DU Presents Caritas Veritas Award to Judy Purvin Scully ’66

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June 17, 2016

Dominican University presented alumna Judy Purvin Scully ’66 with the Caritas Veritas Award, the university’s most prestigious alumnae/i honor. The award recognizes a graduate whose life reflects Dominican’s motto of love and truth in a distinguished way, both professionally and personally.

A graduate of the Class of 1966, Scully went on to earn graduate degrees from Northeastern Illinois University and National Lewis University, and her doctorate in school psychology from National Lewis University. Throughout her more than 30-year career as a school psychologist and educator, Scully was an advocate for students with disabilities and special needs, and in 2005, the Illinois School Psychologists Association honored her with the Ted Smith Practitioner of the Year Award, for her outstanding work with students.

The Caritas Veritas Award also recognizes Scully’s outstanding work as a volunteer, advocate and donor to the university. She has served multiple terms as a member of the Board of Trustees; as co-chair of the Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala, and the Fund for Dominican, with her husband, John Scully; and as a class agent, connecting with and engaging her 1966 classmates. In recognition of this year’s Class of 1966 50th Reunion, Scully led the effort to establish a Class of 1966 Endowed Scholarship to be awarded annually to deserving students. In addition, she and her husband established the Scully Family Endowed Scholarship, helping make a Dominican University education available to deserving students.

Scully is a resident of Riverside, IL.