category: Faculty Emeriti - In Memory Of

Betty Hoyle Logan

Associate Professor Emerita of Business

Betty Hoyle Logan

Betty Hoyle Logan (1926-2015)
 was born in Shelby, N.C.
 Her parents were Alex and
 Evelyn Shyte Hoyle. She graduated from Shelby High
 School in the Class of 1943.
 Logan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secretarial administration from Woman’s 
College in Greensboro (now 
the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 1947; she received her Master of Arts
 degree in education from Appalachian State University in 1961.

Logan began her teaching career in 1947 at Kings Mountain (N.C.) High School in the business department. In 1948, she was married to James W. Logan of Forest City, N.C. In 1949, she chose to accept a teaching position in the business department at Cool Springs High School in Forest City. When her first daughter was born, Logan decided to become a full-time mother for the next seven years. In 1957, Logan accepted a teaching position at Gardner-Webb in the business department. In this position she taught classes in typewriting, shorthand, office procedure, and office machines.

Logan held this position from 1957 until 1974. In 1974, she accepted the position of transcript evaluator in the Registrar’s Office at Gardner-Webb and remained in this position until her retirement in 1989; she was then selected as faculty emerita.

In retirement, she maintained a high level of community involvement in Forest City until she moved to Lexington, N.C. While in Forest City, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Forest City, where she served as department superintendent, Girls in Action director, and as a member of the choir. She also worked with the Rutherford Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer. She was an avid reader and enjoyed a form of stitchery called crewel.

The Logans raised two daughters, Cathy Logan Mogge, born in 1950, and Nancy Logan Mack, born in 1954. Cathy and Nancy both received undergraduate degrees in education from Gardner-Webb.

During her active years, Logan had a high level of devotion to family, church, and community and served as a positive example of correct priorities and proper values.

Source: Personal Interview—Marty Hopper

Updated: 2015, Dr. Darlene Gravett

Updated: 2022, Noel T. Manning II

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