Betty Prohodsky Scholarship

Betty Prohodsky Memorial

About the Betty Prohodsky Scholarship: Betty Patricia Bond Prohodsky was born on November 9, 1918 to L.J. “Jack” Bond and Frances Marie Martin Bond. Betty passed away October 3, 2008 in Emporia, Kansas. She married U.S. Navy Ensign Michael Prohodsky on March 27, 1945 at the First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado. Betty graduated from El Dorado High School, the University of Kansas (Bachelor of Arts in History and Lifetime Teaching Certificate), and she received her Master?s Degree from Emporia State University (along with an additional 40 hours in English). Betty taught ninth grade English Composition and Literature at El Dorado and later taught at Butler Community College. She was instrumental in starting the college’s High Q program. Betty was known as a very tough, but also a very fair and compassionate teacher. She believed that grades were earned, not given. She expected the very best effort of her students. Betty believed that academic excellence was to be rewarded. Her granddaughter remembers putting forth her very best effort in hopes to be rewarded with “Baba” displaying her work proudly on the swinging door in the kitchen.