Alumni & Parent Programs

Billie Lou Wood '51

AlumniBLWoodBillie 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.