Associate of Arts, Schreiner College, 1948. Bachelor, Scarritt College, 1950. Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Berkley Division School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Austin College, 1982. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Notre Dame University, 1984.
Association missionary education Board World Missions, Presbyterian Church, United States, Nashville, 1949-1957; director art General Council, Presbyterian Church, United States, Atlanta, 1957-1961; director Christian World Mission, program director, associate director, Church Women United, New York City, 1962-1973; general secretary, National Council Church of Christ in United States of America, New York City, 1974-1984; retired, National Council Church of Christ in United States of America, New York City, 1985; national president, Church Women United, New York City, 1988-1992.
Member National Commision on International Women's Year, 1975-1977, Martin Luther King Junior Federal Holiday Commission, 1985.