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Judith L. Manley

Title: Program Coordinator (Retired)
Company: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Judith L. Manley, Retired Program Coordinator at The Ohio State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education.

Ms. Manley dedicated four decades, beginning in 1974, to her work at The Ohio State University as a program coordinator, advisor, counselor, and teacher of Spanish and Portuguese before retiring in 2014. Her first position after graduation from college was as a copywriter for a local advertising agency in Columbus between 1970 and 1974. Her greatest accomplishment was seeing her students succeed and make careers for themselves and knowing she was a part of their journey.

Citing her parents’ support as the key to her success, Ms. Manley obtained a bachelor’s degree in business from The Ohio State University in 1970. In 1986, she graduated from Xavier University with a Master of Education. One highlight from her prestigious career includes participating in short-term study abroad courses in South America and Spain, allowing her to perfect her Spanish language skills.

Ms. Manley has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades professionally and personally throughout her career. Most recently, she was acknowledged with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who in 2019. Prior accomplishments include the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, the President’s Voluntary Service Award for 40 Years of Service in 2014, the President’s Volunteer Service Award recipient between 2003 and 2013, the Virginia Denman Volunteer Awardin 2004, and was named Volunteer of the Month by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in 2002.

In addition to her career successes, Ms. Manley is proud of her accomplishments away from work. She is a favorite in the local community theatre, having won acting and set design awards throughout her tenure with the theatre. She also enjoys music, photography, and writing and is currently participating in a painting class. Her greatest piece of advice to the younger generations is to never stop moving forward. Keep moving and participate in activities that bring you joy.

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