Biography: Joseph Marcel Duvernay
He graduated in June 1970 and was hired by Western Electric Co. of the then-Bell System. After thirty years, ten months, and 28 days of service to the company, Joseph retired in July of 2001.
While employed, Joseph attended various community colleges in the Los Angeles area. He also took a quarter or two at California State University-Los Angeles and Long Beach. His areas of academic interests include mathematics and technologies.
During his years on the job, Joseph was fortunate to receive many Electronics and Management courses through Western Electric, AT&T Network Systems, Lucent Technologies, and Bell Labs Innovations. The positions he held included Entry-level (Inside plant) 1-Index Installer to 5-Index Installer, Tester and In-Charge (Foreman), Field Engineer, Supervisor, Project/Implementation Manager. He also completed several projects for Bell Labs.
Joseph has always had a love for the wild. He attended several extension courses through UC Davis and another university that focused on Wild Horse viewing and Mule-Packing. These classes were held in California and Nevada.
Early in his career, Joseph published a book of poetry, I begin. Poems, Essay, Thoughts and Observations that gives us the tenor of his musings.
Today, Joseph Marcel Duvernay spends his time writing and connecting with Nature. He has a keen interest in the Peoples of the world and a desire to have fair play administered to everyone. Hiking, camping, reading, writing, studying, and translation are hobbies that Joseph practices regularly.