Nancy Merchant Lysen

Honored by:Nancy Lysen
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M.S.W. Washington University (George Warren Brown School of Social Work) St. Louis, MO 1976
M.S. in Child Development Iowa State University Ames, IA 1958
B.S. in Child Development/Technical Journalism Iowa State University Ames, IA 1957 Additional study at Merrill-Palmer Institute Detroit MI and University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

MO State Dept. of Health (Bureau of Special Health Care Needs) Columbia, MO 1985 to 1992. Clinical Social Worker II. Counseling case-management resource referral and education. Service coordination for First Steps Program. Consultation services to professional staff community agencies schools clinic participation at Cleft Palate Orthopedic and Special Needs Clinics. Clients in central Missouri area. Previously taught child development at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Stephens College, Columbia, MO. Consultant for the Head Start program in central Missouri.

Mortar Board
Phi Upsilon Omicron
Theta Sigma Phi
Outstanding Young Women of America Award

Participated in Family Therapy Workshop, Meninger Foundation, Topeka, KS.
Directed program for black and Puerto Rican youth on the Lower East Side New York City.
Missouri State President of the Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) (1972-1976).

Interior decorating
Watercolor painting
Yoga and Zumba

Nancy retired in 1992 and became an artist during her retirement years living in Columbia, MO. She was widowed twice.

Submitted 6/1999; updated 1/6/2014