Education and Training

Educational Background and Training

    Graduate Work
    Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, Doctor of Education, Dept, of Educational Administration, December 1976
    Master of Fine Arts, Painting, August 1977
    Master of Science in Art Education, specialization, printmaking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January, 1956
    Additional Studies
    Anderson Arts Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado, 2004, Intaglio Studies, Art Werger, Instructor, 2004
    Prairie Woods, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 2000, Icon Workshop, Phil Zimmerman, Instructor
    Visiting Artist, June 1998, State Museum of Art, Cherkassy, Ukraine
    Visiting Artist, June 1994, Permint Suterasemai:Adn.Bhd. Terengganu, Malaysia
    Educational Seminar, 1993. Hebei Teachers College, Peoples Republic of China
    Seminar, Anazazi Indian Culture,  1992, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Colorado
    Graduate Seminar, “The Route of the Mediaeval Pilgrim”, Dr. Willie Melzer, Instructor, Syracuse University, 1991
    Japanese Paper Making Workshop, Kansas State University, Margaret Prentice, Instructor

Honors and Awards

    Grand Prize. $1000, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, “Raising the Bar” competition, 2009
    Outstanding Alumni Award, College of Education, Northern Illinois University. 2003
    Alumni Citation, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio,  2002
    Governor Robert D. Ray Award, Outstanding Volunteer Service, Iowa Sister States, 2007
    Outstanding Volunteer, Terengganu Country committee, Iowa Sister States, 1997, 1998
    Community Service Award, Indianola Chamber of Commerce, 1997 Outstanding Volunteer, Iowa Sister States, 1996
    Governor’s award, Gov. Terry Branstad, State of Iowa, 1995
    Faculty Research Award, Simpson College, 1994, (Award valued at $1000)
    Faculty Service Award, Simpson College, 1994 (Award valued at $1000)
    Faculty Award for Campus Leadership, 1994
    Distinguished Service Award, Simpson College, 1989
    2005 A.J. Harwood Merit Award in printmaking, Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, Indiana
    Fourth Place Award, Iowa Water Color Association state wide member competition
    2002 Honorable Mention, “Missouri River Untamed”, Bismarck Art `Association, Bismarck. N.D.
    2000  Fourth Place Award, Iowa Water Color Association, state-wide member competition
    1998 Firstar Award in sculpture, 100th Annual Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum. November
    1997 Merit Award, Iowa State Fair, Exhibition of Fine Art
    Who’s Who in America, 2007
    Who’s Who in American Art, 1986 to present
    Who’s Who in the Midwest, 1981-1992
    International Woman of the Year, 2001 to present