Judith A. Purcell is currently a travel representative in the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM). She makes travel arrangements for instructors of the Institute, and processes reimbursements. An employee of UNF for 22 years, Judith has seen many changes , such as seeing presidents come and go, as well as many buildings built for the growth of the University.
Judith’s favorite time here at UNF was when she and the rest of the IPTM staff were united in the University Center after it was built. Before that, they were spread everywhere. Judith had been housed in the Ramada Inn on Arlington Expressway, and some of the students and staff were in trailers on the University grounds.
Judith’s favorite thing about working at UNF is the people she gets to meet, and the staff she works with every day. When she retires, she would like to work with unwanted shelter animals. She is most passionate about animals, particularly dogs and cats. She says that “they are always glad to see you, and all they want is a pat and some food, and they will follow you anywhere.”
Judith has two sons and one daughter-in-law. Her oldest son received his bachelor’s degree as an RN here at UNF, and here daughter-in-law received her doctorate in Physical Therapy at UNF as well. Her youngest son served in the 82nd Airborne Army Division in Iraq before attending ITT Tech where he is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Judith’s favorite hobby is to read and she enjoys volunteering to work with the elderly. She also likes to dance. Her mother, who passed away in 2003, has had the greatest impact on her life. Her mother was her best friend, and devoted her life to raising her children, and always put them first.
Judith, thank you for your contributions to the University community!
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