Degree in vocational education, Kent State University, 1982.
Cosmetology instructor, Belmont Career Center, St. Clairsville, Ohio., since 1981.
School advisor Vocational Industrial Clubs American, St. Clairsville, since 1982, member Ohio State Skill Olympics staff, since 1986, member summer camp staff, since 1983. Member National Education Association, Ohio Education Association, Ohio Vocational Association, American Vocational Association, Ohio State Cosmetology Teachers Association, Polish National Alliance, Eagles Auxiliary, Iota Lambda Sigma.
Daughter of Ray Emmerson and Ina Josephine (Walton) Dawkins. Divorced; children: Kelle S. Porter, Kimberly L. Bilica.