Gill Ness-Collins Civic Engagement Fund

Gill Ness-Collins (left) and Betty Bishop

Betty Bishop grew up in Ann Arbor and received her A.B. in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1972. After completing a Ph.D. in clinical child psychology at the Ohio State University in 1976, she spent six years as a clinical child psychologist at a mental health center in rural Minnesota. She spent eight years with a large psychology practice in East Lansing before founding Arbor Psychological Consultants, P.C. in Ann Arbor. She ran this practice for 23 years until she retired at the end of 2014. In 2016, she was made an honorary alumna of the School of Information. Her grandfather, William Warner Bishop, was appointed university librarian of the  University of Michigan in 1915 and established the department of library studies which grew into today's School of Information.

In 2016, she created a bequest gift in memory of a long-time friend, Gill Ness-Collins.

The Gill Ness-Collins Civic Engagement Fund will support students pursuing civic engagement experiences in the U.S., internships and study abroad experiences that have a positive societal impact. Gill Ness-Collins, an educator for many years and active community volunteer, enjoyed travel, photography, bird watching, and working with young people in her native England.  She was a close friend of Betty Bishop for over 45 years.