Hastings Gazette Journal September 14, 1882
ABOUT OUR AUTHORS
Dr. Ethel Tilley, who served as Dean of Women and Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Hastings College from 1937 to 1944, received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and both her Master of Arts degree and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Boston University.
A writer of religious articles for children’s publications, she was also a major collector of poetry and limericks especially geared to the edification and enjoyment of young readers.
For twenty years before her retirement from teaching in 1970, Doctor Tilley was a member of the faculty of Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She died in Durham, North Carolina in 1972.
ANNA FRENCH JOHNSON
As a young woman, hailing from York, Nebraska, Anna French entered the Hastings Academy-College complex as a student in 1885. It was here that she met, for the first time, her husband-to-be and began a training which would equip her for the exceedingly worthwhile, but strenuous life of an early-day mid-American minister’s wife. In the late 1930s she took the time to transfer from her diary and her acute memory descriptions of growing up in Middle America during the final years of the nineteenth century and the early decades of the twentieth. Her descriptions of “college life” in a nineteenth-century prairie state make for delightful and informative reading.
BETH NEWELL (MARVEL) MARTI ‘25
Beth Newell received from Hastings College her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1925 and her Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degree in 1962. In 1960 she was the recipient of the Hastings College Alumni Achievement Citation.
During the 1960s she served two terms as the U.S National President of the Y.W.C.A. and in 1965 was honored for her outstanding service in civic activities by the Editors of Who’s Who of American Women.
Mrs. Marti served as a member of the Hastings, Nebraska, Public School Board, was President of the Hastings Mental Health Association, was a member of the Adams County, Nebraska, Chapter of the American Red Cross, and held membership on the Nebraska Governor’s Coordination Committee for Youth Activities.
Beth Newel Marvel Marti served as an active member of the Hastings College Board of Trustees from 1964 to 1988.