Continuous education with Dr. Orrin Pilkey, Professor Emeritus of Geology, Duke University, 1994 to present

Hilton Head Island, SC. Sole apprentice with master batik artist Fred Andrade, South American winner of the American Bicentennial Award, summer 1977

Surface Design Southeast Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Tutorial with Chungi Choo, summer 1977

Arrowmont School of Crafts, University of Tennessee, Gatlinburg, TN. Graduate courses in direct dye techniques with Lenore Davis and resist techniques with Sister Mary Remy Revor, summers 1975 and 1976

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Double major: Clothing and Textiles, and Interior Design. Bachelor of Science degree awarded, June 1974, graduated with honors