Beverly Beth George Everett


"I’ve known and admired Bev for many years. Her dedication to the important issues of our time are an inspiration to all of us."
—Alice McKee, 1994

Beverly Beth George Everett has spent a lifetime involved in programs advocating equity for women in Iowa and abroad. Her research and activism have led her into such diverse areas as agriculture and food problems, rural and international development, cross-cultural understanding, and continuing education. As a stellar member of the American Association of University Women, the rural New Sharon, Iowa resident has served on the AAUW National Board of Directors, been its International Representative for International Relations, and served in numerous other capacities. Her multifaceted accomplishments can be seen in an abbreviated list of organizations she has worked for locally, statewide, and nationally. These include the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, the Iowa Department of Environmental Quality Board of Certification, various advisory committees for Iowa State University, and the Governor's Commission on the Status of Women. Everett was born in Waverly, Iowa in 1926. Everett was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1983.

UPDATE: Everett, after completing her term on the Iowa State Extension Advisory Council, accepted a term with the Iowa State Extended and Continuing Education Advisory, and was involved as facilitator for the Art of Association Project of Humanities Iowa. Everett was president and Used Book Sale Chair for the Oskaloosa Branch of AAUW, continued on the Ag and Rural Development Committee of Mahaska County and as liaison for AAUW to the United Nations Association of Iowa. Continued activities with the United Methodist Church in Christian Education, music, United Methodist Women, and District Superintendent Advisory. Everett was a Trustee of Iowa Wesleyan College, serving as chair of its External Relations Committee. She died on January 24, 2001.