Betsy Bulluck Strandberg Establishes Student Research Award | UNCG Biology

Betsy Bulluck Strandberg Establishes Student Research Award in Biology

Betsy Bulluck Strandberg, Class of 1948, has established the Strandberg Student Research Award in Biology (Strandberg Award) with a pledge of $15,000 to The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mrs. Strandberg's intention in making this gift is to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students to enhance their experiences and future opportunities in the field of Biology.

Mrs. Strandberg, a native of Rocky Mount, came to the Woman's College where she majored in Biology. She excelled academically, was on the honor roll for four years, and was named to Phi Beta Kappa. Mrs. Strandberg served as President of the Student Government, was a charter member of Golden Chain, and was active in several campus organizations.

Following graduation she taught school, married Howard Strandberg, Jr. and returned to Rocky Mount where they became the parents of three children: Betsy; Howard, III and Buckley. Her husband died in 1979. Today, there are seven grandchildren. Her mother, Josephine Jenkins Bulluck, was a member of the Class of 1923 and majored in Mathematics.

Mrs. Strandberg has embraced the university's motto of Service, serving as President of the Alumni Association, a member of the Board of Trustees, and as "Everlasting" Class President for the Class of 1948. In her community she has served on the board of Centura Bank, as president of the Chamber of Commerce, and as Chairman of the Board of Standard Insurance. In 1998, in recognition of her outstanding service to her community and her alma mater, she received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from the UNCG Alumni Association.

The Strandberg Award will be administered as an endowed fund; additional gifts may be added to the fund at any time by an interested party. Funds in the account will be used to support research opportunities for undergraduate students in the field of Biology; purposes for which funds might be used include but are not limited to students working with faculty in research and travel to conferences to present research.

(The information on this page was obtained from the Statement of Establishment document for the Strandberg Award, provided by the UNCG Development Office.)

June, 2009