Billie Lou Wood '51
Billie Lou Wood has often been described as the
"consummate volunteer." She is a true friend of worthwhile causes,
a strong advocate of community betterment, and a believer in the
phrase "actions speak louder than words." She has been known to
donate her time and energy to such organizations as the Children's
Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association, the Indianapolis Museum
of Art and, of course, Butler University.
As an undergraduate at Butler, Billie Lou became involved with a
host of campus activities that not only brought her enjoyment, but
also established a level of meaningful involvement that would shape
her future. As a member of Delta Delta Delta, the Butler Young
Republicans, the Elementary Education Club, Future Leaders of
American and the Women's Association, among others, Billie Lou had
only just begun to give back to the institution that would provide
her with a solid base on which to learn and grow.
Billie Lou served on the Commission for the Future of Butler
University, played a pivotal role in the creation of the Ovid
Butler Society, and is a member of the Butler University Board of
Trustees. She and her husband, Dick, are a viable part of the
Butler scene. They are frequent visitors to Clowes Memorial Hall
and Hinkle Fieldhouse, and remain active in the daily life and
growth of the university.