Mireya Pérez-Bustillo, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

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Dr. Pérez Bustillo has been recognized as an associate professor emeritus of the College of New Rochelle since 2008.

    NEW YORK, NY, April 27, 2018 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Mireya Pérez-Bustillo, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Pérez Bustillo celebrates many years of 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.

With more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Pérez Bustillo has been recognized as an associate professor emeritus of the College of New Rochelle since 2008. Prior to her retirement, she served as an associate professor with the school since 1974. In addition to her primary role, Dr. Pérez Bustillo has served as a writers resident with the Vermont Studio Center, an artist-in-residence with Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, and as a university associate with New York University.

Dr. Pérez Bustillo began her career as a student at Hunter College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in 1965. She went on to study at Yale University from 1965 to 1967, and she completed a Master of Arts with Boston University in 1970. She later joined Rutgers University, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in 1977. She is a member of Sigma Delta Pi and Phi Sigma Iota. Toward the end of her academic career, she joined the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary as a postgraduate student from 2004 to 2006, and was ordained as an interfaith minister and a marriage officiant in the state of New York in 2006, and she performs weddings in both English and Spanish.

A respected voice in her community, Dr. Pérez Bustillo is active in her community. A member of the Institute of Retired Professionals of the New School University since 2008, she has also served as an instructor of Latino values and health benefits with the Lutheran Medical Center. An accomplished writer, Dr. Pérez Bustillo has written and co-written numerous books, including “La Pícara y la Dama, Casos en la Comunidad,” “The Female Body: Perspectives of Latin American Women Artists,” and the poetry collection, “Luna Azteca,” and her poetry and short stories have appeared in various collections. She is affiliated with the American Poetry Association, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Poets and Writers, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Alliance of Museums, the Poet's Circle, La Revista del Hada, One Spirit Learning Alliance, the National Writers Union and the literary salon “Women Writers in Bloom.” She frequently gives readings of her work in NYC and abroad.

Born in Colombia, Dr. Pérez Bustillo credits her success to the influence of her father, who was a translator for the United Nations in French, Spanish and English, instilling in her a love of history and language and to her mother's sense of aesthetics. Returning to Colombia annually, she was able to remain connected to her culture and her family. These experiences were the inspiration for Dr. Pérez Bustillo's novel, “Back to El Dorado,” currently awaiting publication. In addition, her passion for learning and fascination with human rights issues, especially those dealing with female empowerment, have been a driving force for Dr. Pérez Bustillo, and she considers her ability to promote

the female image in education and literature to be particularly fulfilling. Instilling these values in future generations, she raised both of her daughters bilingually, and she has a granddaughter who is fluent in Spanish as well. In her free time, Dr. Pérez Bustillo enjoys meditation, salsa dance, traveling, Kirtan, Latina American art, and world music.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Pérez Bustillo 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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