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Though he started out in the education industry, Benjamin Ellis Pitts soon felt a call to the ministry and was ordained by the United Methodist Church, working as a local minister.

    PUNTA GORDA, FL, January 15, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Benjamin Ellis Pitts, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Pitts celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

In 1954, Dr. Pitts earned a Bachelor of Science from Lincoln Memorial University, following this accomplishment with a Master of Education, a Specialist in Education and a Doctor of Education from the University of Georgia. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Emory University and has been certified as a director of libraries, where he has worked since 1981. He commenced his career as a teacher and principal at Lee County Public Schools in Virginia, where he worked from 1950 to 1954. He retired in 1993 and has since been independently consulting.

Though he started out in the education industry, Dr. Pitts soon felt a call to the ministry and was ordained by the United Methodist Church, working as a local minister. After becoming interested in library science and media two years later, he soon pursued the field and succeeded in an array of notable positions, including media specialist for public schools in Gwinnett County and Rockdale County in Georgia, director of library services at South Georgia State College, coordinator of the learning research center at Tennessee Technological University, media specialist at South Georgia State College and associate professor of library media at Delta State University. He has also been a consultant to the Upper Cumberland Regional Library System in Tennessee.

Knowledgeable in a variety of fields, Dr. Pitts has contributed several articles to relevant professional journals. He maintains memberships with his local Masons Club, as well as Pi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa. Due to his professional excellence, Dr. Pitts was honored in Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Pitts has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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