TUCSON, AZ, October 06, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Kathy S. Thompson with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mrs. Thompson, a widow, 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.
Supported by decades of professional experience, Kathy S. Thompson has been a Marriage, Family and Child Counselor since 1982. Prior to this appointment, she worked as an editor and a proof reader, from 1978 to 1981. Mrs. Thompson began her career as a teacher in Colorado, from 1971 to 1978 and in California in 1972, and was a substitute teacher off and on after 1978.
Before embarking upon her professional path, Mrs. Thompson completed coursework at Colorado Women's College in 1964. Subsequently, she continued her academic efforts at the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education in 1968. Following these accomplishments, she earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Education at the University of Denver in 1976. Moreover, she has been a licensed Marriage and Family Counselor in three states. She obtained a teaching credential from the University of Colorado in 1971.
Mrs. Thompson was in a car accident in 1996, which caused her to be more sedentary and to turn to writing. She still has some related medical problems, even after surgery. Had there been no accident, there would have been no books, short works, and poems. Mrs. Thompson has found success with her written works as well, authoring numerous books, collections of poems and short stories, including "Going through Life Poems and Short Works," "Straggler Poems and Short Works," and "Isolates Poems & Short Works." All told, she has written eight poems and short works books.
Additionally, she penned educational books such as "The Case Study," "Crime and Rehabilitation and The Gap Theory for Mental Assessment and Treatment," "Counseling Helps," "Sex Trends in Society," "The Equal Personage of the Child," "Writers and Writing," "Funeral Planning, Memorial Services and Coping with Death" and "Diary of a Drug Addict." Likewise, she wrote four books for young readers, including "Charlie and Mom Cat" and "The Cygnet and Madame Spider." Other of her books are "Brown Flowers in Gloucester," "Creeping Greed," "Letters to England," "Shingles are Awful," "The Surgery Experience," "Living and Travelling in the South-West," "Global Warming Causes, Solutions and Theories," "Stonehenge and Other Stone-Placement Sites," "Crime, Crime Awareness and Crime Prevention," "A Journey through the Triangle of Canada, Britain, and America," and "Outdoor Perils of Cats."
Passionate about gardening, landscaping, and animal rights, Mrs. Thompson has written two related books on the subjects: "Landscaping A Small Lot" and "I Care for My Cats (and Other Animals)." A prolific author, she is working on a book, "A Driven Life," about her productive father, Stephen W. Shambaugh, who worked as an executive of an oil company, as a high-ranking military leader and as an attorney. Very early writings were "An American Girl in Canada" in 2002, "A Life Filled with Poetry" in 2004 and "Gina's Rehabilitation" in 2006. Mrs. Thompson, a widow, had been raised in Canada as a child and teenager.
In light of her many accomplishments, Mrs. Thompson has received a number of recognitions throughout her career. Noted as an International Poet of Merit by the International Society of Poets in both 2000 and 2007, she was named as one of the Best Poets by the International Library of Poetry in 2001 and 2005. Likewise, she was selected for inclusion in a number of editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of American Women. Beyond her continued work in the counseling and writing fields, Mrs. Thompson maintains her affiliation with Delta Delta Delta and a number of poetry groups. She was designated International Day Queen at Colorado School of Mines, and Regis College Princess during 1964, and she has done volunteer work for cancer fund drives.
Mrs. Thompson was motivated by a number of mentors throughout the years, including Dr. Doris Shwalbe, an English instructor at the University of Colorado, Dr. Don Gallo, a Department of Education professor at the University of Colorado, Dr. Harold Kane, an English professor of Language History at the University of Colorado, Dr. Harry Moore, the department head of the Counseling Department at the University of Denver, Jeanne Webb, an English instructor of grammar at the University of Colorado, and Dr. Elihu Pearlman, an English professor at the University of Colorado. Born in Bakersfield, California, in 1945, she is the mother of Stephen and Charles. Looking toward the future, she hopes to establish a national art, doll, and toy museum for families and children, because of her interests in families and children around the world. Mrs. Thompson has been working toward this goal for years, collecting items from all over the world and is hoping to find eventual business partners.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Kathleen Thompson 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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