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Madonna Moore Yates

Madonna Moore Yates, American journalist, columnist. Registered Nurse, Indiana, Jamaica. Recipient award in religion Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, 1985, Humanitarian award National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1990, Lifetime Achievement award Optimist Club, 1991; named One of 75 Outstanding Women, Girl Scouts United States of America, 1987.


  • Yates, Madonna Moore was born on April 27, 1938 in Oklahoma City. Daughter of Chester K. and Grace H. (Andrews) Moore.

  • Education

    • Certified in nursing, University Oklahoma, 1959. Bachelor of Science, St. Mary-of-Woods (Indiana) College, 1978.


    • Missionary nurse Christian Missionary Fellowship, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1963-1965, Kano (Nigeria) Eye Hospital, from 1966. Weekly religion columnist Terre Haute (Indiana) Tribune-Star, 1984-1991. Medical Group Missions correspondent Christian Medical & Dental Society, Richardson, Texas, 1988-1995.

      Resource development director Medical Ministry International, 1995-1998, public relations director, since 1998.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Indiana, Jamaica.


    • Author: Million-Dollar Vacations, l984. Contributor numerous articles to religious publications.


    Member ecumenical affairs committee Greater Terre Haute Church Federation, 1978-1988. Docent Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, 1978-1983. Member board advisors Habit for Humanity International, since 1978.

    Member chapel choir Presbyterian Church. Member Religion Newswriter's Association.


    • Married Donald L. Yates, June 8, 1956 (deceased December 1991). Children: David Carlyle, Donita Ruth Yates Fox.
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    Born April 27, 1938
    • 1959
      University Oklahoma
    • 1978
      St. Mary-of-Woods (Indiana) College
    • 1963 - 1965
      Missionary nurse Christian Missionary Fellow, ship
      Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ethiopia
    • 1984 - 1991
      weekly religion columnist Terre Haute (Indiana) Tribune-Star
    • 1988 - 1995
      Medical Group Missions correspondent Christian Medical & Dental Society
      Richardson, Texas, United States