|Honored by:||John Greve|
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Born: Detroit, Michigan on June 2, 1934
Graduated: Royal Oak (MI) High School and Michigan State University 1956.
After raising 3 children (John, Suzanne, Pamela) she developed ESL programs in Ames. Drawing on her abilities in Spanish at first she specialized with Spanish speakers. Later, with the many Southeast Asians invited to take refuge in Iowa by Governor Robert Ray (mostly 1979-81), she taught those refugees and was the local administrator of that program. Earned M.A. (ISU 1989) in Teaching English as a Second Language. Held offices in regional associations of ESL teachers: Board member: Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (1985-89); President: Mid-America TESOL (1989-90) She is being recognized for the immense impact she has had over several decades on persons from other nations. She has friends on every continent.