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Vivyan Patricia Murphy, American engineer.

Background

Murphy, Vivyan Patricia was born on October 25, 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Daughter of William W. and Ellamai V. (Grizzard) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Auburn University, 1965. Master of Business Administration, Auburn University, 1968.

Career

Environmental engineer J.B. Converse, Mobile, Alabama, 1970—1973. District representative Nalco Chemical, 1973—1977. Foreman-in-training pulp and paper mill Container Corporation America, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 1977—1979, foreman pulp mill, 1979—1982, assistant superintendent power department, 1982—1984.

Group leader utilities International Paper Company, Mansfield, Louisiana, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Auburn Engineer, 1964-1965.

Religion

Loving God went to supernatural lengths—by sending His Son to die—to provide everyone an opportunity to escape the fires of Hell and spend eternity in Heaven.

Politics

Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

Views

The erroneous notion that one gender must strive against another cannot be accepted.

Membership

Drug abuse volunteer United Way, 1966—1982. Leader candystripers Hospital Auxiliary, Opelika, Alabama, Fernandina Beach, 1978—1981. Membership chair Young Democrats, 1980—1982.

Member of American Association of University Women, National Organization of Women, National Association of Female Executives, American Business Women's Association (vice president 1981-1982, award 1981), Society of America Managers, American Institute Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineers (president 1963-1964, Outstanding Engineer award 1965), Tau Beta Phi, Pi Beta Phi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, aerobics, tennis.

Connections

Married Ollie D. Kennedy, June 26, 1965 (divorced March 1976).

father:
William W. Murphy

mother:
Ellamai V. (Grizzard) Murphy

spouse:
Ollie D. Kennedy