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99 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION DR. JOYCE CAROL NORENE ADJUNCT PROFESSOR Wayland Baptist University San Antonio, TX Antonio, Texas, since 2009 and at the Baptist University of the Americas since 2020. Serving in dual roles while teaching at Wayland, Dr. Norene also served as an adjunct professor at Northwest Vista Community College from 2009 to 2014. During her career, she has taught various courses in English, American literature and education, including a course in research writing methods. Prior to her current appointments, Dr. Norene was a high school English instructor for several institutions, such as Etowah High School, Oconee County High School and Shiloh High School, from 1985 to 2008. Her initial teaching assignments in Tennessee included Whites Creek High School, Hume-Fogg Academic High School and Glencliff High School. Outside of her primary endeavors, she is a member of the Singing Women of Texas, a Christian choir of members who are devoted to ministry and music. Before embarking on her career, Dr. Norene pursued a formal education at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1967. As her career progressed, she received a Master of Arts in English education from the University of Georgia in 1994. In 2004, she obtained an EdD in educational leadership. She is certified in qualitative research and was notably listed among Who’s Who of American High School Teachers for more than 20 years. Dr. Norene attributes her success to her faith in God. She notes that God has provided her with a sound mind and the ability to leverage her intelligence and education to serve others. Although her career has been filled with highlights, she is especially proud of touching the lives of her students and their families. Looking toward the future, Dr. Norene intends to become a motivational speaker and advocate of public school education. She is also in the process of writing a book. Harboring a lifelong interest in education and backed by a familial heritage in academia, Dr. Joyce Carol Norene is a distinguished educator of English with more than five decades of expertise to her credit. She has excelled as an adjunct professor at Wayland Baptist University in San