Betsy Johnson '70 receives Moyer Award

Betsy Milligan Johnson '70 was presented with the Eleanore Watts Moyer Award during a private presentation in mid-November. The Moyer Award recognizes individuals who have given exemplary voluntary service to the College.

Moyer Award recipient Betsy Johnson

Johnson came out of retirement in 2009 to be the director of internships for the Business Scholars Program. For the past seven years, she donated her entire salary to the programs’ internship fund and, through her efforts, worked with every junior business scholar to secure a paid project-based internship.

She used her extensive network of Hanover alumni, high school and college friends, sorority sisters, family and previous colleagues to identify potential hosts for internships. She has been instrumental in the successful placement of more than 300 internships during her tenure. In addition, she has personally driven scholars to interviews hours away, donated funds for scholars to purchase suitable interview attire, and even made sure these students were armed with suitable housing, transportation and a basic knowledge of the skills needed to live independently.

She and her husband, Jerry, have attended admission events and hosted numerous social and business events in their home, including Hanover alumni, prospective students and their parents, community members, educators from Indiana and Kentucky universities as well as state, business and government leaders.

Johnson graduated from Hanover in 1970 with a degree in sociology and later earned a master’s degree in education with a specialization in counseling from George Washington University. Prior to her work at the College, she has served as a rehabilitation counselor, program administrator and an associate dean of students at Purdue University.

2017 Eleanore Watts Moyer Award nomination

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