Joyce Slayton Mitchell

Joyce Slayton Mitchell, 1955

B.A., Denison University
M.S., University of Bridgeport
M.A., Columbia University

Citation awarded June, 1984

A consultant in education and prolific writer in the field of career development, Joyce Slayton Mitchell has encouraged people to think outside their stereotypes, whatever those stereotypes may be. Included among her published works are: I Can Be anything: Careers for Young Women; Choices and Change: Careers for Young Men; and See Me More Clearly: Career and Life Planning for Teens with Physical Disabilities. Her most recent book is Computer-Age Jobs, which details the necessity of accepting the change to the computer age for success in tomorrow’s job market.

As a consultant, Joyce has worked for Wellesley College, Harvard Divinity School, and the state of Vermont’s department of education, among others. She has also served as Vermont trainer for the U.S. Education Office’s project of sex equality in guidance opportunities, a member of the educational board for The School Counselor, and a visiting lecturer in women’s studies.

A member of a number of professional societies, Joyce has also been an active member of the National Organization of Women, which she has served in a number of capacities, including as founder of Vermont State Coordinator and as member-at-large.