Case Western Reserve University Alumna Loves Living “On Campus”

This spring Judson residents are lining up next to college students to get their Student I.D. cards to unlock a world of learning, culture and social opportunities at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

Judson recently established a partnership with CWRU that gives residents greater access to special events, programs and university facilities. As part of the deal, all residents receive a Case Community Card that acts like a campus passport. Plus, CWRU brings programs to Judson to give residents access to courses at home.

In addition to these benefits, CWRU alumni may obtain a $10,000 discount on an independent living entry fee at either Judson Park or Judson Manor.

“You can become part of the university just by living at Judson,” says Pat Kilpatrick, a Judson resident and CWRU alumna. “It gives us a chance to spend time on campus and enjoy it while having some solid opportunities.” Pat is pictured above with W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III, provost and executive vice president at CWRU.

Moving to Judson Park was like a homecoming for Pat. For 30 years she served as a faculty member and administrator at Case Western Reserve University and holds the distinction of becoming its first female vice president in 1987. “Don’t knock it,” quips the feisty, fun-loving Pat.

Her roles at the university were so varied that when she retired in 1992 they were absorbed by different departments.  Among other duties, she served as Faculty Senate secretary, managed commencement, oversaw Squire Valleevue Farm, and supervised University Archives. “I had a wonderful career at Case, and I’m very devoted to the university,” she says.

Pat was a pioneer on campus, and she continues to be a force of nature at CWRU and Judson as an active participant in the new partnership. “This is a great step forward,” she says, adding that it’s a perfect pairing. “The residents here at Judson are very intelligent and interested in what is going on at the university.”

Judson residents may audit classes at CWRU at a significantly reduced rate and receive special discounts at campus establishments. These varied learning experiences in the classroom, on campus and within the Judson community will add to Judson’s already robust intergenerational program.

By serving the university as a volunteer and participating in classes through the Judson partnership, Pat says she continues to fulfill her desire to give back and learn. “I feel like I’m contributing while I’m there, and that’s really fun.”

To speak with a sales counselor about Judson’s partnership with Case Western Reserve University, please fill out the form below, or call (216) 791-2004.

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