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Paulette Manning ’71

Paulette Manning ’71 received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from Wayland Baptist University on Feb. 25. She is the assistant superintendent for federal programs with Plainview Independent School District, where she previously served as director for federal programs, secondary instruction coordinator, career and technology coordinator, and middle school instructional coordinator. A longtime classroom teacher, Paulette served as math department chairman at Plainview High School, English and math teacher at Coronado Junior High School in Plainview, and math teacher at Temple High School and Travis Junior High School in Temple, and La Vega High School in Bellmead. Additionally, she served as adjunct education professor for Wayland’s Plainview, Lubbock, and Hawaii campuses. She received the Plainview High School Teacher Recognition Award, Outstanding Mathematics Teacher from the Texas Tech Department of Mathematics, Plainview Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Week, Tandy Technology Scholars Outstanding Teacher in Mathematics, Plainview ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, Honorary Chapter Degree from the Plainview FFA, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, World Who’s Who of Women, and Who’s Who in American Education. A former president of the Plainview Lions Club, she is a recipient of the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellow, life member of the Great Plains Lions Eye Bank, co-chair for the Queens Contest for Plainview Lions Club and District 2-T2, and has received her club’s Distinguished Service Award. Paulette is co-chair of Plainview Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, past co-president of Plainview High School Choir Boosters, past Plainview High School PTA treasurer, past president of Iota Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a graduate of Leadership Plainview, and participates on Plainview ISD and First Baptist Church Relay for Life Teams.