Walker, Marianne (Cascio) 1933-
WALKER, Marianne (Cascio) 1933-
PERSONAL: Born August 15, 1933, in Monroe, LA; daughter of Joseph D. (a tire store owner and operator) and Rose (a homemaker; maiden name, Spatafora) Cascio; married Ulvester Walker (a lawyer), November 24, 1954; children: Chris, Carol Beth Walker Bailey, Trish, Amy. Education: St. Mary's Dominican College, B.S., 1957; University of Evansville, M.A., 1976.
ADDRESSES: Office—Henderson Community College, 2660 South Green St., Henderson, KY 42420.
CAREER: University of Kentucky, Henderson Community College, Henderson, KY, professor of English and philosophy, 1976—. Kentucky Humanities Council, member of board of directors, 1988-92. St. Anthony's Hospice, co-founder, volunteer in patient care program, 1981—, president of board of directors, 1984-85, member of board of directors, 1987-88.
AWARDS, HONORS: Great Teacher Award, University of Kentucky National Alumni Association, 1994.
When Cuba Conquered Kentucky, Rutledge Hill Press (Nashville, TN), 1999.
Contributor of articles and reviews to magazines and newspapers.
SIDELIGHTS: Marianne Walker told CA: "I began my writing career in 1976 when I, a teacher of English composition, was frustrated with my inability to motivate my students to improve their writing. I decided to see if I could apply the skills I had been teaching to my own writing. When an editor accepted the very first piece I submitted, I was thrilled, and I have been writing ever since."