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Loyce Elaine Preston

social work educator

Loyce Elaine Preston, American social work educator. Member American Association of University Women (director Shreveport branch 1963-1969), Academy Certified Social Workers, National Association Social Workers (delegate 1964-1965, president North Louisiana chapter, state-wide committee 1968-1969), La Conference Social Welfare, Louisiana Federation Council Exceptional Children (president 1970-1971), Louisiana Teachers Association.

Background

Preston, Loyce Elaine was born on February 25, 1929 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Harvey Martin and Florence (Whitlock) Preston.

Education

Student Texarkana Junior College, 1946-1947.

Career

Teacher public schools, Dierks, Arkansas, 1950-1951. Child welfare worker Arkansas Department Public Welfare, Clark and Hot Spring counties, 1951-1956, child welfare consultant, 1956-1958. Casework director Ruth School Girls, Burien, Washington, 1958-1960.

Assistant professor special education Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Ruston, 1960-1963. Assistant professor Northwestern State College, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1963-1973. Assistant professor Louisiana State University, Shreveport, 1973-1979.

Retired, 1979. Chapter secretary Louisiana Association Mental Health, 1965-1967, Gov's. advisory council, 1967-1970. Member Mayor's Committee for Community Improvement, 1972-1976.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women (director Shreveport branch 1963-1969), Academy Certified Social Workers, National Association Social Workers (delegate 1964-1965, president North Louisiana chapter, state-wide committee 1968-1969), La Conference Social Welfare, Louisiana Federation Council Exceptional Children (president 1970-1971), Louisiana Teachers Association.

Connections

father:
Harvey Martin Preston

mother:
Florence (Whitlock) Preston