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Vivian Smithers Porter-Hutto Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Porter-Hutto has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the medical industry

Vivian Smithers Porter-Hutto was in the first class of Leadership America in 1988 and was able to take a group to China in 1985; a trip she considers to be the highlight of her career.

    ORANGEBURG, SC, November 26, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Vivian Smithers Porter-Hutto with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Porter-Hutto 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.

From 1974 to 1992, Dr. Porter-Hutto was the director of neurodiagnostic services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL. Leading up to this position, she was the program director and financial aid administrator at the School of EEG Technologists. From 1969 to 1974, she was the EKG-EEG supervisor at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY. Her first professional post was as an EKG-EEG technologist at Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, VA from 1964 to 1969. Beyond these posts, she is a lecturer in the field.

Dr. Porter-Hutto's academic pursuits began at Empire State College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1972. She continued her studies at California Coast University where she obtained a Master of Business Administration in 1985 and ultimately received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1987. In addition, she is a registered electro-encephalographic technologist.

From there, Dr. Porter-Hutto went on to achieve many great things in her field. She was in the first class of Leadership America in 1988 and was able to take a group to China in 1985; a trip she considers to be the highlight of her career. Furthermore, she was the founder of the School of New Diagnostic Technology, for which she also served as program director and gained received accreditation for the school at a time when it was one of only 12 schools in the U.S. Furthermore, she was a four-time administrative director of the Neuroscience Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, FL from 1974 until her retirement in 1992, and was selected as one of 25 pioneers in the field of neurodiagnostic technology who will be added to the Smithsonian Institute's medical division.

Moreover, Dr. Porter-Hutto was invited by the People's Republic in China in 1985, has traveled to about 60 countries and has visited all but 6 states in America. After retiring from healthcare, she started her own foam insulation and roofing business in 2004 and holds a patent in the field.

Though Dr. Porter-Hutto is already an active member of the field, she dedicates time to her memberships in organizations such as the National Association for Female Executives where she was local director, and the Florida Society of EEG Technologists where she was president from 1977 to 1979. From 1978 to 1979, she was the president of the Southern Society of EEG Technologists, and, from 1980 to 1982, she was a trustee of the American Society of EEG Technologists.

Since 1953, Dr. Porter-Hutto is a lifetime member of Beta Sima Phi for which she served as president. Additionally, she was a member of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club and served on 13 different boards in Tampa, FL. Other organizations in which she holds memberships include the Prince of Orange chapter of the National Association of Daughters of the American Revolution and the Orange League of the Arts. She serves as a volunteer at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC. She received numerous ribbons for her artwork. Dr. Porter-Hutto has previously been featured in Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who of American Women.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Vivian Smithers Porter-Hutto has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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