Diploma, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, 1960. Bachelor of science in nursing, Dana College, 1960. MPN, University Nebraska, 1972.
Doctor of Education, University South Dakota, 1979.
Missionary nurse,, 1960-1964. Clinical nurse specialist Villa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, 1984-1986. Psychiatric nurse therapist Doctor R. L. Jimenez, 1985-1986.
Dean nursing and science Incarnate Word College, 1987-1992, associate professor, since 1992.
Member American Nurses Association (honorary awards committee 1977-1980), Texas Nurses Association (vice president 1988-1990), South Dakota Nurses Association (president 1971-1975), Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Carolyn K. Sorensen, April 5, 1959. Children: Lynnae Irene, Diane Kristine, Woldegerina.