In honor of Dr. Kell’s educational career, Ann Kell established this unrestricted scholarship in her mother’s memory.
Combining her love of teaching and travel gave Vanetta Bynum Kell a unique summertime hobby: she served as a visiting faculty member at universities in Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.
Kell earned a degree in commerce at OCW in 1940. At the University of Oklahoma, she added a master’s and a doctorate. After 15 years teaching business in Oklahoma high schools, Dr. Kell eventually chaired the business department at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.
She wrote numerous articles for educational and professional journals and yearbooks. A liberally educated young woman, Kell also was interested in the arts. She was active in community and educational groups, as well as theatre and symphony guilds. She served as a consultant to various educational groups and corporations. Dr. Kell was listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the West and Oustanding Educators and Leaders in Education. She was named to the USAO Alumni Hall of Fame in 1975. Back to Scholarship Page