community blockchain educator
businesses and blockchain
After thirty years in education, twenty-five as a community college mathematics and statistics instructor and five years in a university financial aid office, I have most recently been involved in community blockchain education. I co-organize a local blockchain & cryptocurrency meetup up group that meets monthly to discuss blockchain initiatives. During our first year we obtained speakers from projects including: Hashgraph, Digibyte, Pillar, and Elastos. As an Ambassador to the Pillar Project, a cryptocurrency mobile wallet, I also participate in their education initiatives.
I maintain a B.S. and M.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. I have been a NC Notary Public for thirty-four years. I have been honored with the 2010 North Carolina Mathematics Association of Community Colleges Teaching Excellence Award, the 2012 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics award recipient to attend the International Congress of Mathematical Education in Seoul, South Korea, the 2016 Cape Fear Community College President's Award, and a 2018 WILMA Women to Watch in Education finalist.
Locally I served on committees to include College Transfer Success, Student Retention, On-Line Learning, and Student Government Association. I also served more than a decade as an officer in our local faculty association including positions of secretary, vice president, and president. At the state level I worked as a NC Virtual Learning Committee course developer, subject matter expert, and course editor. I also served on the NC Community College Development Math Redesign Task force and was liaison to the NC Math Curriculum Improvement Project. Nationally, I served as a member of the Placement and Assessment Committee of the American Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges.
My time away from technology generally involves spending time with my grandson, fishing, and swimming.