Mac Made Me...
In its 165 years, MacMurray College has worked to transform thousands of students into successful, charitable members of society. Although the campus has changed since it first opened its doors, today its seal of knowledge, faith, service, wisdom, duty, and reverence stands true. Each student takes a different part of MacMurray with them upon their departure; however, each student’s memory respectively contributes to the history, vitality, and success of the college.
MacMurray knows that those cherished experiences and memories have made each one of its students who they are today.
Lila Underwood Judkins '36
Lila Underwood Judkins has been giving back to MacMurray College for 53 years. She has decided to commemorate her 54th year in a special way.
The eldest of five children, raised in a parsonage, Lila came to MacMurray College for Women in 1932. Like many students of the time, she recognized the opportunity at hand and took advantage of her time at MacMurray – relishing campus living, joining the Belles Lettres society, the Home Economics Club, and Madrigals and devouring her studies.
Upon graduating with a degree in vocational home economics in 1936, Lila took a teaching position at Roberts Township High School. Fresh from MacMurray, full of ambition and confidence, at the request of the State Office, she founded the department of home economics and helped write the official course of study for the state of Illinois... Read the full story.
Dr. Kris Tumilowicz '75
A 1975 MacMurray College graduate, Dr. Kris Tumilowicz has practiced dentistry in northern Illinois for over 30 years. During his time at MacMurray, Dr. Tumilowicz took full advantage of the college experience participating in Madrigals, Choir, MacMurray Student Association, CAB, and, as a multi-sport athlete, he became a Varsity 'M' member.
In addition to building and maintaining his successful practice, Dr. Tumilowicz is an active member of his community and continues to be grateful for the opportunity to attend MacMurray College.
As a member of the Harker Associates Club, he annually reaffirms his commitment to making a MacMurray College education possible for future generations... Read the full story.