Dr. Betty Jean Brannan’s 36 year career was in education in home economics/family and community sciences as a secondary teacher, university professor, cooperative extension faculty member, and administrator. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma College for Women in 1953 with a major in Vocational Home Economics. She earned a Master of Science Degree in 1955 with a major in Home Economics Education and a Doctor of Education Degree in 1961 with a major in Home Economics in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University. She also studied at The Ohio State University, Iowa State University, The University of Chicago, and University of Central Oklahoma. She worked at Amber High School, Oklahoma State University, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, Kansas State University, and University of Arkansas. She retired in December, 1986, as State Leader-Home Economics, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. After retirement, she returned to Chickasha and served as Visiting Professor of Home Economics at Science & Arts and also assists with managing family farms. During her career, she was selected for leadership roles through serving as an officer, committee member, and on a special assignment with the Cooperative Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Association of Administrators of Home Economics in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, and the universities which she served.