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January 12, 2020 at 11:23 am

Alumni News | Lois Whealey Recognized for Excellence in Activism

Lois Deimel Whealey, portrait, noting her as a citizen activist in Athens, Ohio.

Lois Deimel Whealey

Ohio University alumna Lois Deimel Whealey was recognized for excellence in activism in a Marquis Who’s Who news release.

Whealey earned an M.A. in Government in 1975 and a Master of Social Sciences in 2007 from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO.

ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lois Deimel Whealey is a distinguished biographee of Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are chosen from among a pool of the most prominent professionals and 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.

An accomplished citizen activist in Athens, Ohio, Ms. Whealey previously excelled as a teacher for nearly 10 years. She began her career as a fifth grade teacher at the Swayne School, now the Owyhee Combined School, in Owyhee, Nevada, from 1952 to 1953 before going on to teach seventh grade with the Fort Knox Dependent Schools in Kentucky from 1955 to 1956. She went on to serve as a teacher of adult basic education for the United States Air Force in Oxford, England, from 1956 to 1957, a sixth grade teacher for the Amerman Elementary School in Northville, Michigan, from 1957 to 1958 and an eighth grade teacher of English and social studies for Slauson Middle School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from 1958 to 1959.

A part-time instructor at Ohio University from 1966 to 1968, Ms. Whealey was active as an administrative assistant for a Humanities Conference in Athens from 1974 to 1976. During this time, she was also a part-time instructor at Ohio University in 1975. Returning to the role of administrative assistant for the Humanities Conference in 1983, she was later involved with Rural Action as an AmeriCorps VISTA from 1996 to 1998. Furthermore, she has been a contributor of articles to professional journals.

Having been active with a number of civic and charitable organizations over the course of her career, Ms. Whealey has contributed to such organizations as the National Volunteer Caregiving Network, Organize! Ohio, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and the Ohio Alliance for the Environment, among many others. Active with Ohio Women, Inc., for many years, she has been on the board of directors since 1995 and has served as secretary since 1997. Since 2006, she has also been involved with the Athens Community Television, Inc. To remain abreast of developments in her field, she has maintained involvement with the American Association of University Women, the League of Women Voters of Athens County, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Lambda Theta and Democracy Over Corporations.

Read the entire news release.

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