Listee Features — October 2019

C.L. Wales


Starting off in architecture in the community development department, C.L. Wales was the total sum project manager on each project. She began her professional career in the 1980s when she worked for a city community development department in for the city of College Station, Texas. She was project manager to assist those in poverty to get indoor plumbing, hot/cold running water, wall heaters, patched holes in walls and floors, reframed walls and roofs, carpeting, vinyl floors, insulated, sheet rock and painted walls at no cost to the individual. Later on, Ms. Wales was the project design manager of Actus Lend Lease Development in Fort Hood, Texas, from 2002 to 2005, also serving the company’s Beaufort, South Carolina, branch as project

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Margot Swetman


A self-development and executive leadership life coach who helps those who are caregivers to children or elders take care of themselves, Margot M.J. Swetman came into her profession after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was no longer building dorms on the beach, so there was need for her position. She had to decide whether she wanted to continue with education or do something else, trying her hand and going the psychology route. A friends of hers at church told her about a case manager position being open, and she went for it. Ms. Swetman became a life coach after taking care of her father for several years, who had Parkinson’s disease. Her father was an

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Carolyn Miller


Experiencing her first surgery at 13 years old, Carolyn A. Miller got her first glimpse of nursing at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She began her professional career as a staff nurse at the hospital in 1959, remaining in this role for three years before instructing and supervising practical nursing at the university from 1962 to 1964. She then transferred to Cuttington University College in Suakoko, Liberia, where she instructed and supervised Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students from 1966 to 1969 and chaired the Division of Nursing from 1971 to 1976. Following this, Ms. Miller served the Frontier Nursing Service in Hyden, Kentucky, as coordinator of midwifery education from 1977 to 1979, and Phebe Hospital in

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Deborah Lockhart


A persistent problem solver, Deborah A. Lockhart’s day-to-day responsibilities as a computer programmer included taking someone’s idea of what they want it to do and making that happen. She got into the development and designing of the idea, deciding what it has to do and designing how they fit together. There are all sorts of jobs in that process, and Ms. Lockhart has done most of them except sales. She designs programs, tests it and gets it out there in the field. Ms. Lockhart began her professional career as a programmer aid at Ling Temco Vought in Grand Prairie, Texas, in 1966, remaining in this role for two years before becoming a programmer analyst at Trinity University in San Antonio

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Anne Lake Prescott


An expert on the literature of the English Renaissance, as well as the relation between England and France, Anne Lake Prescott, PhD, met with a famous British historian early in her career, who advised her to study the relationship between England and France during the Renaissance. She really liked that period, and saw a movie called “The Young Elizabeth.” She thought people looked great in the old clothing, so she wanted to learn more about the time. Dr. Prescott got involved partly because she was interested in questions such as “What did the English think of the French?” She was intrigued by the social and intellectual effects of thinking about what we now call “the other.” To the English, the

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Jeanne Plitt


Always having a strong love for reading, Jeanne Given Plitt is retired from her former position as director of the Alexandria Public Library in Virginia, which she maintained from 1970 to 1992. She previously served the library from reference librarian to assistant director between 1967 and 1970. She began her professional career as a library assistant in the Special Services Division of the U.S. Army in 1949, remaining in this role for two years before teaching at various secondary schools in Maryland and Virginia from 1951 to 1967. In addition to this tenure, Ms. Plitt chaired the librarian’s technical committee of the Council of Governments in Washington, DC, from 1971 to 1972 and from 1980 to 1981. Prior to the

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Martha Lepow


Dr. Martha Lipson Lepow began her educational journey with a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College in 1948. Inspired by her father Harry Aaron Lipson, a primary care doctor, she then continued her studies at Case Western Reserve University, graduating with an MD in 1952. Her pediatric residency was at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland from 1952 to 1953. While on medical leave, Dr. Lepow spent her time working on the Salk polio vaccine under the mentorship of Dr. Frederick C. Robbins before going onto her fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at Cleveland City Hospital in 1956. Dr. Lepow began her professional career in medicine and education as an assistant professor of pediatrics for Case Western Reserve University

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Lee Goscin


Supported by decades of practiced industry experience, Lee A. Pletts Goscin, MD, PhD, currently works as an endocrinologist in Largo, Florida. At the beginning of her career, she completed an internship for Mount Sinai Medical Center, a residency at the Natick Medical Center and a fellowship at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. Over the years, Dr. Goscin has found much success in education with the University of Miami, as well as in endocrinology through the Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists. Dr. Goscin is the first of three children born to very smart parents, and her son is fifth-generation medical doctor on her father’s side. Her father got in to medical school after World War II, but there was

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Having built a career spanning five decades, Beth Fouse, PhD, is currently the president of Ark-La-Tex Shredding Company, Inc., since 2000. Now retired from teaching, she previously spent almost a decade of her career at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she held the positions of an instructor from 1990 to 1991, assistant professor from 1991 to 1996, educational consultant from 1995 to 2007 and associate professor from 1990 to 1999. Prior to her association there, Dr. Fouse lent her skills to the Region VII Education Service Center in Kilgore, Texas, as a special education director from 1985 to 1991. She held the same title within the Paris Independent School District in Texas from 1977 to 1985. Dr. Fouse

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Vicki Edwards


An expert in reading and teacher education, Vicki A. Edwards, EdD, was influenced to into her field by her upbringing. She originally thought she would be a nurse, but realized very quickly that she could not follow that path when she fainted at the sight of blood. Thus, she became a language arts teacher within Arlington Public Schools in 1972, remaining in this position for four years before transferring to the Glendale Elementary School District from 1977 to 1980. She then served the Deer Valley School District in Phoenix as a reading specialist from 1980 to 2004, principal from 1980 to 2004 and director of assessment from 2004 to 2010. Currently, she serves Arizona State University as student-teacher supervisor. Prior

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