Mrs. Betty Woods Nutting attended Mary Washington for two years and transferred to Wheaton College. After her graduation in 1958, she worked as a preservationist, property developer, and restoration expert in her hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia. Ms. Nutting served on the National Trust for Historic Preservation as the West Virginia advisor for nine years, and served on the West Virginia Archives and History Commission for a cumulative five terms. She also served on the UMW Foundation Board of Directors. In 2013, her husband Ogden and son Robert honored her with a scholarship funded through the Nutting Foundation.