Beverly George Everett

Honored by:Lawrence Everett
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I am honoring her for lifetime commitment to equity for women and girls locally, nationally and around the world and for efforts for world peace.

Born in Waverly, Iowa raised in rural Janesville, IA 1926-1943. Graduated ISU in 1947 in Institution Management College of Home Economics. Teacher certification from Wm. Penn College 1963. Beverly Beth George Everett has spent a lifetime involved in programs advocating equity for women here and abroad.

Her research and activism have led her into such diverse areas as agriculture and food problems rural and international development cross-cultural understanding and continuing education. As a stellar member of the American Association of University Women the rural New Sharon resident has served on the AAUW National Board of Directors been its International Representative for International Relations and served in numerous other capacities. She has worked locally statewide and nationally for organizations such as the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO the Iowa Department of Environmental Quality Board of Certification and the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. She chaired the Advisory Committee to the FINE FOUNDATION (first in the Nation in Education) chaired the Advisory Board of the Jane Addams Conference organization in Chicago served on Board of Directors of Family Community Leadership served on the Iowa Humanities Board chaired the AAUW national Nominating Committee served on the Iowa Peace Institute Board (was founding member) served on the Iowa United Methodist Conference Council on Finance and Administration served on the Executive Committee and Board of Iowa Sister States as chair of Planning and Evaluation received Iowa State University's highest award the Distinguished Achievement Citation and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Iowa Wesleyan College.

Beverly received Woman of the Year award in Oskaloosa Iowa in 1993. She was chair of the annual Mahaska County Art on the Square event chair of the Crop Walk event for Mahaska County president of Friends of the Oskaloosa Public Library founding steering committee of the North Mahaska School Foundation. She is currently chair of the ISU Alumni Association Honors & Awards Committee. She continues to write teach workshops and speak widely on issues of concern to women and girls and United Methodist national and world projects and write Readers Theater productions. Beverly was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1983. Beverly has five grown children and ten grandchildren.

12/19/94 Beverly George Everett died January 24, 2001. She was 74 and still very active in ISU projects such as the Extension's Strengthening the Family active in her church and in AAUW.