YWCA banquet to honor Sister, others


CLINTON — Sister Theresa Judge, OSF, will receive a YWCA award for Religious Woman of Achievement.

A banquet will be held to honor her and other Woman of Achievement honorees April 15 at The Tuscany Special Events Center at Rastrelli’s Restaurant in Clinton. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 or $20 for those 60 and older. Reservations may be made by calling the YWCA at (563) 242-2110. 

Sr. Judge serves as chair of the English department at Ashford University in Clinton. She supports her students whether they are in university plays or working on the university newspaper.  For all of her 34 years at the university or college, she has served as the official scorer for the men’s basketball team and has never missed a game.

A former member of the YWCA Board, she has served on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Committee since its inception. She was appointed to the Human Rights Commission, a post she has held for four years.


Her commitment to education and to youth and especially to disadvantaged persons also led her to service with The Arch of Clinton, the local branch of L’Arche International, which is dedicated to providing welcoming homes for special needs adults and their companions.  Concurrently, she serves as a representative of her congregation on the Board of the Mount St. Clare Speech and Hearing Center.

Her love of theater motivates her as a member of the Clinton Area Showboat Theater (CAST) Board of Directors.  A backstage person, she does it all, from popping popcorn at fundraisers to cleaning the theater when the season ends.

This year’s keynote speaker at the Women of Achievement banquet will be Mary Cowdrey, the current administrative law judge for the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. 

For more information, contact Sarah Hood at the YWCA, (563) 242-2110.

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