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  • Elizabeth Asche Douglas Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

     ROCHESTER, PA, February 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Elizabeth Asche Douglas with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Professor Emerita Douglas celebrates many years' experience as an exhibiting visual artist, musical performer, published writer, speaker and educator. Noted for the leadership, cultural achievements and credentials she has attained in several fields of endeavor, she is widely respected. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

    With 68 years of professional excellence, Ms. Douglas continues to perform, make art and direct the ongoing operation of the Douglas Art Gallery and studio, which she and her late husband, William R. Douglas, established adjacent to their home in 1975. She serves on the boards of directors of several community organizations, among which are the Merrick Art Gallery Associates, the Beaver Valley Musicians Union, The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, the Guild Council of the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts, the Midland Arts Council and Scholarship Chair of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. In high school she won Scholastic Awards in poetry, short story writing and visual art. She studied piano for 10 years, sang in youth choirs and was a Girl Scout through the senior level. 

    Professor Douglas's collegiate preparation began with an Andrew Carnegie Scholarship to study painting and design in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her Master of Arts in the History of Art and Architecture came from the University of Pittsburgh. After a year on a factory assembly line after college, Ms. Douglas began her teaching career as an art instructor at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. After that she held positions as assistant and associate professor at LeMoyne College, Memphis, TV, Philander Smith, Little Rock, AR and Texas College, Tyler, TX. The she left academia for the publishing world, becoming art director at nationally distributed SEPIA Magazine and special assistant to John Howard Griffin, whose investigative journalism led to the book, Black Like Me, that played a key role in the U.S. civil rights struggle. 

    In the early 1960s Professor Douglas returned to academia, accepting an appointment to the faculty of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA. She rose to a full professorship and was coordinator of the team-taught interdisciplinary humanities curriculum that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. Even though now retired, she continues to rerun each semester for guest lecture stints. 

    Over the years many organizations have utilized her talents in various capacities, and she has received many awards for professional excellence: Woman of Distinction in the Arts from the Western PA Girls Scouts; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream-Makers Award from the Baden Academy School; Lifetime Service Award, Rochester Chamber of Commerce. She has been included in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, in the East, and of American Women.

    In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Elizabeth Asche Douglas has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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