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Lynn Wurth

LYNN R. WURTH

Using her leadership, organizational and people skills, Lynn R. Wurth became involved in her profession through her faith; she prayed for guidance, and was led in the right direction. She began her professional life as the president of Newman Auto Glass in Phoenix in 1958, remaining in this position for 18 years before becoming the Phoenix branch manager of National Auto Glass from 1976 to 1978. She then served the Data Corporation as an account representative from 1978 to 1981 and Computer Graphics as an account/sales representative from 1981 to 1985. Most recently, Ms. Wurth was the advertising and business manager for The Catholic Sun from 1985 to 2004. Prior to the start of her career, Ms. Wurth pursued a

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Felicia Muftic

FELICIA BOILLOT MUFTIC

Adroit in the areas of consumer and community relations, Felicia Boillot Muftic began writing as early as the age of four, but began in the public relations field around 1960 working in New York. When she moved to Denver, although she had already been involved in political affairs, her political involvement became even stronger. Ms. Muftic serves as a partner at Melem USA Import Distribution since 2004 and a political columnist at SkyHi Daily News since 2007. She began her career as the executive director of the Metro District Attorney’s Consumer Office in Denver in 1973, remaining in this position for six years before hosting her own talk show on KNUS in Denver from 1981 to 1983. She then was

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Lally Weymouth

LALLY GRAHAM WEYMOUTH

Currently a senior associate editor of The Washington Post, Lally Weymouth is a well-known American journalist who has conducted high-level one-on-one interviews with foreign heads of state for over 20 years. She started out at The Boston Globe as a reporter, soon becoming a freelance writer for various magazines and ultimately, a contributing editor for New York Magazine from 1977 to 1983. From there, she became a contributing editor of The Los Angeles Times where she began to interview foreign heads of state. After that, she joined The Washington Post. In 2001, she became the special diplomatic correspondent for Newsweek Magazine. Among Ms. Weymouth’s most famous interviews are her interview with Saddam Hussein in 1984, which was the first interview

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NAOMI FARRELL

Distributing her skills among many fields, Naomi Farrell, RN, became involved in her profession because of her father, the Rev. Louis Farrell, who was very scholarly and inspired her a lot. He used to write poetry, and it was the background of her father who made her love learning and stay curious. Currently, she has served as a Middle East correspondent for the UN Observer and International Report since 1993 and a feature writer for the Jerusalem Post since 1995. Ms. Farrell began her career as a TV performer in Canada from 1959 to 1963 before becoming an administrator with Health Insurance Plan in New York for one year. She then served as a nurse and researcher at Cornell Medical

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MARVINE H. HOWE

Born in Shanghai, Marvine H. Howe had desired to return to her home country from a young age. Having traveled between the United States and Europe since the age of six, she ultimately realized she could return to China through a career in journalism. A freelance writer since 1995, she began her professional career as a news broadcaster at Radio Maroc in Rabat, Morocco, in 1951, remaining in this position for four years while also contributing to the British Broadcasting Corp. between 1952 and 1955. Ms. Howe then served as a part-time reporter for Time-Life and The New York Times between 1956 and 1971, reporting from Algiers, Algeria; Rabat, Morocco; and Lisbon, Portugal. During this time, she contributed to McGraw-Hill

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CAROL BENNETT

Motivated her desire to find an interesting and meaningful career, Carol Bennett pursued a combination of library science, journalism, and acting over the years. She started out at the reference department at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University, where she met someone who had worked with the U.S. Army Libraries. Ms. Bennet applied at their recommendation because the prospect of seeing the world enticed her. She subsequently traveled to Germany with the organization and became responsible for several international military libraries. Upon her return to the U.S. two years later, she used her experience to serve local libraries like the Princeton Public Library. Ms. Bennett also began taking classes at the University of Maryland around that time. She became

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EDITH LEDERER

Passionate and hardworking, Edith Lederer fell in love with journalism in high school. She was the news editor of her high school paper, and she realized that reporting would allow her to explore her many interests. Ms. Lederer had always been a good student, but she hadn’t found her niche until that moment. She liked having the opportunity to research issues she cared about and share her findings with others. Ms. Lederer pursued this path, and ended up earning a Bachelor of Science with distinction from Cornell University in 1963 and a Master of Arts from Stanford University in 1964. That same year, she obtained her first position in the field with the Scientific Service in Washington, DC, and the

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