Bethany Murray, a life-long Monroe County resident, came to the local Tri Kappa chapter several years ago at the urging of her new neighbor, Nancy Gettinger.
“I needed to expand my social life outside of just my family,” Beth said. “I really enjoy the community service we do.”
Beth attained her doctorate in public health and now teaches at the Indiana University School of Medicine, following years of serving her community as a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatry.
For her doctoral dissertation, the Bloomington North graduate studied women’s health in Swaziland. She traveled to Africa once for research and twice more with student nurses.
“I met the king, sat at his feet and gifted him a first-aid kit,” Beth says with a laugh.
Her passion for helping people is what led Beth to her love of Tri Kappa’s monthly “Small Sacrifice” for charity.
“It gives us an opportunity to do lots of service work that’s not only monetary,” she says.
Beth and her husband, Jim, have five children between them. In her spare time, she volunteers as a Girl Scout leader for her granddaughter’s troop and participates in 100 Plus Women Who Care. She is looking forward to putting her Master Gardener skills to work this spring on Tri Kappa’s Flower Sales Committee.
More About Bethany:
Grew up on a small farm
Showed horses until she was 18
Is a grandmother to three adorable grandchildren
Loves to travel, with Costa Rica being her favorite destination “so far”