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Ruth Foell Hill, American Language consultant. Certified teacher, California. Named Outstanding Athlete Women's Athletic Association, Woman of the Year, American Biographical Institute, 1994, International Poetry Hall of Fame, 1998; Hewlett Foundation scholar.


Hill, Ruth Foell was born on September 13, 1931 in Houston, Texas, United States. Daughter of Ernest William and Florence Margaret (Kane) Foell.


Student, Principia College, Elsah, Illinois, 1950. Student, Iowa State University, 1951. Bachelor, University California, Berkeley, 1952.

Postgraduate, San Diego State, 1955. Postgraduate, Central Piedmont, 1981.


Owner, director Art Gallery of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1966-1975. Ecumenical board Campus Ministry, Charlotte. With referral service Charlotte Bed and Breakfast Registry, 1980-1990.

Language consultant Berlitz International, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1988-1991. English as Second Language teacher Albemarle Elementary School, since 2000. Certified consultant Performax International.

Attendee United Nations Decade for Women Conference, non-governmental organization Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 1985, Women and Global Security Conference, 1986, emerging issues forum North Carolina State University, 1987-1993. Presenter Southeastern Women's Studies Conference.


  • Certified teacher, California.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry) Noble House, 2003. Contributor poetry to The National Library of Poetry International Hall of Fame.


Board directors, chairman natural resources committee League of Women Voters. Coordinator United States Information Agency grant region 6, International Exchange Network. Member North Carolina Leadership Forum, North Carolina Citizens Assembly, 1989.

Chairman Week of Education Public Forum on Energy, Union Concerned Scientists, 1990-1993. Board directors National Women's Conference Commission, since 1994. Member education subcommittee Mayor's International Cabinet, 1995.

Member Congress House speaker's Citizen Task Force, since 1995. Member Republican Platform Committee and National Presidential Task Force, 1999, Republican Inner Circuit, 1995. Member education committee Charlotte/Mecklenberg Historic Properties, 1986-1988.

Member groundwater subcommittee Mecklenburg County Commissioners, 1987. Member American Association of University Women (vice president membership committee, board directors), Americans for Legal Reform (national advisory board), American Farm Land Trust, United Nations Association United States of America (chapter president 1991-1993, co-chair United Nations Day Queens College 1992, North Carolina division secretary 1993-1994, UN50 chair 1995, Southern Summit Queens College 2002), Carolina Council on World Affairs, Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Art Guild (president 1967-1968), Midwest Academy, World Wide Women in Environment, New York Academy of Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, environmental issues, international exchange networking.


Children: Linden Ruth, Andrea Grace.

Ernest William Foell

Florence Margaret (Kane) Foell

Linden Ruth Hill

Andrea Grace Hill