Born and raised in Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh) in a family of 11 children (She is the oldest girl). Graduated from McKeesport Area Senior High School in 1971. Went to Hawaii (1972) to visit her brother and his family – which is where she met her husband, Jim. Came to Indiana in 1973 – Jim is from South Bend. She is now a full-fledged Hoosier and Notre Dame fan.
Chancellor's Employee Service Award, 2018
Winner of the College Halloween Door Decorating Contest to support Food Pantry, 2018 : Best use of Sound, Best use of String, Best Pseudo-Wood on a Door.
IU South Bend Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Award
Worked as the secretary for the Math department for 15 years and has worked since 2015 as secretary of the Computer Science/Informatics department.