Bachelor cum laude, University Minnesota, 1928. HHD (honorary), Eastern Michigan University, 1968. Doctor of Public Service (honorary), Western Michigan University, 1972.
HHD (honorary), Aquinas College, 1985.
Social worker group work, Young Women’s Christian Association, Trenton, New Jersey, 1928-1930; social worker case work, Provident Association, Kansas City, Missoury, 1930-1932; social casework supervisor, Federal Emergency Relief Administration, Kansas City, 1932-1935; social worker group work, Young Women’s Christian Association, Kansas City, 1935-1940; race relations specialist, Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States of America, New York City, 1940-1944; president, Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States of America, New York City, 1967-1973. Member National Women's Advisory Committee on Civil Rights, Washington, 1967-1970. Vice chair National Women's Advisory Committee to Office of Economics Opportunity, Washington, 1968-1970.
Member Human Relations Commission, Grand Rapids, 1955-1968. Honorary member national board Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States of America, 1975-2005, Young Women’s Christian Association of Grand Rapids, 1975-2005. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (life), Grand Rapids Urban League (Community Service award 1982).
Married Earl Williams Wilkins, August 19, 1929 (deceased January 1941). 1 child, Roger Wood; married Robert White Claytor, October 2, 1943 (deceased 1993). Children: Judith Amy, Sharon Anne Claytor Peters.