In 1993 Mary DeForest edited a festschrift, "Woman's Power, Man's Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity in Honor of Joy K. King."
BOULDER, CO, June 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joy King with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. King 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.
Dr. King began her career as an associate professor of classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1968 and continued in this position until 1991. During this time, she was chair of the classics department at the University of Colorado, Boulder from 1982 to 1986. Since 1991, she has been recognized as professor emerita at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
In addition to her career, Dr. King held the position of editor of Colorado Classics: A Newsletter, from 1979 to 1988. Dr. King has also been a contributor of scholarly articles on Latin poetry to classical journals, and in 2017 she was a contributor to Building Newsletters.
Prior to embarking on her career, Dr. King received her Bachelor of Arts in classical languages from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1947. Following this accomplishment, she earned her Master of Arts in Latin from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1952. She concluded her higher education in 1969 with a Doctor of Philosophy in classics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
From 1971-1985 Dr. King served as the Vice President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) for Colorado and at the same time served on the committee for the promotion of Latin. Later, in 1991-1992, she served as president of CAMWS. From 1983 to 1984, she was co-chair of the Women's Classical Caucus, and in 1990 she was on the committee for the status of women and minority groups for the American Philological Association. She held the position of board secretary for the Horizon West Homeowners Association from 2004-2010 and since 2017 has been a member of the board of directors. Dr. King is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the American Classical League and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. King was a Faculty Scholar at Knox College from 1946 to 1947. She was a recipient of the Student-Alumni Teaching Award from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1974. In 1991, she received a Service Award from the University of Colorado and an Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In 1993 Mary DeForest edited a festschrift, "Woman's Power, Man's Game: Essays on Classical Antiquity in Honor of Joy K. King." She was awarded the Knox College Scroll of Honor in 1997 and an Ovatio from the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in 2015. Dr. King has previously been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in the West.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. King 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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