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130 Betty Jean Arnett Ward

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October 4, 1917 - November 10, 2012



Betty Ward

Personal Data

Born:  October 4, 1917, Clarinda, Page Co., IA

Parents:  Lewis Arnett and Carrie Belle Oldham

Married: David L. Ward, April 1945

Died: November 10, 2012, Rockville, Montgomery Co., MD


Betty Ward's career in adult and continuing education began as Adjunct Lecturer in the Adult Education Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. From 1956-1986, she served as Adult Education Research Assistant/Manpower Development Specialist and Deputy Director of the African-American Affairs Staff at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare/The U.S. Office of Education.



BS Commerce, University of Iowa,

MA University of Iowa




Department of Education


1986, she has served as International Education Policy Specialist with the U.S. Department of Education's International and Territorial Services Staff and has attended the Third World Conference on Adult Education in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Consultant Conference on University Adult Education in Accra, Ghana, the International Federation of University Women's Conference in Tokyo, Japan and Stirling, Scotland, and the UN's Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.  



Awards and Honors

Beta Gamma Sigma, Commerce Honorary Society

1996 U.S. Department of Education Award for 49 years of Dedicated Public Service to the people of the United States. 



Membership-Professional Organizations

1975-1976 President of the Adult Education Association of the USA 

President, American Association of University Women, Washington, DC





Professional Interest Areas



Major Contributions to Adult Education



Additional Resources



Photo Gallery








Interesting Facts

Worked for Department of Education for 68 years 










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