Elizabeth B. Hudson Endowed Scholarship

Estate of Elizabeth B. Hudson

Type: Endowed

Donor: Estate of Elizabeth B. Hudson

Established: 2015

Elizabeth (Libby) Hudson learned about JBU through Bill George. She met Bill when she was the executor for her aunt and uncle’s estate and they gave to the university. Elizabeth had many charitable gift annuities through John Brown University and remained a close friend of the university.

Libby was born in Oklahoma City but spent time near Goshen, Arkansas where most of her family was from. Elizabeth was very proud of her mom who had raised her and two other siblings alone after her father died from tuberculosis. Her mother made dresses out of a shop connected to their house. 

Libby met and married Rod Hudson. After they married, Libby encouraged Rod to go to electronic school so they moved to Washington DC. He worked for several industries before settling at General Motors, from which he retired. Rod died in 1986 after a three year bout with cancer. Libby passed away in 2010.