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Cletus and Geneve Mitchell

Cletus Mitchell is a retired associate professor from WKU’s Agriculture Department. He taught Agricultural Mechanics for 30 years. During his retirement, Cletus has been a volunteer in agricultural projects in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Armenia. He is also a member of Alpha Zeta, the oldest national agricultural honorary professional society. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953 and a Master’s degree in 1957, both from Purdue University.

Cletus was married to Mrs. Geneve A. Mitchell, an incredible nurse who made enormous contributions to both the nursing profession and the Bowling Green community until her passing in 2010. Geneve was a Lafayette, Indiana native who worked as a registered nurse for many years before retiring in 1993.Cletus and Geneve were married for more than 50 years and together had five children: four sons and a daughter. The two have always been generous supporters of Western Kentucky University and are members of both the Cherry and Cupola Society.