Bobbie Wanzo became a member of the Theta Delta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in May of 1973 while a student at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She began her long career in Illinois state government following graduation. Bobbie worked for the state of Illinois for the next forty years, holding a variety of administrative and management positions. In 2010, she received the Chicago Defender Women Excellence Award. She is a charter member of Springfield Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter (SDAAC).