The 2017 recipient of the Kae Canon Allen Memorial Award is Judy Rogers. Judy has been a long-time member of the Bibb County Citizens for Wildflowers and a dedicated champion of environmental conservation. She is a member of the board of BCCW and served a term as co-president with Earl Bailey.

One of the early indications of Judy’s concern for environmental conservation was the building of an underground house in 1984 by her and her late husband Jim. Judy still lives in this house in Brierfield and enjoys its comfort and energy efficiency.

Judy supported the foundation of the Bibb Glades, a preservation site for a variety of plants unique to Bibb County and its surrounding area. The Glades were discovered by Jim Allison, the 2009 recipient of the Kae Canon Allen Award.

Judy serves as a member of the planning committee for the Cahaba Lily Festival. She is a member of the Board of Living River, a camp and conference center of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), in Bibb and Shelby counties. Living River houses the Cahaba Environmental Center, which provides environmental education for schools, churches, and other groups. Judy was instrumental in having her church (Montevallo Presbyterian) certified as an Earth Care Congregation. She is also a member of the Alabama Environmental Council, The Nature Conservancy, and the Sierra Club.

Judy is a retired Professor of Psychology and Director of Institutional Research from the University of Montevallo. She previously taught Psychology at East Carolina University and was a Research Associate with the Human Resources Research Office of George Washington University at Ft. Bliss, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Louisville, a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Educational Research from the University of Alabama.