CSU Service 1969 to 2003
Faculty, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Volunteer activities center currently around two groups. First is the Dept. of Social Work's Animal Assisted Therapy program (HABIC). My golden retriever, Amber, earned her certification as a therapy dog and we have been working with elementary aged children (1-3 children in individual weekly sessions for a year) who have various diagnoses (autism, emotional/behavioral issues mainly). The other group is the League of Women Voters. I am on the Board and also active in the International Affairs Team. I continue to travel--both internationally and nationally; always among my most favorite activities. Other activities that keep me busy are piano lessons (progress is very slow...enjoyment high), teaching and taking classes with Front Range Forum, water aerobics and other exercise at a local club (but our group spends longer over coffee than working out), and having much more time to enjoy family and friends dining out, going to concerts or the theater, celebrating any tiny event we can think of, and keeping each other laughing. I've decided retirement is the best career ever.