Listee Features — August 24, 2017


Spanning nearly five decades, Frances J. Terry’s career as a professional nurse has been met with much acclaim. She broke down barriers and advanced her field, opening doors for all nurses in health settings such as hospitals, community health institutions, public schools, community mental health agencies, and advanced educational institutions. Ms. Terry is noted as the first African-American student to graduate from Seattle University’s nursing program, which she did with a Bachelor of Science in 1951, and as the second to graduate from any nursing school in the state. She eventually returned to school to earn a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Washington in 1981, furthering her academic accomplishments. She is also licensed as an advanced

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Backed by more than four decades of professional excellence, Jacqueline R. Livesay is known as an expert director of children’s music and organist. She is currently using her talents as the director of the Jackson Chorale Children’s Choir and as an adjunct music instructor at Spring Arbor University, where she’s been since 2008, and as the director of Orff music at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mich., where she’s been since 2005. Beginning in 2003, Ms. Livesay has continued to serve as the director of the children’s music ministries and the organist of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson, Mich., and as an adjunct music instructor at Albion College to this day. She loves all of her positions,

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Realizing the importance of education at a young age, Dawn L. Hyndman Miller has devoted her career to the mentoring of youth. She started out by earning a Bachelor of Science from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 1963, a Master of Science from the University of St. Francis in 1971, and a Master of Arts from Indiana University-Purdue University in 1994. Further, Ms. Miller holds a lifetime teaching license from the state of Indiana and certification as an organist through the diocese if Fort Wayne South Bend at the Notre Dame Preparatory Department. She is particularly proud of her academic achievements, as she is the first in her immediate family to get a degree at all, nonetheless graduate degrees and additional

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