Since 1993, Dr. Betty Farmer has taught communication and public relations courses at Western Carolina University and has been actively engaged in the community. In 2009, she was appointed special assistant to the chancellor for Dillsboro and charged with coordinating the university’s community engagement effort to help the town of Dillsboro revitalize. She also served as the provost fellow for engagement and received WCU’s inaugural award for Excellence in Community Service in 2014. Dr. Farmer finds great joy in blending teaching, research and service and working with her students on projects that make a difference in our community.
Books by Betty Farmer
Dillsboro, North Carolina, is a quaint town filled with historic memories and artistic culture. Since the founding in 1889, millions have flocked to the area to escape from fast-paced living, and enjoy the beauty that Dillsboro has to offer. Sitting on U.S. Highway 441 and Federal Highways 19A-23 and State Highway 107, Dillsboro is a hub for traffic every day and provides a station for historians, artists and outdoorsmen. In A Guide to Historic Dillsboro, Tyler Cook, Michael Lovett and Susan Shelton explore the treasures of Dillsboro and provide a detailed narrative of merchants that work hard to make Dillsboro a thriving town. Not only do they look into what makes Dillsboro so great, but provide tales that make you ponder on how the area has affected the nation, and what you can do to make sure your visit to Dillsboro is enjoyable and memorable.