displays her collection in her office in the College of Education,
but hopes to showcase it around the world after her Web site is
one has a story, and every one has a memory," she said.
"I'm into collecting memories."
collected treasures from St. Vincent, the British Virgin Islands,
Barbados, Martinique and other islands when she lived in Puerto
Rico for several years, teaching on cruise ships. One of her many
Caribbean treasures is a broom doll from St. Lucia.
1990, she traveled to Australia, where she worked with the Royal
Australian Navy on designing some interactive course software to
teach pilots how to fly helicopters. And added a scuba diver to
she toured the Czech Republic's and Poland's concentration camps,
she picked up a carving of a mother and child. Two Greek nymphs,
Serenity and Earth, were gifts from her sister, who lives in
Greece two months each year. Her collection depicts the culture of
each nation. Some are gifts from USF students
She purchased a handmade straw dolls in Belarus.
grew up during the Cold War, and it's amazing to go now and talk
to them. I was treated very well. I worked with university faculty
and students, as part of their international studies