Graduate of Shaw University (1978) BA Behavioral Science.
Member of the following organizations:
- Spring Street Missionary Baptist Church, Henderson, NC
- Shaw University National Alumni Association (Life Member)
- Shaw University Ella Baker Circle
- Granville-Vance-Warren Alumni Chapter of Shaw University (Vice President)
- Shaw University Bears Booster Club ( served as Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and currently serving as Chaplain)
Linnoya is married to Cornell Royster and resides in Henderson, NC.