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R. Tipton Biggs Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Biggs has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the academic industry

Mr. Biggs most recently served as a professor of English, literature and drama at Iowa Western Community College, and is a director and actor with the Omaha Community Playhouse.

    OMAHA, NE, March 05, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present R. Tipton Biggs with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Biggs celebrates many years of experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his 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.

With nearly 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Biggs most recently served as a professor of English, literature and drama at Iowa Western Community College from 1970 until his retirement in 2000, where he also served as head of the English department. Prior to obtaining these roles, he was a teacher and drama director at Omaha Adult Learning from 1966 to 1968 and at Omaha South High School from 1962 to 1970. Earlier in his career, he served as drama director and teacher at Memphis High School from 1961 to 1962.

Alongside his academic endeavors, Mr. Biggs was the director, actor and designer of Chanticleer, Inc., from 1968 to 1987, where he also sat on the board of directors and served as president of the board from 1973 to 1974. A director and actor of the Omaha Community Playhouse, he was also the producer and executive director of the Cabaret Theatre, a director and designer of the Norton Theatre and a freelance actor in numerous productions throughout Omaha, NE, between 1989 and 2011. He also adapted two plays from the short stories of American fiction author Lee Smith in 2015.

Mr. Biggs began his career as a student at Truman State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in education in 1961. He then joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning a Master of Arts in English in 1969. He is a lifetime member of the Theatre Arts Guild and the former president of the Metropolitan Actors Guild.

Throughout his career, Mr. Biggs has been recognized for his accomplishments. He received a Best Set Design Award for "The Grass Harp," a Theater Arts Guild Award, and an Outstanding Contribution to Theater Award. He was also named Drama Educator of the Year and has been the recipient of various local theatrical awards. Notably, he won Best Supporting Actor from a local community theater for his role in "Social Security." He has been featured in numerous honors publications, including the second and third editions of Who's Who in Entertainment.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, R. Tipton Biggs has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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