Degree and Year:
BA 1951 and MA 1954
United Methodist Minister, Retired
The United Methodist Church
Professional Background:Serving churches, and Conference Staff positions, in The United Methodist Church in Eastern North Carolina, Northern Illinois, and New York.
How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?:My experience as an English major at Duke has helped me: 1) With verbal and writing skills for sermon preparation, 2) With grammar and editing resources for publishing newsletters, bulletins, and articles, 3) With skills and resources, including vocabulary to communicate with individuals and groups via email and other social media, 4) With background in writing and editing skills to draft and publish the first edition of my personal memoirs, 5) a love for and commitment to reading (introduction to the slogan "read yourself full, write yourself empty."