Title: Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Writer
Company: Bradley University Library
Location: Peoria, Illinois, United States
Laura Balatbat Corpuz, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator and Writer at Bradley University Library, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing.
Ms. Corpuz has been with the Bradley University Library since 1978. It was the second job she got after arriving to the U.S. from the Philippines, where she taught elementary education. A friend recommended her to music education, but while taking U.S. history and library courses to take her teaching certification, she found her calling. Ms. Corpuz is now a certified teacher in the U.S., as well as a charter member of the National Women History Museum and a member of the National Association of Professional Women.
Born to Igmedio Libao Balatbat and Sofia Garcia Balatbat, in Hagonoy, Ms. Corpuz earned a BS in elementary education from the National Teachers College in Manila, and completed an AAS from Illinois Central College in 1983. She initially worked as an interlibrary loan assistant with Illinois Valley Library Systems, and joined Bradley University Library in 1978. Ms. Corpuz has worked diligently in Peoria, and continues to contribute as a volunteer reader and editor for WCBU 89.9 Peoria Public Radio. She has volunteered her time for a stunning series of philanthropic societies, notably the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, the Franciscan Apostolic Sisters, the St. Joseph’s Indian School, the American Diabetes Association, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Ms. Corpuz is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and the recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award, as well as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. She received a 2011 Outstanding President Award from the Filipino-American Society of Central Illinois for her many years of leadership, and has continued to be a board member and treasurer of the Peoria Area Friends of International Students. She is the wife of Ricarte Santos Corpuz, with whom she became the proud mother of Alona Corpuz Dawson, Allan Balatbat Corpuz, and Alyse Corpuz Ringenberg. In her free time, Ms. Corpuz enjoys crochet, knitting, flower arranging, gardening, and writing poetry.
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