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Celia Elaine Hales Mabry

Celia Elaine Hales Mabry was American librarian, writer. Recipient Research award, Minnesota Association Continuing Adult Education, 1994.


  • Mabry, Celia Elaine Hales was born on September 6, 1946 in Ayden, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Thomas Edwin and Joyce Elaine (Hill) H.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duke University, 1968. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1970. Master of Library Science, East C. University, 1975.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1982.


    • Instructor Stratford College, Danville, Virginia, 1970-1972. Edition assistant Free Will Baptist Press Foundation, Ayden, North Carolina, 1972-1973. Director admissions Mount Olive (North Carolina) College, 1973.

      Junior instructor East Carolina University, Greenville, 1974-1975. Media coordinator New Hanover County Public Schools, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1976-1978. Lecturer East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1980-1981.

      Reformed library, English bibliographer University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1983-1986. Reformed instructor, reformed library, religion, philosophy and reference bibliographer University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986—2005, retired, 2006.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals, magazines.


    Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.


    Member League of Women Voters, Wilmington, 1976-1978, Tallahassee, 1978-1979. Board directors Mental Health Association Minnesota, 1991-1996, secretary, 1993-1996. Co-president University St. Thomas Women's Association, 1990-1991.

    Volunteer mentor Minnesota Rise, 1997-1999, Oxford Essayist Group, since 2005. Member American Library Association (board directors reference and adult services division 1988-1990, secretary English and American literature discussion group 1986, chairman library services aging population committee 1985-1988), American Association of University Women, Oxford Essayists, Beta Phi Mu, Kappa Delta Pi.



    Writing, gourmet cooking.


    • Married Paul Davis Mabry Junior, July 12, 1986.
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    Born September 6, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Duke University
    • 1970
      Duke University
    • 1975
      East C. University
    • 1982
      Florida State University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Instructor, Stratford College
      Danville, Virginia, United States
    • 1972 - 1973
      edition assistant, Free Will Baptist Press Foundation
      Ayden, North Carolina, United States
    • 1973
      director, admissions Mount Olive (North Carolina) College
    • 1974 - 1975
      junior instructor, East Carolina University
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      media coordinator, New Hanover County Public Schools
      Wilmington, Ohio, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      lecturer, East Carolina University
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1983 - 1986
      reformed library
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1986 - 2005
      reformed instructor
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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