Betty Bloore Scholarship Essay

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Elizabeth “Betty” Hines Bloore Scholarship
Betty Bloore has given a scholarship to honor her chapter, Delta Rho Chapter, Mississippi. Annually, a scholarship will be granted to a collegiate applicant from Delta Rho. If there is not a qualified applicant from Delta Rho, the scholarship may be granted to any qualified collegiate applicant who is a native Arkansan.
Betty grew up in the small town of Crossett, Arkansas. Her high school days — aside from term papers, book reports, and science projects — were filled with the things that girls of the ‘50s enjoyed most: bunkin’ parties, football games, sock hops, “going steady,” drive-in movies and watching “The Ed Sullivan Show.” She loved the important details of fashion, including saddle shoes,
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She found herself moving around the country often, spending months at a time without her husband. Naturally, most of her time was spent with her children: Beth, Arkansas; and Bill, a member of Pi Kappa Phi at the University of California, Berkeley. No matter where the family lived, there was always a welcoming Kappa alumnae association. Just as in her collegiate days when Betty served as Marshal, Membership Chairman and President of her chapter, she continued active engagement in alumnae associations. Through the years, she served as a member of House Board at the University of Southern California, chapter adviser at the University of Maryland, Province Director of Chapters, an original Regional Director of Alumnae, member of the Ethics and Values Task Force, Director of Alumnae and member of the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation.
Outside of her active participation as a Kappa alumna, Betty was a teacher, served as a church organist, chaired a large antique show, owned a floral design business and led the Washington National Cathedral’s Altar Guild.
As a new member of Delta Rho in 1957, Betty and the members of her new member class were always reminded of the lifelong friendships and associations they would make as collegians as well as alumnae. In the years since, Betty has found this to be very true and she is forever grateful for the lasting ideals afforded her because of her Kappa

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