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Betty Jean Hill

Betty Jean Hill, American nursing educator, academic administrator. Registered Nurse, Michigan. Fellow AASCU Academy Leadership, 1991-1993, Harvard Institute for Educational Management, 1992, Northern Economic Initiatives Corporation, since 1992.


  • Hill, Betty Jean was born on November 27, 1937 in Ishpeming, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Azarius William and Evelyn (Herring) Parsons.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Nursing, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, 1972. Master of Education, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, 1974. Master in Nursing, Wayne State University, 1977.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1979.


    • Staff nurse St. Luke's Hospital, Marquette, 1958-1960. Supervisor Meadowbrook Hospital, Bellaire, Michigan, 1959-1960. Head nurse St. Luke's Hospital, Marquette, 1960-1962, clinical instructor, 1868-1870.

      Assistant professor Northern Michigan University, 1972-1975, associate professor, 1978-1980, assistant dean, 1980-1982, dean, professor, since 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Registered Nurse, Michigan.


    • Contributor articles to journals. Author: (with others) Theory Construction, 1981.


    The Church must be self-critical before it presumes to be critical of others.


    Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


    Fund Chairperson Hospice, Marquette, 1988. Member Michigan and National League for Nursing, Michigan Association Colleges of Nursing (treasurer 1986-1990), Midwest Alliance in Nursing, American Association State College and Universities, American Association Colleges and Nursing, Marquette Economic Club (president 1989-1990), Rotary Club, Planned Parenthood, Sigma Theta Tau.



    Boating, dance, reading, golf.


    • Married Edwin E. Hill, November 27, 1959 (deceased 1979). Children: Cheryl, Kenneth. Married Harold Ralph Pawley, June 27, 1981.
    • father: Azarius William Parsons
    • mother: Evelyn (Herring) Parsons
    • spouses: Edwin E. Hill
    • Harold Ralph Pawley
    • children: Cheryl Hill
    • Kenneth Hill
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    Born November 27, 1937