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Joyce Wellborn Cox

Joyce_CoxOccupation: Secondary School Educator (Retired)
Born: Crossnore, North Carolina, April 16, 1933

Education:
MA, Appalachian State University (1957)
BA, Emory & Henry College (1954)

Certification:
Certified Teacher, State of Missouri

Career:
Operations Manager, Heartland Community Credit Union (2000-2007)
Accountant Specialist, Heartland Community Credit Union (1994-2000)
English Teacher, Northwest University, Xian, China (1995-1996)
Social Studies Teacher, Center High School, Kansas City, MO (1992-1994)
Adjunct Faculty Member, Avila University, Kansas City, MO (1989-1993)
English Teacher, Fulbright Commission, Nove Mesto nad Vahom, Czech Republic (1991-1992)
Social Studies Teacher, Center High School, Kansas City, MO (1962-1991)
Social Studies Teacher, White Station High School, Memphis, TN (1958-1962)
Sixth Grade Teacher, Edison Park, Fort Myers, FL (1957-1958)
Seventh Grade Teacher, Harris Middle School, Spruce Pine, NC (1955-1957)
Seventh Grade Teacher, Nebo Elementary School, Nebo, NC (1954-1955)

Career Related:
Director, Center School District Museum (2010-2013); Member, Advisory Board Committee for Citizenship Education, Missouri Bar Association (1989-2003); Member, Board of Directors, South Kansas City Youth Court (1989-1995); Member, Political Science Club, Center High School (1976-1995); Member, Advisory Board, Cray Center for Economic Education, Kansas City, MO (1986-1993); Student Government Associate, Center High School (1985-1986); Member, Leadership Conference, Center High School (1976-1985); Member, Y-Teens, Kansas City, MO (1962-1968); Member, Y-Teens, Memphis, TN (1958-1959); Sponsor, Brownie Scouts, Spruce Pine, NC (1955-1957); Editor, Graduate School News, Appalachian State University (1956); Co-President, Christian Student Movement, Emory & Henry College (1953-1954)

Awards:
Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017); Honoree, Distinguished Humanitarian (2017); Recipient, Peace Builder Award, Global and Multicultural Education (2011); Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, Kansas City Sister Cities Association (2006); Recipient, Leadership Award, USCPFA (2005); Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, YMCA of Greater Kansas City (1989); Honoree, Teacher of the Year, Missouri Council for the Social Studies (1988); Recipient, Achievement in Education Award, Optimist International (1988); Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, Center School District, PTA (1984); Recipient, Academy Leadership Award, International Relations Council (1984)

Civic:
Chairperson, Community Benefit, Aldersgate Retirement Community (2016-Present); Advisory Board Member, Kansas City Sister Cities Association (2006-2014); Member, International Relations Council (1975-2014); Vice President, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (2008-2013); Vice President, The Society for Friendship with China (2006-2013); Member, Board of Directors, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (1986-2013); Member, Kansas City International Commission (1998-2009); Secretary, Kansas City-Xian Sister Cities Committee (1996-2009); President, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (2006-2008); Chair Member, The Society For Friendship With China, Inc. (2003-2006); Education Chairman, Kansas City Sister Cities Association (1996-2006); President, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (1999-2001); Awards Chairman, Missouri Youth in Government, Jefferson City, MO (1979-1995); Legislative Director, Missouri Youth in Government, Jefferson City, MO (1978-1995); Member, State Committee, Missouri Youth in Government, Jefferson City, MO (1976-1995); Leader, People to People International, Youth Summit (1994); Leader, People to People International, Youth Summit (1993); Vice President, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (1987-1992); Delegate, Missouri State Nominating Convention, Saint Louis, MO (1988); Treasurer, Red Bridge Lioness Club, Kansas City, MO (1986-1987)

Memberships:
Representative, SPARK, Aldersgate Residents’ Council (2014-Present); Diplomat, Optimist Club (1983-Present); Associate, Missouri National Education Association (1974-Present); Aldergate WNW President, SPARK, Aldersgate Residents’ Council (2015); Delegate, International Conference, USCPFA (2014); Union Station Volunteer, Women Vision International (2008-2013); Great Decisions Coordinator, Speakers Bureau (2004-2013); President, USCPFA (1996-2013); Member, Education Committee, Speakers Bureau (1992-2013); Member, Global and Multicultural Education Board of Directors, Optimist International (1988-2013); Midwest Region President, USCPFA (2006-2012); National Convent Chairman, USCPFA (2011); Delegate, International Conference, USCPFA (2010); Vice President, Optimist Club (2000-2009); Delegate, International Conference, USCPFA (2008); Program Chairman, USCPFA (2000-2006); Member, Board of Directors, Midwest Region, USCPFA (1998-2006); Youth Mentor, Speakers Bureau (2003-2005); Convention Chairman, USCPFA (2004); Delegate, International Conference, USCPFA (2004); Member, Program Committee, Women Vision International (1997-2001); Treasurer, Zonta International (1996-2000); Treasurer, Optimist Club (1999); Vice President, Optimist Club (1996-1997); Monnett Fund Secretary, Civil War Roundtable (1988-1997); Vice President, Optimist Club (1994-1995); Member, Board of Directors, Optimist Club (1990-1995); President, Missouri Council for Social Studies (1990); Vice President, USCPFA (1989); Member, Board of Directors, Civil War Roundtable (1989); Member, Board of Directors, United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City (1988-1995); President, Greater Kansas City Council for Social Studies (1988-1990); Youth Club Sponsor, Optimist International (1983-1995); Center Education Associate, Missouri NEA (1962-1994); Treasurer, Missouri NEA (1976); Member, International Relations Organization; Member, Westport Historical Society; Member, People to People International; Member, Greater Kansas City People to People; Member, The Native Sons and Daughters of Greater Kansas City; Member, Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation

Hobbies and Special Interests:
Travel; Photography; Genealogy

Family:
Daughter of Joseph Marion and Flossie Rebecca (Howard) Wellborn.

Biography Source(s):
Who’s Who in America – 2019, 72nd Edition (pub. 2019)
Who’s Who in America – 2018, 71st Edition (pub. 2018)
Who’s Who in America – 2016, 70th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in America – 2015, 69th Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in America – 2014, 68th Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in America – 2013, 67th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in America – 2012, 66th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in America – 2011, 65th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2007-2008, 8th Edition (pub. 2007)
Who’s Who in American Education – 2006-2007, 7th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in American Education – 1994-1995, 4th Edition (pub. 1993)
Who’s Who in the World – 2016, 33rd Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in the World – 2015, 32nd Edition (pub. 2014)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)
Who’s Who in the World – 2013, 30th Edition (pub. 2012)
Who’s Who in the World – 2012, 29th Edition (pub. 2011)
Who’s Who in the World – 2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2010-2011, 28th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2008-2009, 27th Edition (pub. 2008)
Who’s Who of American Women – 2006-2007, 25th Edition (pub. 2005)

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