I'm a native of Little Rock and attended public schools including Jefferson Elementary, Forest Heights Junior High and Hall High. My tenth grade year was at Jacksonville High School when the Little Rock high schools were closed during the desegregation crisis.
I've enjoyed several reincarnations job wise which led me to UALR in 1997. I had the privilege in 1998 of facilitating the faculty task force which designed the IT Minor Program and was chosen for the inagural faculty. I had a dual appointment for two years, teaching both IT and in the Speech Communication Department. I moved to IT full time as the coordinator in 2003. My area of responsibility is the soft skills part of the curriculum. My technical skills have grown each year (you're looking at my latest achievement), and I continue to learn new skills every semester right along with the students.
I'm a member of Second Presbyterian Church where I commit my volunteer hours. I've served as an ordained deacon and elder and had the privilege of working on a pastor nominating commitee and a capitol campaign. My community volunteer involvement has primarily been through activities with the Junior League of Little Rock.
Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
B.A., History, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
M.A., Interpersonal and Organizational Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
I have two adult children. Robert is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. Mary Catherine is married to Jonathan and they live in Shreveport with the world's most wonderful children. Mary Chandler is 7 and Jack Eli is 4.
Mary Catherine is a volunteer in the children's school. Jonathan owns a concrete contracting company.
In the summer I spend my spare time outside working in my garden. I enjoy tending to both vegetables and a miriad of pots containing either flowers or herbs. The veggies and herbs then make it to the kitchen where I have my favorite hobby of all which is cooking. Although I know I have more then enough cookbooks, I can't seem to resist getting "just one more." Cooking for family and friends is both a joy and theraputic.
My winter time hobby tends to be needlework. I love counted cross stitch and have tackled some rather large projects. This one took ten years! Of course I wasn't threading a needle every day.