Sister Jean honored for ‘dedication to social justice’

Adrian Dominicans

Siena Heights University presented the St. Dominic Award Oct. 4 to Sister Jean Hughes, OP, in recognition of her “lifetime of dedication to social justice and serving the poor in our world.” Sister Jean taught for 15 years in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and served as principal of her Alma Mater, Aquinas High School in Chicago, during its final years before closing. She has also served as a community organizer at the Eighth Day Center for Justice in Chicago and, for the past 20 years, has ministered at St. Leonard’s Ministries, helping formerly incarcerated men and women to rebuild their lives. She is also the Justice Promoter for the Dominican Midwest Mission Chapter of the Adrian Dominicans. Read more