I am an audiologist who grew up in southern Indiana where high school basketball ruled. Graduated from Shelbyville High School. Went to Indiana University and studied Psychology. I was influenced greatly by my high school Psychology teacher Frank Barnes. He led Shelbyville to the State Championship in 1947, the year my mother graduated. Bill Garrett was on that team and he was the first African American to play in the Big Ten at IU.
During our junior and senior years at Shebyville we were honored to play Crispus Attucks in Indy who was coached by Bill Garrett. Our gymnasium in Shelbyville was named after that great player and coach.
Marvin Wood was our athletic director. Many of you know that Marvin Wood was the coach of little Milan high school who also won a State Championship. The movie "Hoosiers" was based on the Milan team.
After IU, I went to Ball and obtained a Masters in Audiology. I then went to Purdue for a Ph.D. in Audiology. Have lived in Fort Wayne since then and thoroughly enjoy my work. I am a member of the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club.
I have two wonderful sons and now three grandchildren. What more could I ask for?