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 responses to “Vita’

  1. Stephen Page (eudaimonia)

    January 1, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Education is foundation.


  2. purpleborough

    January 2, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I hope so. I seemed to have kept going and going and going like the energizer bunny.


  3. The Eclectic LadyBird

    May 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I laughed out loud at the energiser bunny reference. I didn’t know it was global. It featured on TV in Uganda too.


    • purpleborough

      May 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

      Really! I had no idea it was global either! Thanks for stopping by. I did not think anyone ever read “About”….


  4. Subhan Zein

    May 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    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


  5. John Jr

    August 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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


    • purpleborough

      August 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you. I have lived a long time so hopefully I left a few footprints along the way and helped a few folk to find their way.


      • John Jr

        August 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        You are welcome, I am sure that you have/are/will PurpleBorough. :)


  6. JP

    September 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Multi-talented individual you are, bravo. Oh and umm, err, lovely too. Hey, I’ma guy. :)


  7. purpleborough

    September 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I will be checking your blog to see what you are up to!


    • JP

      September 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Typically, I’m “up to” not a damn thing good. But, please do check..


      • purpleborough

        September 11, 2012 at 9:42 am

        I could not find your blog. It said it had been taken down by the authors.


  8. JP

    September 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The dirty rotten liars. :)


  9. JP

    September 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    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.


    • purpleborough

      September 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm

      It was Elcampeador. To bad you are not of Spanish Descent. Since I am Irish/German/Native American I can reinvent a war to help solve the unemployment problems.


  10. JP

    September 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    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)


    • purpleborough

      September 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Your cousin Vinny gave me the thumbs up!


      • JP

        September 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

        You’re in good shape. The thumbs up. It’s the kiss and people hanging their heads, that’s bad. :)


  11. Subhan Zein

    January 11, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    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


  12. Jim Kane

    January 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and linking one of my post with yours. A wonderful tribute to your brother. Regards



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