Beth Martin, Judy Mellor Volunteer Service Award 2018

Elizabeth Martin obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1962. She received her MS in Education with an Arizona Vocational Teaching Certificate from the University of Arizona in 1971 and went on to receive her American Dietetic Registration and was presented with the Arizona Community College Permanent Regular Teaching Certificate in 1972.  Beth spent over four decades working in all aspects of clinical dietetics and management in the hospital setting, including ten years of service as manager of dietary services at a major Tucson hospital until her retirement in 2004. She served in leadership positions with numerous philanthropic, professional and honorary organizations.


Beth tirelessly works to promote the University of Arizona and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Since its inception in 1979, Beth has served in key roles on the Norton School Council of Alumni and Friends serving as events coordinator, secretary, vice president and president several times.  Additionally, she has served on the Scholarship and Awards Committees.  Beth assumed the role as our UA Alumni Association Representative in 1997. She was the important link for bringing important actions of the UAAA back to the Council. Beth also served as past president of the College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) Council Board of Directors and the University Of Arizona National Board Of Directors. She was worked numerous events and activities for CALS, such as honoring graduates at convocations, raising funds for scholarships, and supporting the Norton School’s Campaign Cornerstones.


Beth demonstrated her strong desire to support education and students by providing a meeting room named for her and her late husband, Edward Martin, in the Norton School building. She has works on an ongoing basis for Cowbells and enjoys the opportunity to be out in the community by her involvement in Cowbells where she promotes agriculture and student involvement. Beth works to empower women in all aspects of their life and organizes and hosts several women’s events each year. Beth has been recognized with the Council of Alumni and Friend’s Professional Achievement Award, the Bear Down Award from the University of Arizona Association, the Legacy Lane Title that was dedicated in her honor by Sigma Kappa Sorority in recognition of her dedication. In 2009, she was awarded CALS Lifetime Achievement award in 2009 for dedication to promoting the growth of the college.


Thank you, Beth, for your dedication to the mission, vision and education of the Norton School, the Council of Alumni and Friends CALS, and the University.  All your dedication and lifelong volunteer service is appreciated.  Thank you for a job well done.

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