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Speaker Program: Axton betz-hamilton hosted by vincennes university

Axton Betz Hamilton

october 20, 2022
11:00 am – 1:00 pm ET


axton betz-hamilton will Speak at 11:00 Am on Thursday, october 20, at an event hosted by vincennes university.

Axton Betz-Hamilton will speak in a virtual event hosted via Zoom. Hosting locations include Vincennes University, Learning Resource Center, Room 112, as well as the Knox County Public Library. If you wish to attend the event, but cannot visit either of the hosting sites, please visit Vincennes University’s social media for program information or email

Axton Betz-Hamilton is the author of The Less People Know About Us: A Mystery of Betrayal, Family Secrets, and Stolen Identity, which received the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime. A Portland, Indiana native, she graduated from Jay County High School, where she was a member of the Academic and Speech Teams. She was also a 10-year member of Jay County 4-H. Even though she is a native of Portland, she spent much of her free time as a child in Winchester, Indiana, skating at the Starlite Skating Center and making holiday fruit baskets at the Winchester Marsh store.

Betz-Hamilton earned a B.S. in agricultural economics and an M.S. in consumer sciences and retailing, both from Purdue University. She also earned a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University and a graduate certificate in family financial planning from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Currently, she is an assistant professor of consumer affairs at South Dakota State University. She and her husband, Robert, have six cats.