What was/is your field of study or professional interest?

Medieval History was my field of study. My professional interest developed with the two main jobs I held – first the American Cancer Society for 14 years and then the Greater Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce. I was the Vice President, Membership Development for both organizations, and I put together the fundraising campaign committees, worked with the volunteers involved in campaigns and then followed up with organizational development of new programs.

What has been a valuable life lesson you have learned?

When talking with someone who has a problem or a dilemma, the answer to their question is sometimes not the question that needs to be answered. It helps to slow down, watch the person, and show your concern and interest as well as simply listen to her. Sometimes just showing that you care is more important than any advice you can give.

Why do you choose to volunteer for Delta Zeta?

Because it allows me to work with sisters who, as I do, want to be part of developing young competent leaders, not just in their communities, but even worldwide.

Why do you give graciously to the Delta Zeta Foundation?

A strong national organization with many facets, programs, opportunities that are dedicated to developing young women leaders has to have funding to provide these programs and to develop that special bond of sisterhood.