Program Assistant
Florida Atlantic University
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
SeaTech Campus
101 North Beach Road - Room 234
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Phone: (954) 924-7205
Fax: (954) 924-7270
My Website/Home Page:
My Illuminations Site:
My FAU Home Page:
My Webweaver Page:


Associates in Arts Degree - Secretarial, Nasson College, Springvale, Maine, 1963.


WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Basic HTML, Advanced HTML, WISE Developer Course, Excel, Blackboard, Marketing, Photography, Creative Writing, Women in Communications, Public Relations, and Ballet for the Theater.


October 14, 1988 - Present:
Program Assistant - Current Position as of October 31, 1997
Formerly, Senior Word Processing Systems Operator (Dec. 1989 - Oct. 1997)
and, Secretary Specialist II (Oct. 1988 - Dec. 1989)
SeaTech, Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton and Dania Beach, Florida.

Acting as a liaison between the new SeaTech Campus in Dania Beach, Florida, and the Boca Raton, Florida, Campuses, assisting with updating and maintaining our Department's website, assisting with the V-Tel system and Blackboard, concentrating on special recruiting activities, and providing activities and tours for guests who visit the SeaTech facility. Heavy word processing using the following word processing programs: Windows NT 4.0, Office 2000, Word 2000, WordPerfect 8.0 Powerpoint 97 and 2000, Excel 97 and 2000, and Basic HTML (also have used Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 and 97, WordPerfect 5.1, 6.0, and 8.0, Mass 11, WordStar, and T3). Word processing of a technical and statistical nature with complicated mathematical equations and detailed charts for research proposals and professional papers to be published, as well as regular word processing for graduate brochures, annual reports, ABET, submarine races, memos, correspondence, databases for mail/merge and list processing, etc. for the ocean engineering professors. Taking telephone calls, making travel reservations, typing travel reimbursements, assisting with student registration, recruiting, ordering textbooks, and handling special projects from time to time, such as involvement in the International Human Submarine Races and SeaTech. Producing annual reports, compiling and typing ABET and tenure packages, and developing Powerpoint slide presentations, manuals and brochures, including producing a professional colored folding brochure in Microsoft Word with text and 15 scanned photographs inserted, positioned, sized, cropped, etc., from layout to printing, are also part of my duties.


SeaTech Campus
of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering

Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Department at FAU

Florida Atlantic University's
(FAU) Home Page

January 1, 1996 - Present:
Home-Based Desktop Publishing/Word Processing and Web Design Services, Pompano Beach, Florida.

Typing for clients on a part-time basis, designing web pages, creating PowerPoint presentations, greeting cards, brochures, manuals, newsletters, term papers, theses, mailing lists (databases) for mass mailings, correspondence, etc. as well as printing computerized astrological profiles. Programs: Windows98, Microsoft Word for Windows 2000, WordPerfect98, Microsoft Powerpoint (my specialty), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Works, and Expert Astrologer.

My Word Processing Service

My Web Design Service

May 20, 1999 - June 20, 2008:
Independent Fashion Coordinator, Weekenders USA, Inc.

September 1986 - 1992:
Beauty Consultant, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

1987 - 1988:
Independent Contractor, U.S.A. Temps, Personnel One, Prime Placement, and Office Specialists (Temporary Help Agencies), Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, Florida.

1979 - 1986:
Customer Service Representative, Telecable Of Broward County (now AT&T), Margate, Florida.

1977 - 1978:
Waitress, Criterion One, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

1970 - 1971:
Secretary to the Vice President, Financial Life Insurance Company, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

1963 - 1967:
Secretary to the Office Manager, Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

1963 - 1964:
Ballroom Dance Instructor, Boston Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts.


Banana Boat Restaurant, Coral Springs, Florida; The Farmington News, Farmington, New Hampshire; and Reed/Haskell 5 & 10 Store, Farmington, New Hampshire.


Women In Cable - three years member; two years as treasurer of our local chapter, one year as editor of our chapter's newsletter.

Toastmasters International - one year member.

The Choral Springers (choral group), one year member.

Sunrise Arts Theater and Opus Thirty (community theater groups) - working as an actress and also backstage, for ten years.


Reading, photography (one of my photographs, "Baptism Hat", has been published in the International Library of Photography's book, "Passing Memories"), videography, cooking, astrology, metaphysics, acting, ballroom dancing, swimming, word processing, creating greeting cards, computerized newsletters, astrological charts, Powerpoint slide presentations (my specialty), designing web pages, and writing short stories and poetry. My poem, entitled "A World of Peace" was published in the National Library of Poetry Anthology, "At Days End". Three of my poems, "Dancing in the Mirror", "Shades of Blue", and "Silent Words of Love", have been published in the International Library of Poetry's book, "The Silence Within". I have also received an International Poet of Merit Silver Award Bowl and a Bronze Commemorative Medallion from the International Society of Poets (International Society of Poets Summer Convention and Symposium, August 23-25, 2002).

REFERENCES Available upon request.




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