Betsy Ford BS '70

  • 01/21/2020

    Betsy Ford BS ’70 earned her degree in deaf education and says she felt “shot out of a cannon” after graduation. She dove happily into teaching deaf kids and then originated a PBS series for deaf children that won two regional Emmy’s (among other accolades). Along the way, she worked as a nonprofit manager, a TV newscaster, a writer, and a sign language interpreter. Ford also cobuilt her local Mendocino Film Festival. As she works through chronic illness, she is delaying retirement until her upbeat episodic TV show proposal finds a great network home.