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Nancy Jean Vyhmeister, EdD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Vyhmeister has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of religious studies education

    LOMA LINDA, CA, December 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nancy Jean Vyhmeister, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Vyhmeister 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.

Over the past six decades, Dr. Vyhmeister has become known for her endeavors in religious instruction and global ministry work. Teaching forthcoming pastors and professors in the field, her career began in Chile, and later continued in Argentina, where she spent a decade as an instructor at River Plate College in Villa Libertador, Entre Rios, between 1961 and 1971. She later found success in the U.S. at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, as an assistant, associate and full professor of world missions and as a seminary librarian, between 1975 and 2000. There was an intermission of six years when she and her husband, Werner Vyhmeister, worked in the Philippines, bringing to life the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies. While living in the Philippines, she taught courses at Adventist universities in India, Korea, Japan, and Indonesia. Her teaching in Latin America reached six Adventist universities. After her retirement, she assisted her husband in the development of the Adventist University of Africa, with its headquarters in Kenya and taught the first course in the original extension campuses, in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Kenya.

Dr. Vyhmeister's commitment to theological education has been vital to her success. Helping young men and women become successful pastors and teachers has been extremely rewarding. She reports that a great part of her success is due to the encouragement of her husband, Dr. Werner Vyhmeister (1931-2020), who was the leader of the institutions where she taught.

As an extension of her career, Dr. Vyhmeister has authored several books in both English and Spanish, including Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology and its Spanish version, Manual de Investigaci6n. The English version of this book is now in its fourth edition. While teaching at Andrews University, she served as editor of Andrews University Seminary Studies and Women in Ministry: Biblical and Historical Perspectives (1994)." During her career, Dr. Vyhmeister also assisted in the translation and editing of the Comentario biblico Adventista, between 1978 and 1996.

Highly educated, Dr. Vyhmeister first studied at Pacific Union College in California, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French in 1958. Continuing her studies at Andrews University, she received a Master of Arts in biblical studies in 1967 and, while teaching, a Doctor of Education in religious education in 1978. Dr. Vyhmeister's career has been supported through membership with the Society of Biblical Literature. Recognized for her indelible accomplishments, she was named as the Woman of the Year by the Association of Adventist Women in 2007.

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