Associate of Arts with honors, Gulf Park College, 1951. Bachelor with distinction, University Mississippi, 1952. Master of Arts, University Mississippi, 1958.
Master of Education, University Mississippi, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, University Mississippi, 1984.
Reporter, news editor, The Oxford (Mississippi) Eagle, 1955-1958; English teacher, Coldwater (Mississippi) High School, 1958-1960; English teacher, Olive Branch (Mississippi) High School, 1960-1963; guidance counselor, Olive Branch (Mississippi) High School, 1964-1971; English teacher, Hernando (Mississippi) High School, 1963-1964; title I evaluator, testing coordinator, DeSoto County Schools, Hernando, Mississippi, 1971-1974; journalism instructor, N.W. Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, since 1974; director public relations, N.W. Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, 1974-1983, 84-86; director counseling and testing, N.W. Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, 1986-1987; director public relations, N.W. Mississippi Community College, Senatobia, since 1987.
Brochure designer Sycamore Arts Council, Senatobia, 1992. Member National Federation Press Women, Mississippi Press Women, College Public Relations Association Mississippi (president 1991-1992, Certified of Excellence since 1976), Daughters of the American Revolution, University Mississippi Alumni Association, Northwest Investors Group (vice president 1991-1993), Hernando Woman's Club, DeSoto Genealogical Society, National Junior College Athletic Association (tournament director 1985), Very Special Arts Mississippi, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma (scholarship 1952), Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Phi, Theta Kappa Phi.
Married Edward Lee Whitten Senior, September 20, 1952. 1 child, Edward Lee Junior.