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Bill & Betty Lou (Egger) Owens Family Scholarship

Bill '52 and Betty Lou Egger (attd. '46-'48) Owens created the Bill & Betty Lou (Egger) Owens Family Scholarship to honor friends who made a special impact on their lives, and to impact Northwest students from the Hopkins region where they were raised.

After serving in the Army and graduating from Northwest with a teaching degree, Bill began his teaching career in Graham, Mo., and Atchison, Kan.  By 1958, he had earned his master's degree in school administration, retiring from the Wheaton, Ill., school system in 1984.  Much of Bill's career was spent as an elementary school principal n sixth-grade teacher.

Betty taught in five one-room school throughout Nodaway County, raised her daughters, Brenda and Beth, and later earned her teaching degree in 1970.  She then taught fourth grade in Bensenville, Ill., and retired from teaching in 1989.  The couple now lives in Beverly Hills, Fla.

The Owens's pursuit of educating others has never wavered, even after retirement.  Establishing The Bill & Betty Lou (Eggers) Owens Family Scholarship in memory of Albert Owens, Vance Geiger, Larry Melvin and Paul Gates is their way of honoring mentors and making a lasting, educational impact on today's students.
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