High School: Central and Parkview High Schools, Springfield, Missouri.
- Top 15 in nation in debate competition. Winner of numerous awards in debate competition and extemporaneous speaking.
Drury College, 1959, Springfield, MO.
- Activities: Member: Lambda Chi Alpha, Social Fraternity; Pi Kappa Delta, Honorary Speech Fraternity; Member “A” Debate Team, best win-loss ratio at Drury.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1960.
- Activities: Officer, Inter-Fraternity Council; Officer,
Lambda Chi Alpha.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 1961-2
Degree: Bachelor of Science, Public Administration.
- Activities: Member “A” Debate Team, best win-loss record for 1961, 1961. Attended 20 college tournaments in Big 8, Big 10. Cited by President Elmer Ellis for EXCELLENCE IN DEBATE. AWARD OF MERIT, Stephens Oratory Contest, 1961. AWARD OF MERIT, Stephens College, 19061. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Debate, Stephens College, 1961. M.U. Extemporaneous Speaking Contest, 2nd Place, 1961, 1962. Member: Delta Sigma Pi, Business Fraternity, Athenaen Society.