Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, 1971. Master of Science, Mississippi State University, 1974.
Dietary supervisor Felix Long Memorial Hospital, Starkville, Mississippi, 1971—1972. Research assistant Mississippi State University, 1972—1973, temporary instructor, 1974. Food and nutrition specialist Cooperative Extension Service, 1976—1984, staff coordinator and extension food and nutrition specialist, since 1984.
Instructor nutrition Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, 1974—1976.
Member executive board American Diabetes Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 1979—1980. Member of North-East Mississippi Home Economics Association (president 1981-1982), North-East Mississippi Dietetic Association 1977-1978, (named Outstanding Young Dietitian 1978), Epsilon Sigma Phi (state representative 1982), Gamma Sigma Delta (secretary 1982-1983).
Married Prentiss Cortez McLaurin, August 23, 1970. 1 child Prentiss III.