Marvaline Prince named 2015 Albion Fellows Bacon award winner
Marvaline W. Prince is the 2015 Albion Fellows Bacon Award recipient.
The award, given by the Women’s Equality Day Committee, is named for the noted Evansville Progressive Era reformer, Albion Fellows Bacon. It is presented each year to an individual who has shown exemplary dedication through his or her active engagement in reform efforts or influence of public policies that improve the quality of life for our citizens. Ticket sales for the luncheon have ended.
Marvaline Prince exemplifies the intent of this award. Prince currently works in the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department of Corrections, and she previously worked with Indiana Legal Service, Inc. A graduate of Lincoln High School, she also attended Lockyear Business College and the University of Evansville. Read more here.
Chief Justice Loretta Rush will speak Aug. 26
Please join The Women's Equality Day Evansville committee and the University of Southern Indiana in welcoming Loretta Rush, the chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, as keynote speaker for the 2015 Women's Equality Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 26 from 11:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Old National Events Plaza (formerly known as The Centre). The featured organization is Ark Crisis Child Care Center. Doors open at 11:15 a.m. Please bring donations of diaper wipes, construction paper, washable paint, copy paper, tissue paper and toilet paper for Ark. See Abbey Doyle's story about Chief Justice Rush at Courierpress.com.
Loretta Rush is Indiana's 108th Chief Justice
Chief Justice LorettaRush was born in 1958 in Pennsylvania and moved frequently as a child before settling in Indiana in 1972. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and graduated cum laude from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. She now serves as a member of the law school's Board of Visitors.
As juvenile court judge in Tippecanoe County she assisted with the creation of the county's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. She also implemented a certified juvenile drug treatment court and initiated a twenty-four-hour assessment center for youth. During her tenure, she helped initiate, develop and sustain more than twenty-five youth programs. Prior to that she spent 15 years in general legal practice and eventually became a partner at a Lafayette firm.
Chief Justice Rush is a member of the Tippecanoe, Indiana, Indianapolis, Seventh Circuit and American Bar Associations; and Indiana and National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Chief Justice Rush was selected as one of Indianapolis Business Journal's 2013 "Women of Influence." In 2003, she was honored to receive the Kinsey Award for Juvenile Judge of the Year and was presented with the Fiscal Responsibility Award by the Tippecanoe County Council and Commissioners in 2001. Improving the Status of Children in Indiana and the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity. She serves as liaison to the Division of Supreme Court Administration, the Division of State Court Administration, the Indiana Judicial Center, and the Indiana Judges Association. As Chief Justice, Rush chairs the Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commission. She has represented Indiana multiple times at the National Judicial Leadership Summit on the Protection of Children.
Biography source: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/citc/3582.htm
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