National League of American Pen Women

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Webinar: Dr. Bernice Reid

Dr. Bernice Reid
An Intimate Portrait As Seen Through 
The Eyes of a Portrait Artist

Sign up for this rare opportunity to be inspired by one of the League's national treasures! Former NLAPW President, Dr. Bernice Reid "felt the call" to become an artist at a time when most black children had few such aspirations. Her commitment to the arts opened doors of opportunity for countless others. 
We've asked Bernice to share her creative journey and some of the life lessons she has learned along the way.  

In this online webinar, Bernice will share:
  • How she realized her dream of becoming a portrait artist.
  • What the NLAPW has meant to her over the years.
  • How she learned to overcome adversity with grace.
  • How she understood "what I was put on earth to do."
  • Life lessons to encourage younger artists, many of which come from her book, Grandmother's Shelf: Life Lessons For Successful Living

Master Instructor: Dr. Bernice Reid
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Bernice Reid has been a trailblazer all of her life, including serving as NLAPW's first African American President during a time when our country was still experiencing strong racial prejudice.  Undaunted and secure in her sense of calling, she served the League faithfully.  She holds the rare distinction of being a member in all three categories:  Artist, Writer & Composer.

Bernice is an award-winning educator whose career has spanned more than 50 years.  She holds a B.A. in Education, cum laude from West Virginia State University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in second language acquisition, and certification in the study of English, French, German and Social Studies.  In addition, she holds certificates in Christian Education and Administration as well as a certificate of ordination.  

Along with two other teachers and a counselor, she founded the Arlington Cultural and Educational Foundation in order to enrich the lives of minority students.  This effort soon expanded to include Trinity Lyceum, a school with an individualized and accelerated Christian education.

Her honors are many, including:  Sharon Christa McAuliffe Education Flag of Learning & Liberty; Wall of Fame: Arlington Independent School District; Duden Awards for Outstanding Teacher of German; and Outstanding Teacher in the Southwest. Bernice is listed in the Cambridge Who's Who; The World Who's Who of Women and Notable Women of Texas.

Recently suffering a stroke, Bernice continues to withstand life's adversities with faith.  She currently serves on the NLAPW Board of Directors as Historian, and teaches internationally online.  She and husband Carlton Reid, retired military officer and retired regional director of Headstart, are blessed with six adult children, thirteen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Webinar Details

  Tuesday, January 22
   4:00 p.m.   Pacific Time
   5:00 p.m.   Mountain Time
   6:00 p.m.   Central Time
   7:00 p.m.   Eastern Time

NLAPW Members
Click HERE to register

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