I was raised in a military family. My dad was in the U.S. Army, and our family moved around the United States and Germany. It was for this reason I joined the U.S. Air Force right out of high school. I had to find out what he experienced in the military and to feel what it was like to serve our nation.
I spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and learned the skills I still use today. I was an administrative specialist during my entire enlistment. During my career I designed forms, prepared all types of correspondence and learned the skills of proofreading. I worked with two civilian secretaries who taught me what I needed to know. I retired in 1997 at Little Rock Air Force Base as a Master Sergeant (E-7).
I started working at Arkansas State University-Beebe in 2002. I worked for the Business and Agriculture Division as their administrative support. My efforts were to support the students and faculty, help get the semesters started, and ensure the division ran smoothly. I was selected as the ASU-Beebe Staff Member of the Year in 2007-2008. With the university reorganization, I served as administrative support for the Business, Math and Science Division and currently the administrative Specialist for Physical Plant. My duties and responsibilities have not changed much, I still perform administrative duties.
I met my husband, Jim, while I was stationed in the United Kingdom. We have been married 37 years. We have four children, Doyle, Jr., Shane (Tanna), Brett (Ella) and Christy (JR). We lost Doyle, Jr. while he was a young adult. Presently, we have six grandchildren whose ages range from 2 to 19 years. In my spare time, I enjoy going to flea markets, craft fairs, travel and cross stitch quilt patterns. The best part is to have the family all together.