

In his professional life as an attorney and shareholder at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, Judson serves as an attorney of counsel to NMC.

The NMC Board of Trustees has named Fellows each year since 1964 as a way of recognizing and thanking those individuals who have made special contributions to the college.

Release date: March 28, 2016

For more information:

Rebecca Teahen
Executive Director for Resource Development and NMC Foundation
231) 995-1855


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