Nancy Clendenin Terrell was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1940 to James Emmett Terrell, Executive Vice President of Mead Johnson Company and Nannie Belle Clendenin. This article is about the city of Richmond the capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nancy is an internationally known journalist whose articles featuring cruising and life in the greater Caribbean are widely read. She is a graduate of DePauw University and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Literature from the University of Southern Mississippi where she was an honors student. DePauw University in Greencastle Indiana, USA is a private national liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2400 students The University of Southern Mississippi ( USM, but frequently referred to as Southern Miss) is a four-year public University located primarily Her brother, James Terrell, was a noted architect, well known for his AIDS activism, according to his obituary in the New York Times.
Nancy was "Miss Nancy" on Romper Room in the 1960s and 1970s for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Romper Room is a children's Television series which ran in the United States from 1953 to 1994 as well as at various times in Canada, Australia The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. In 1973 she hosted the daily program Southern Outlook for General Electric Cablevision (GEC), one of the first cable companies in America. With her crew of five, she traveled the southern states and videotaped over 700 on location programs for General Electric. Two of her documentaries on "The Problems of Aging in America" won the first place award from The Associated Press in both 1974 and 1975. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio These studies were used as guidelines for problems addressing senior citizens by AARP in the 1970s. For the AppleTalk protocol developed by Apple Computer, see AppleTalk address resolution protocol (AARP During these two years she was also named as an Outstanding Young Women of America.
In 1982 the City of Biloxi, Mississippi, featured Nancy's weavings when it opened the Biloxi Cultural Center now known as The George E. Ohr Arts and Cultural Center. The One Woman Show, consisted of 20 of her weavings, is featured in Fiber Art; they hang in homes and restaurants throughout North America. Nancy was also chosen by the Mississippi Arts Commission to represent the tri-state area as a Master Weaver at the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition. The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition was a World's Fair held in New Orleans Louisiana.
In 1982 Nancy Terrell (Longnecker) edited a book published by the University Press of Mississippi entitled "Dusti Bonge - The Life of an Artist. The University Press of Mississippi, founded in 1970 is a publisher that is sponsored by the eight state universities in Mississippi: Alcorn State University " Funding was provided by Standard Oil, Litton Industries Inc. and the City of Biloxi. Standard Oil was a predominant American integrated oil producing transporting refining and marketing company Named after inventor Charles Litton Sr, Litton Industries was a large defense contractor in the United States, bought by the Northrop Grumman Corporation The book was given to each high school art student, in the state of Mississippi, who was taking advanced/abstract art. Nancy and Ms. Bonge traveled throughout the state presenting a slide show of Bonge's art and explaining abstract art to art students. The Mississippi Commission on the Arts later filmed a documentary of the book Dusti Bonge - Life of an Artist interviewing Ms. Bonge before her death in 1993.
Nancy then went on, in 1986, to edit Leif Anderson's book on abstract/interpretive dance, Dancing through Airth. Anderson is the youngest daughter of internationally known artist Walter Inglis Anderson and is the author of several other books on dance
In 1986 Nancy moved to the British Virgin Islands where she began freelance writing for such magazines as Cruising World Magazine, Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine, Caribbean Boating, Nautical Scene,Caribbean Compass,Caribbean Landfalls, Crew Life and All At Sea. Walter Inglis Anderson ( September 29 1903 - November 30 1965) was an American painter writer and naturalist The British Virgin Islands ( BVI) is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. Nancy worked actively for both the West End Yacht Club and the Royal BVI Yacht Club located on the island of Tortola. Tortola is the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, a group of islands which form part of the Archipelago of the Virgin Islands. She is currently a full time cruiser who covers the Caribbean for All At Sea magazine
Nancy makes her home on a 35 year old classic Roughwater Trawler Swan Song, where she lives with her partner of 16 years, Captain Dave Cooper.