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Carol Soucek King, MFA, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. King has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of journalism

    PASADENA, CA, December 14, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Carol Soucek King, MFA, PhD, 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 is a renowned writer who has received much acclaim throughout her career. As a design journalist, she worked for the L.A. Herald Examiner as a staff writer and then editor of the lifestyle section between 1973 and 1978. She was later acquired by Designers West Magazine and Designers World Magazine, where she served as the editor-in-chief until 1993. During an earlier stage of her career, Dr. King served as a lecturer of contemporary theater at the University of Southern California (USC) and was a drama critic for the Santa Monica Evening Outlook.

Becoming an international award-winning author, Dr. King published her first book in 1993, titled "At Home & At Work: Architects' and Designers' Empowered Spaces." She has since contributed 12 more books on the subjects of design, architecture, home, furniture, gardens and positive uplifted thoughts. She published a successful five-book "Creative Touch" series between 1995 and 1997, as well as "Gardenscapes: Designs for Outdoor Living" in 1997 and "Unique Homes: Personalize Your Home Through Good Design" in 2006. Dr. King's most recent book, "Under the Bridges at Arroyo del Rey: The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life," serves as an inspirational text for those searching for a deeper and more meaningful life.

Dr. King's work today includes serving the Pasadena, California, area as the creator and overseer of the interdisciplinary forum, the Institute of Philosophy and the Arts in 1996. She also established The Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life through the Institute, which takes place every second Sunday of the month in her Pasadena home or on Zoom, as well as the Painting Society of Arroyo del Rey, where artists gather to paint in her inspirational, arroyo style backyard. Well-known for her community involvement, Dr. King is a member of the Pasadena Heritage, the Pasadena Museum of History, and the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Some of her other memberships include the Gamble House at USC, the Assistance League of Southern California, the Junior League, the Jonathan Club, Caltech Associates, and Nichi Bei Fujin Kai

Dr. King studied at USC where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts in English literature in 1966. She concurrently earned a Master of Fine Arts at Yale University, which she received in 1967. Returning to USC, she completed a Doctor of Philosophy in 1976. To support her professional endeavors, Dr. King has been aligned as a member of the Network of Executive Women in Hospitality. She is also a member of the women's fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta.

Celebrated for her success, Dr. King was the recipient of an Editorial Award from Dallas Market Center in 1983 and a Partners in Excellence Award by the Southern California region of the American Society of Interior Designers in 1987. She was named as the Woman of the Year by Network of Executive Women in Hospitality in 1989, and received a Press Award for her guidance of Designers World Magazine in 1993. Additionally, Dr. King was recognized for her contributions in fostering excellence in design education by the department of design at Arizona Design Institute at the Arizona State University, and with a Carol Soucek King Lectureship in Design, which was named in her honor by Woodbury University.

It is Dr. King's intent to preserve her home, Arroyo del Rey, built for her in 1979 by the esteemed architects Buff & Hensman, so it can continue to serve the community and education in perpetuity.

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