Lisette Coly Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

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Ms. Coly is the President of the Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., a non-profit foundation that provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena.

    NEW YORK, NY, April 27, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Lisette Coly with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Coly 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.

President of the Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., since 2012, a non-profit foundation that provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena, Ms. Coly was also the former vice president for 34 years. The granddaughter of the foundation's founder, Eileen J. Garrett, and daughter of the organization's past president, the late Eileen Coly, Ms. Coly also spent 37 years as the associate editor of the organization's “Parapsychology Review” and “International Conference Proceedings” and formerly served three years as secretary when she first joined the non-profit organization in 1969.

Offering nearly 50 years of experience to date, Ms. Coly follows in the non-profit's mission to support scientific and academic research into psychic phenomena and to provide professional resources and information to the academic and lay communities since its inception in 1951. Committed by providing grants and publishing pamphlets, monographs and conference proceedings, as well as serving as the editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Parapsychology,” which was brought back into publication at the celebration of their 50th anniversary, Ms. Coly was also responsible for bringing back the quality paperback imprint, Helix Press. Hosting the Perspectives Lecture Series and conducting the outreach program, Ms. Coly maintains the Eileen J. Garrett Library, which boasts a collection of more than 12,000 volumes and 100 periodicals with an audiovisual collection on parapsychology and related topics.

Proud of the body of work in which she has been involved, Ms. Coly has edited several books and is currently working to compile her grandmother's unpublished writings for publication as well. She also aspires to soon launch her own website. Ms. Coly's grandmother, a practicing medium and psychic, sought to enlist scientists to study psychic functioning. Eventually earning the opportunity to team up with The Honorable Frances P. Bolton, a former U.S. Republican congresswoman from Ohio, they founded the organization and an annual international conference series so that disciplinarians from around the world could propose their ideas and apply them. The Parapsychology Foundation, Inc., continues to gain worldwide support for such research.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Hunter College in 1973, Ms. Coly has one son and one daughter. She has been cited in multiple editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. She enjoys reading, writing, swimming and traveling in her free time. For more information, please visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Lisette Coly has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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