From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Patricia Barnes Walker also distinguished herself as the president of the Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, which is now in its 56th season.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA, January 24, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Patricia Barnes Walker, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Walker 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.
Now retired from a successful career in education after 20 years, Dr. Walker was a teacher, assistant principal and principal for the Virginia public school system and a state supervisor for the Virginia Department of Education in Richmond between 1967 and 1987. She subsequently held adjunct faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her tenure as an instructor, Dr. Walker also excelled as a consultant and trainer for Allied Corporation in Petersburg, and for the Virginia Department of General Services in Richmond.
Following her departure from education, Dr. Walker and her husband owned their own business, the Aquarian Bookshop, between 1997 and 2004. Following this period, she became involved with the theater in 2007 as an actress, director, producer and playwright. Dr. Walker has since written seven one-act plays, two one-act musicals and three full length plays.
From 2010 to 2019, Dr. Walker served as the executive producer of The Bifocals Theatre Project in Richmond, which is an extension of Chamberlayne Actors Theatre. The only theatre company by seniors, for seniors, Bifocals presents four touring events per season, visiting senior living facilities around the Richmond area, as well as presenting two performances of each event on the Chamberlayne Actors Theatre stage. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Walker also distinguished herself as the president of the Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, which is now in its 56th season.
Acquiring a Bachelor of Science in elementary education at Salisbury State College in 1967, Dr. Walker later received a Master of Education in reading at the University of Montana in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy in urban services at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1985. She is a certified teacher and is certified in administration in the state of Virginia. A member of the National Association of Female Executives, Dr. Walker is also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and the Phi Delta Kappa. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been included in the 15th edition of Who's Who of American Women and the first edition of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
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