Disclaimer: The more I learned, the more I knew I had more to learn, therefore always feeling dumber than before. So, like the Energizer Bunny, I kept going and going and going.

The photograph on the right is where I lived while studying at L’Abbaye on the left.

L'Abbaye de Pontlevoy
L’Abbaye de Pontlevoy (Photo credit: philip john jones)

Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; 2007

Areas of Specialization: Urban Higher Education; Native Americans in Higher Education

Dissertation: Mississippi Native Voices: Degrees of Reflection Toward the Terminal Degree

The L’Abbaye de Pontlevoy, France. 2007. The European-American Center for International Education: an innovative approach to cultural immersion in France’s historic Loire Valley.

Chateaux Chambord, Loire Valley, France
Chateaux Chambord, Loire Valley, France (Photo credit: DBduo Photography)

Secondary Education:                          Sallis High School

Colleges attended:

Holmes Junior College                     A. A

Delta State College                              B. A., English, French

AL A & M University                          M. Ed., Special Education

AL A & M University                          M. S., Counseling Psychology

Jackson State University                  Ph. D., Urban Higher Education

Honors:                                                             Valedictorian

Alpha Psi Omega

5,000 Personalities of the World

International Who’s Who Among Intellectuals

Personalities of the South

World’s Who’s Who of Women

Positions Held:

2007-present                                                   Director, Team FREDNET, The Open Space Society, Inc.

2007-2010                                                       Director, Campus Diversity, Mississippi Valley State University

2005                                                                   Administrator, New Woman, All Women, Birmingham,

2002-2005                                                       Consultant, Huntsville, AL

1994-2002                                                       Administrator, Healthcare Center of Huntsville

1987-1995                                                       Instructor All Psychology Courses, Calhoun Community College Huntsville

23 thoughts on “Vita’

  1. Hello my friend,
    I like your writing up here. I think if you keep doing what you’re doing now, you will have good future. So keep it up my friend! 🙂
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂
    Subhan Zein


  2. Wow! You have a pretty detailed About page PurpleBorough, and quite a well decorated career/list of accomplishments; well done. 🙂


  3. OOPS! Umm, I did take one down. Believe it was El Cid or El Campeador. Got frazzled on blogging, needed a break. After this election, may place this one inactive for a bit. Won’t delete tho.

    Just in case, no I am not of Spanish descent.


  4. Well dear female of the species person, anything you are able to do to assist those that really, really do not care for government hand outs and would much prefer a job, then do it. Bring on the war. As has been stated “I got your back” and if you don’t believe that, ask my cousin Vinny…lol

    First generation Sicilian, BUT the Irish and Germans, did indicate to my dearly departed parents, that THEY and of course ME, were part Native American. Yep aWOPaho (with out papers)


  5. Hi Purpleborough,

    That’s an impressive curriculum vitae. Well done! 🙂

    Also, I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, purpleborough. 🙂

    Subhan Zein


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