Associate of Applied Science., Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, 1971. Certified, William Paterson College, 1973. Certified, Jersey State College, 1973.
Certified, Rutgers University, 1982.
Lecturer, author, designer, Sylvia C. Fishman, Bogota, New Jersey, since 1973; founder, president, Stumpwork Society, Bogota, since 1979; editor, public, Stumpwork Society Chronicle, Bogota, since 1979; consultant, Statue of Liberty Clothing & Textile Exhibit, New York City, since 1986; with documentation, Ellis Island Clothing & Textile Collection, New York City, since 1986. Lecturer "Threads of Nostalgia, the Ellis Island Connection, " throughout United States, since 1986. Board advisors cooperative extension service Rutgers University, New Jersey, since 1959.
Member Friends of Fort Lee (New Jersey) Library., since 1970. Member NETWORK, Textile Conservation Group (New York City), Embroiderers' Guild American.
Married Bernard Fishman, September 24, 1918. Children: Carol Fertig, John Fishman.