Bachelor with high distinction, U. Kentucky, 1956. Secretary Kentucky edition television Guide, Louisville, summer 1956. Traffic manager Station WVLK, Lexington, 1956-1961.
Part time teacher adult basic education Wise County(Virginia) School Board, St. Paul, 1966-1972. Administrative assistant Appalachian Field Superior vena cava syndrome, Children's television Workshop, St. Paul, 1971-1974. Editor, co-public Clinch Valley Times, 1974.
President Clinch Valley Public Company, Inc., St. Paul, 1974. Member marketing committee Mountain Empire TechPrep Consortium, 1993.
Secretary Kentucky Edition television Guide, Louisville, 1956. Traffic manager Station WVLK, Lexington, 1956—1961. Part-time teacher adult basic education Wise County School Board, St. Paul, 1966—1972.
Administrative assistant Appalachian Field Services, Children's television Workshop, 1971—1974. Editor, co-public Clinch Valley Times, since 1974. President Clinch Valley Public Company, Inc., St. Paul, since 1974.
Member marketing committee Mountain Empire TechPrep Consortium, since 1993.
The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.
Vice president St. Paul Parent-Teachers Association, 1970-1973. Trustee Lonesome Pine Regional Library. Board, 1972-1980, chairman, 1978-1980.
Chairman committee to establish branch library in St. Paul, opened 1975. Member advisory board Pro-Art, Wise County chapter Virginia Museum Fine Arts, 1979-1986. Co-leader Brownie troop Girl Scouts United States of America, 1971-1976, board directors Appalachian council, 1983-1995, 1st vice president, 1985-1991.
Member advisory board Wise County Young Men’s Christian Association, 1977-1980. Member Wise County Board Education, 1975-2005, vice-chairman, 1981-1995, 99, chairman, 2000-2001. President Southern Region School Boards Association, 1987-1988.
Member Virginia Education Block Grants Advisory Committee, 1981-1986, Region I State Literacy Council, 1989-1991. Member Local Vocational Advisory Council, since 1980, chairman, since 1981. Member statewide planning council Virginia Department Education.
Member Virginia Council on Vocational Education, 1987-1995, chairman, 1989-1991. Member executive committee Virginia High School League, 1984-1988 (Lifetime Achievement award, 2001). Past president Wise County Humane Society, Inc.
Board directors Virginia School Boards Association, 1979-1989, president, 1985-1986. Board directors Virginia Literacy Foundation, 1987-1989, Appalachian Educational Laboratory, 1995-2001, board chairman, 2000, ambassador, since 2005, Quarter Century Club, Virginia School Board Association, 2002. Secretary, treasurer Southwest Virginia Public Education Foundation Board, since 1993.
Education chair Wise County Chamber of C. Member Mountain Empire Community College Foundation Board, 1994—2010. Member advisory committee Virginia State Superintendent Public Instruction, 1993-1996.
Member development and community relations committee, member music advisory committee Clinch Valley College. Member advisory board Wise Appalachian Regional Hospital, 1995-1998. Member Wise County Information Technology Task Force, since 1998.
Board directors, secretary St. Paul Tomorrow Steering Committee, 1998-2000. Member advisory committee WISE-FM, University Virginia College, Wise. Board directors St. Paul Tomorrow, Inc., secretary, since 2001.
High Knob design committee, since 2007. Board trustees High Knob Enhancement Corporation, since 2008, member Voice Community Schools, since 2007. Member Virginia Press Association (1st place award for editorial writing 1976), National Press Women, Virginia Press Women, National Newspaper Association, Women in Communications, National School Boards Association (public relations committee, nominating committee 1987, Quarter Century Club award Virginia chapter, 2002), Mortar Board, Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary, Alpha Psi chapter), Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Pi, Chi Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Lambda Delta, Theta Sigma Phi.
Married Allen Gregory, January 29, 1957. Children: David Young, Mary Peyton.