Bethany College President Edward F. Leonard III thanked Murphy during a campus reception on May 13. During the gathering, he said, “Judy has helped us all at one point or another. She is patient, caring and kind. She will truly be missed at Bethany.”
Murphy’s dedication to serving students was recognized when she became the first recipient of the Service to Students Award, now called the Greg and Beth Pierce Award, in 2001. Known on campus as Nurse Judy, her willingness to help heal any ailment has led her to be adored by all.
When Murphy moved to Lindsborg, she began working as a nurse in Lindsborg’s hospital before accepting a position with student health services at Bethany in 1972. She then became the director of health services in 1975.
Bethany is currently exploring options for student health services.