Austin, Texas aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden was recently named one of Texas’ Super Doctors by a group of her peers. A down home and personable person at heart, Dr. Jennifer Walden pulled up stakes a few years back when her twin boys were mere babies to come back to her Texas roots. While she left behind a thriving business and many good friends, she thought it was the best decision she could make for her family.
Dr. Walden graduated from high school in Austin and went on to graduate from the University of Texas with a degree in Biology. After being waitlisted, she finally entered the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After an externship in Miami, she landed in Manhattan. She continued to hone her skills under her mentor Dr. Sherill Aston. Today, she is considered among the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the world.
As an aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. Walden performs a number of procedures including breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation, tummy tuck, liposuction and even Botox injections. The procedures can run anywhere from $5,000 to $12,000.
Dr. Walden admits she’s a rarity in the plastic surgery field. Actually, the field is dominated by men. Of the 8,100 board certified plastic surgeons in the U.S. less than 200 are women. And only 12 are in Texas. That’s a pretty daunting figure for women who want to go into plastic surgery.
According to Dr. Walden, the years of training needed to become a board certified plastic surgeon may be a turn off for some females. In most cases, you will have to delay starting a family because you have 5 more years of post medical school training and 1-2 year internship. Besides, the culture of plastic surgery is only beginning to warm up to women. “We still have a long way to go, be we’re getting there.”
Robert Ivy is one the verge of receiving one of the most prestigious awards that an architect can take home. In fact, this honor is so unprecedented, he is actually the first architect to ever have this honor bestowed upon him. On June 2, Robert Ivy is slated to officially become the first architect to ever receive the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is joining an esteemed group of former winners and as the CEO of the American Institute of Architects, there are few people who are more qualified to receive such an honor. Robert Ivy has a long and storied career and this award serves as a fitting coda.
He has served in our nation’s armed forces as a part of the United States Navy and he is also a top author in his field. Fay Jones: Architect was a hugely popular book and it is currently on its third edition. As a devotee of Andrew Lloyd Wright, Ivy strives to achieve the same objectives.
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There are certain industry standards that must be met and Ivy prides himself on living up to each and every one of them. The Art Library Society of North America agrees and even cited his book as a prime example of living up to these standards when it comes to design and production.
Once he arrived at the American Institute of Architecture, he had one main objective: to grow the organization’s global footprint. By all measures, he has certainly succeeded and that is what makes him such a perfect choice as the first architect to ever be given the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award is given to residents of Mississippi who demonstrate the proper level of commitment to their craft and who are willing to put in the time to create a proper body of work. Thanks to Robert Ivy’s efforts, he is now able to join a rather eclectic list of past Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award recipients that includes everyone from writer Eudora Welty to world-famous Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman.
The architect is being credited with making the world of architecture feel far more accessible to the rest of the world and there is simply no one else from this state who is quite like him. He is proud to take his rightful place among all of the past winners and president Carl Elefante is proud to congratulate him on all of his success.