Bachelor of Arts (undergraduate poetry award 1956), U. Oregon, 1956.
Graduate assistant English department U. Oregon, 1956-1957. Advertising copywriter Hutzler"s Department Store, Baltimore, also freelancecopywriter, 1971-1976. Public-editor Kite Lincolnshire magazine, Baltimore, since 1977.
President Aeolus Press, Incorporated., since 1977.
Founder Maryland. Kite Festival, 1967. Publicity chairman Liberty Road Recreation and Parks Council, 1971-1973.
Member public relations committee, editor newsletter Chesapeake council Camp Fire Girls, 1973-1975.
Founder Maryland Kite Festival, 1967. Publicity chairman Liberty Road Recreation & Parks Council, 1971—1973. Member public relations committee.
Editor newsletter Chesapeake Council Camp Fire Girls, 1973—1975. Member of Maryland Kite Society (founder 1969), American Kitefliers Association 1978, Publications Marketing Association.
Married Melvin Emerson Govig, September 4, 1954. Children: Dana Hope Derry, Kari Joy Cress.