Title: Music Educator
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
Nancy Latham Cornish, Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.
Ms. Cornish has been a musician, keyboard player, and ordained minister for the Community of Christ in Warwick, Rhode Island since 2012, was the director of the Cranberry Coast Concert Chorale, Onset, Massachusetts, 2013-16. Ms. Cornish was music instructor at Laramie County Community College in Wyoming and Neosho County Community College and Allen County Community College in Kansas. Ms. Cornish was also music instructor in high school and private settings, and was music director for a number of churches across the country. She is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.
Born to Arthur Jeremiah Latham, Jr. and Doris Salisbury Latham in Providence, Rhode Island, Ms. Cornish attended the University of Kansas and earned an MME in 1975. She first taught music at Leavenworth West Junior High in 1970, then at Chanute High School and Royster Middle School in Chanute, Kansas. Ms. Cornish was music instructor at Allen County Community College, 1980-86, and Neosho County Community College from 1990-2000. She was the director of the St. Cecilia Choir of Chanute, Kansas, from 1975 to 1990. From 1981-1990, Ms. Cornish also worked in her family business, Cornish Wireline Services, Inc., implementing integrated accounting systems. From 2000-2003, Ms. Cornish did course work and doctoral recitals at the University of Kansas, teaching as a Graduate Assistant. In 2003, Ms. Cornish took a position with the Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and taught there from 2003-12. She is currently Treasurer for the Onset Board of Trustees in Onset, Massachusetts, after moving to Rhode Island in 2012.
In her civic community, Ms. Cornish served as secretary of the Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation of Cheyenne, Wyoming from 2003 to 2005, and is a former president of the Neosho Valley Arts Council of Chanute, Kansas. She was vice president of higher education for the Wyoming Music Educators Association, and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference. Ms. Cornish is the proud mother of Stephen James Cornish and Christopher Samuel Cornish. In her free time, she enjoys sailing and skiing.
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