Meet Mom Judy!
Judy Nickelson, more commonly known around the house as Mom Judy, graduated from K-State in 1976 with a degree in Accounting. She's been familiar with 4-H all her life as she was a 10-year member of the Beattie (KS) Musketeers 4-H Club. In her career, she has served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, worked for two non-profits and also at Washburn University. She has a Masters in Christian Leadership from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky and certifications in Permaculture Design and Non-Profit Management. "A friend knew I was looking for a 'retirement' job and recommended that I apply for housemother of Clovia. It seemed like the perfect fit since I was a 4-Her, a K-State alum, and enjoy working with and mentoring young people." In addition to all the "daughters" she has gained at Clovia, Mom Judy has three sons, three daughters-in-law and eight wonderful grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, knitting and watching movies. Mom Judy says she is always up for good conversation over a cup of coffee.
The Alpha of Clovia Housemother resides in the Clovia residence while K-State is in session, so the women of Clovia never go without guidance during the school year. If you would like to contact her, you can call the house at 785-320-7970 or send her mail to the following address:
1200 Pioneer Lane
Manhattan, KS 66502