Vivian Porter-Hutto PhD

Vivian Porter-Hutto of Orangeburg is retired from an extensive career in the health care industry.

Vivian Porter-Hutto, PhD, of Orangeburg has been selected for an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

Marquis, a publisher of biographical profiles, selects honorees 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.

Since 1899, when A.N. Marquis printed the first edition of "Who's Who in America," Marquis has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment.

Having amassed over four decades of experience, Porter-Hutto is accomplished as a hospital educational administrator: From 1974 to 1992, she served as the administrative director of the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Neuroscience Center in Tampa, Fla. From 1969 to 1974, she acted as the EKG-EEG supervisor at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Previously, she was as an EKG-EEG technologist at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Va., from 1964 to 1969. Beyond these posts, she is a lecturer in the field professional role was as the program director and financial aid administrator at the School of EEG Technologists.

Before entering the trade, Porter-Hutto pursued a formal education at various academic institutions. She first attended the State University of New York Empire State College, where she earned a bachelor of science in 1972. She continued her studies at California Coast University in Santa Ana, where she obtained a master of business administration in 1985 and ultimately graduated with a doctor of philosophy in 1987. In addition. she is a registered electro-encephalographic technologist. Notably, she was one of the first 196 people to achieve this registration.

From there, she went on to achieve many things in her industry. She was in the first class of Leadership America in 1985 and was able to take a group to China in 1985. She considers this trip to be one of the highlights of her career. Furthermore, she found success as the founder of the School of New Diagnostic Technology, for which she also served as program director and gained accreditation for the school. She became a four-time administrative director of St. Joseph's Children's Hospital's Neuroscience Center in Tampa and was selected as one of 25 pioneers in the field of neurodiagnostic technology who will be added to the Smithsonian Institute's medical division.

After retiring from health care, she started her own foam insulation and roofing business in 2004, though it closed in 2008 due to the economy. Additionally, she holds a patent within the field.

Though Porter-Hutto is already active in the industry, she dedicates time to memberships in the National Association for Female Executives, where she acted as local director, and the Florida Society of EEG Technologists, where she was president from 1977 to 1979. From 1978 to 1979, she excelled as the president of the Southern Society of ElectroNeuro Diagnostic Technologists and, from 1980 to 1982, she became a trustee of the American Society of EEG Technologists

Since 1953, Porter-Hutto has been a lifetime member of Beta Simga Phi, of which she served as president. Other organizations with which she is affiliated include the Prince of Orange chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Orangeburg League of the Arts, and the International Platform Association. With Alpha Nu, she is a life and preceptor member. Dedicating her tree time to painting and reading, she received numerous ribbons for her artwork.

Porter-Hutto has previously been featured in "Who's Who in Finance and Industry" and "Who's Who of American Women." Born on Nov. 8, 1930, in Davy, West Virginia, to Ay and Elsie Smithers, she married Azel James Hutto Jr. She is a proud mother of five children, one of whom has passed away, grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of three.

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