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Betty Jo Welch

consultant , communications educator

Betty Jo Welch, American communications educator, consultant. Chairman board directors Wilmington Civic Ballet, 1981-1988; board directors Hospitality House Wilmington, 1985-1988; committee chairman Zonta Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington, 1985-1988. Member Southern Speech Communication Association (states advisory chair 1986-1987), Speech Communication Association (vice chairman senior college and university section 1985-1986).

Background

Welch, Betty Jo was born on March 7, 1934 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Nathan Robert Hyde and Ruth (Kemp) Patterson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1956. Master of Arts, Middle Tennessee State University, 1957. Educational Specialist, George Peabody College, 1963.

Doctor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1980.

Career

Instructor George Peabody College, Nashville, 1967-1970. From assistant professor to professor communications University North Carolina, Wilmington, 1970-1988. Chairman University North Carolina Faculty Assembly, Chapel Hill, 1986-1987.

Consultant in field, 1980-1988.

Works

  • Author: Complement to Basic Speech, 1976, 2d review edition, 1979. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Chairman board directors Wilmington Civic Ballet, 1981-1988. Board directors Hospitality House Wilmington, 1985-1988. Committee chairman Zonta Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington, 1985-1988.

Member Southern Speech Communication Association (states advisory chair 1986-1987), Speech Communication Association (vice chairman senior college and university section 1985-1986).

Connections

Married Alan Fox Welch, September 14, 1957. Children: Lisa Claire, Laura Brittain, Allan Neil.

father:
Nathan Robert Hyde Patterson

mother:
Ruth (Kemp) Patterson

spouse:
Alan Fox Welch

children:
Lisa Claire Welch

Laura Brittain Welch

Allan Neil Welch