Alumni Service Award

Judith Marshal Finkelstein, '68
2022 Heritage Honours Awards | Alumni Service Award Winner

This award recognizes those graduates who have shown long and continuous service to the University of Northern Iowa and to their communities.


Judy is a retired professor in UNI's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She began her career at UNI in 1968 when she joined the faculty as an instructor at Malcolm Price Laboratory School. In 1983, Judy received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and in 1984 began teaching curriculum and instruction courses in addition to her position at Price Lab. She left Price Lab in 1988 to become the interim director of the Regents' Center for Early Developmental Education, continuing to teach curriculum and instruction courses. After leaving the Regents' Center, she taught full-time in curriculum and instruction until her retirement in 2008.

Judy served on Ross A. Nielsen/Alumni & Friends Price Lab School board, Malcolm Price Lab School website and Price Lab picnic committees for several years and currently serves on the Regents' Center advisory board. Judy's generosity extends beyond her volunteer contributions; she has invested in multiple campus units and projects, including a gift to the Schindler Education Center renovation. She also supports Rod Library the Regents' Early Childhood Center, Sturgis Youth Theatre and others. Judy is a member of the UNI Presidents Club and LEgacy Society.

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Judith Marshal Finkelstein

Judith Marshall Finkelstein, '68