Diploma, Anderson High School, 1950.
Reporter, The Anderson (Indiana) Herald, 1964;
news editor, The Anderson (Indiana) Herald, 1973-1978;
associate editor, The Anderson (Indiana) Herald, 1978-1982;
assistant managing editor, The Anderson (Indiana) Herald, 1982-1987;
copy editor, Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana, 1987-1989;
writer, editor, lifestyle editor, private practice, since 1990. Vice president National Federation Press Women, 1989-1991, marketing/public relations director, 1991-1995,literature director, 1995-1997, president's advisory county, 1997-1999. Director Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame, since 1987.
President Indiana Eastern Chapter Society Professional Journalists, 1979, Woman's Press Club of Indiana, 1979-1982.
Founding director Planned Parenthood, Madison County, 1968. President Soroptimist International, Anderson, Indiana, 1972, Anderson Beta Sigma Phi Council, 1963. Treasurer Eastern Center Indiana Women in Communications, 1976 (Communicator of Achievement award, 1982).
Senior fellow Women in Communications, Anderson University. Member Woman's Press Club of Indiana Education Fund Inc., Anderson Council of Women, Society Professional Journalists, Indianapolis Press Club, Dolphin Club, Edgewood Country Club, Beta Sigma Phi International.
Married George Jason Hawes, February 11, 1950. Children: George Kelly Hawes, William Kevin Hawes, Kimberly Ellen Hawes.