SANTA BARBARA, CA, June 28, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Judith Cole Schrim Mack with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mrs. Mack celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. 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.
As Mrs. Mack studied Latin, French and informally Greek and Russian at Margaret Hall School, the University of Kentucky allowed her to major in Russian by attending the immersion Russian Summer School program at the Middlebury Russian School for two summers. She graduated in 1960 from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Distinction.
Awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Mrs. Mack entered Radcliffe Graduate School in the two-year Soviet Area Studies Program. She received a National Defense Fellowship to complete her degree and thesis, "Disarmament and Soviet Foreign Policy," and graduated in 1962 with a Master of Arts Degree in Soviet Area Studies.
After teaching Russian at The Sayre School in Lexington, KY, at Emory University and at Kent State University, Mrs. Mack returned to graduate school to study International Relations at The University of California, Los Angeles. In 1968 Mrs. Mack married Thomas Harry Mack at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, KY and they subsequently moved to Washington, D.C. where their first child was born.
In January, 1971 Mr. Mack entered Harvard Business School. While living in Belmont, MA, Mrs. Mack became project manager for an environmental studies booklet for the Junior League in Boston. After Mr. Mack's graduation as a Baker Scholar, the family moved to New Jersey where their daughter was subsequently born. While the children were young, Mrs. Mack engaged in a number of volunteer activities.
In 1973, Mrs. Mack began her career as an advocate assessing child abuse for the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills for the Junior League of America. In 1977 Mrs. Mack became Chair of the Child Abuse Committee for her League and in 1978 was appointed to the State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC) which lobbies and acts on behalf of children.
From 1979 to 1981 she served as the Area 1 representative to the National Junior League's State Public Affairs Committee and Chair of the Area 1 Regional Conference of SPACs.
From 1976 to 1990 Mrs. Mack was appointed to the Advisory Board of Eastlea, a group home in East Orange, NJ, under the Children's Aid and Adoption Society of New Jersey (CAAS).
In 1979, Mrs. Mack was appointed to the Board of Trustees of CAAS. From 1985 -1990 she was the Executive Vice-President.
From 1977 to 2002 Mrs. Mack served on the Board of Trustees of Advocates for Children of New Jersey (formerly the Association for Children of New Jersey). From 1983 to 1988 she was Vice-President, Chairman of the Program Committee where she approved all Association programs: research projects, monitoring activities, lobbying, and forums. She remained active on the Board until she moved to California in 2003.
In 1982 Mrs. Mack was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) by Democrat Governor Brendan Byrne and approved by incoming Republican Governor Thomas Kean. From 1983 to 1987 she was Vice Chairman of the Board. From 1985 to 1987 she was Chairman of the Scholarship Committee. From 1983 to 1987 she was a member of the Grants Review Committee which reviewed grant applications to the federal government, foundations, etc. She ended her Board membership to return to graduate school at Columbia University.
From 1976 to 1982 Mrs. Mack was a founding member of the Newark Emergency Services for Families, which helped families who could not meet rent, heat or other needs on a temporary basis.
From 1978 to 1986, Mrs. Mack, a Founding Board Member, served on the Board of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse. The organization, founded by Publisher I.F. Stone was launched in every state with a gift of $33,000 to search for solutions.
From 1977 to 1980 Mrs. Mack served on the Board of the New Jersey Parenting Council, composed of the March of Dimes, the NJ PTA Association, NJ SPAC, and Family Life Program of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1978 Mrs. Mack, as Co-Chairman of the Program Committee, created a conference which was a replica of the HEW Parenting Awareness Conference attended by 250 educators and professionals throughout the state. A second "mini-conference" was held at the NJ Educational Convention for the benefit of public school teachers.
Between 1982 and 1985 Mrs. Mack was honored with the following awards: The Grace Boskey Award from the Association for Children of New Jersey for volunteer commitment and activities on behalf of children (1981); An award from the New Jersey Chapter of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse for outstanding volunteer service on behalf of children; and the Phoebe and Benjamin Shackleford Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Community Service Council of the Oranges and Maplewood.
When her daughter was in seventh grade, Mrs. Mack returned to graduate school at Columbia University studying for a Doctor of Philosophy in American Government and Politics. She received the Master of Philosophy in 1989 With Distinction.
From 1988 to 1990 Mrs. Mack was an Instructor at Hunter College teaching: Introduction to American Government and Politics, The American Presidency, and Constitutional Law.
In 1991 Mrs. Mack taught The American Congress; in 1992 she taught American Urban Politics at Barnard College of Columbia University.
From 1992 to 1994 Mrs. Mack taught Law and Politics, Law and Society, and Courts and Public Politics at Douglas College of Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Illness required Mrs. Mack to retire from professional teaching but she continued her volunteer service as able.
In 1993, Mrs. Mack was accepted into membership of The National Society of Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) in New Jersey. Mrs. Mack served as Treasurer for six years and was subsequently appointed to be the New Jersey Representative on the Board of Dumbarton House, The Museum House and National Headquarters of the NSCDA where she served for 12 years, eleven of which she was Chairman of the Education Committee. She also served on the Long-Range Planning Committee.
From 1996 to 1999 Mrs. Mack was Chairman of the Republican Municipal Committee of Millburn-Short Hills in Essex County Committee. She was also elected to membership on the Republican County Committee, gaining her the title "The Honorable".
She and her husband moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 2003 where she is closer to her son and his family with her three grandchildren. Her daughter continues to work in New York City as Executive Director Risk - Corporate Client Solutions at UBS Investment Bank. In Santa Barbara, Mrs. Mack continued to be engaged in volunteer service.
Mrs. Mack continued to be active with the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in California. She was appointed to the California State Board for a two-year term. She subsequently became the Vice-Chair and then the Chair of the Pasadena, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara Town Committee, serving two years. Currently, she is the Corresponding Secretary for her Town Committee and is in charge of maintaining her Town Committee's website on the California website.
In 2018, Mrs. Mack was elected to the Roll of Honor of The National Society of Colonial Dames in America.
As a member of All Saints By the Sea Episcopal Church, Mrs. Mack served in the altar guild, founded a program "Wise Women" for all who wished to engage in discussions involving religious/moral issues.
Mrs. Mack also became part of Vistas for Life Long Learning, an organization begun at Dartmouth College. She served on the Board of Trustees as Treasurer, Program Chairman, and has taken part as a presenter of programs such as Presidential Elections, Congressional Elections, and Re-examining the Viet Nam War.
In 2004 Mrs. Mack was invited to membership in the Women's Auxiliary Board of the Music Academy of the West, where she served on the Board for six years. She was vice-president of programming for the Board for two years, and later served on the Nominating Committee.
In 2006 Mrs. Mack joined the Braille Women's Auxiliary Board. She served as Corresponding Secretary, Vice-President, Membership for four years.
Mrs. Mack is a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Santa Barbara and a member of the Harvard Club of New York City. She and her husband are also members of The Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Santa Barbara, The Birnam Wood Golf Club, and The Short Hills Club in Short Hills NJ. They have been listed in the Southwest Blue Book, which has now become a part of The Social Register.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Judith Cole Schrim Mack 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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