- BS Forestry 1976
- BA Liberal Arts 1976
Phyllis graduated from Michigan Tech in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. She earned her Master of Science in Parks and Recreational Land Management from Michigan State University in 1981. She is currently forest supervisor on the Ottawa National Forest in the western end of the Upper Peninsula. She is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the National and Wisconsin chapters of the Society of American Foresters, the Michigan Outdoor Writers Association, and the American Forestry Association.
From the 1997 Presidential Council of Alumnae Induction.