|Blythe M. Bowen (Hummer)
Betty Bowen Duncan was born in Iowa, went to work in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and spent her married life in Pennsylvania. She was active on campus while in school. She belonged to Alpha Delta Pi and also to all the honorary organizations for which she was eligible.
Iowa State University - 1954 BS- Applied Art
Interior designer-Armstrong Cork Co. (now World Industries)
Director of Children's Work First Presbyterian Church
Director of Christian Education First Presbyterian Church
Consultant-Parish Resource Center
Free-lance consultant-interior decoration Christian education
Director-Resource Center-Donegal Presbytery P.C. (USA)
Former member YWCA
-served as teacher in "Holiday for Wives"
Lancaster Alumnae Panhellenic 1955- present
-elected: treasurer, secretary, vice president, president
-served as chairperson & member of numerous committees
American Association of University Women 1955-present
-Lancaster Branch - president, lst vice president, parliamentarian, education foundation chairperson, Cultural Interests Area
Representative, chairperson & member of numerous committees member of the Board of Directors, chairperson of book sale, Holly Trail chairperson five different years, Idea House chairperson (founder of this event), Women's History Project Chairperson and chairperson of Julianna Room project.
-Board of Directors 7 years - Cultural Interests Area Representative Education Foundation Program chairperson
-activities in the Presbyterian Church as school teacher, school superintendent, vacation church school, choirs, Christian Education Committee, Worship & Music Committee, editor of newsletter, member of Presbyterian Women, ruling elder, Nominating Committee chairperson
Presbytery of Donegal (3 county area-63 churches)
-Christian Education Committee. Camp & Conference Committee, Worship and Sacraments Committee, Executive Committee & General Council
-Chairperson of 993 Presbytery Day and elected lst Vice Moderator of Presbytery Synod (3 state area)
-Christian Education Committee, executive committee, Intensive Teacher Training committee member and staff for events, Synod School committee and staff member. Dean of Weekend Synod School (3 times)
Lancaster County Library
-Board Member and served on many committees
-storyteller (5 years)
Released Time Christian Education Program (15 years)
-Board of Directors teacher coordinator of the program.
-Chairperson and member Phoenix (a national organization for Christian clowns, mimes, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers) - member of planning committee for 2 national conventions. Publicity chairman for Lancaster event.
Parish Resource Center
-member of organizing committee that established the Center. Member of Board of Directors
Fulton Opera House
-Lancaster - Assistant to head usher.
Playhouse in the Park
-Ephrata - volunteer usher
-Hershey - volunteer usher