Terry holds a master of arts degree from SU as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. For several years she taught interior design as an adjunct instructor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She retired as a designer and buyer for Mangurians, Inc., a family-owned corporation. She has been an active volunteer for the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, New York. Her sons, Brian ’04 and Jeffrey ’05, both graduated from SU:VPA.