Evelyn Bemis Hill

Hill graduated from San Bernardino High School and was active in service clubs including Ayitas and Valkyries. Evelyn Bemis Hill graduated from San Bernardino Valley College in 1950 and Evelyn Hilltransferred to UCLA. She continued her engagement in volunteer service to the people and community of San Bernardino throughout her life. In 1951 she married her husband, the late Edward “Duke” Hill Jr.

Hill served as president of the San Bernardino Assistance League, chair of the Headdress Ball, president of Les Confreres, president of the National Charity League, founding president of the Inland Empire Symphony Guild, and chair of the New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala. Hill also helped create the `Music in the Schools' Program and served as a docent for eight years. Mrs. Hill passed away in 2011.

“Valley College provided a smooth transition from high school to a two-year community college to the big awesome University of California, Los Angeles. At Valley College a student could have out of classroom guidance easily. My favorite professor was Senor Anton. It was his Spanish class that I met my husband Duke, 50 years ago. Thank you Valley College.” - Evelyn Bemis Hill