Friday, April 22, 2011

Meet Betty Haynes - 2011 Woman of Distinction

Betty Haynes has contributed to her community as a member of the board at Wells Fargo Bank, Hospice of Cullman County, Cullman Regional Medical Center Foundation, United Way of Cullman County, Wallace State Community College Alumni Committee and Guild & Gala Committee. After college, she worked as a dental hygienist and served as president of both the Cullman County Dental Hygiene Association and the Alabama Dental Hygiene Association.

Haynes has been recognized by Cullman Regional Medical Center (CRMC) for chairing the Patron’s Committee. She was presented with the “Olympic Medal” for raising the most money for hospice projects by Hospice of Cullman. Her honors include the Emma Marie Eddleman citizenship award from Cullman County Area Chamber of Commerce, the Henry C. Arnold Humanitarian Award from CRMC, the Rotary Club’s Service Above Others award and Ms. Senior Alabama in 1997. In 2009, Wallace State Community College named their theatre after Haynes.

Haynes states, “Through giving of yourself to others, you learn and know people and understand they just want to be loved, needed and appreciated regardless of their status in life.”

Haynes will be recognized at the North Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 27. For more information, visit