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Betty Price Burris

Betty Price Burris, American banker. Recipient Meritorious Service award United Negro College Fund, 1993, Contribution award Bennett College, 1995.

Background

  • Burris, Betty Price was born on October 22, 1942 in High Point, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Samuel and Eloise (Little) Walls.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics, High Point College, 1987. Master of Science in Adult Education, North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University, 1989. Postgraduate, University North Carolina, Greensboro.

      Postgraduate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Certified Advanced Graduate Studies.

    Career

    • Senior collections coordinator Wachovia Bank of North Carolina & Trust Company, N.A., Greensboro, North Carolina, 1973-1992.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

    Membership

    Treasurer Friends of High Point Theatre, 1979-1996. High Point chair United Negro College Fund campaign Bennett College, 1987-1993. Member Democratic Women of Guilford County.

    Member advisory committee Project Blueprint United Way of Greater High Point. Member capital bonds steering committee City of High Point. Board directors Adams Memorial Young Women’s Christian Association.

    Advocate North Carolina Equity Women's Agenda. Member High Point Human Relations Commission. Member advisory committee High Point Police Department, Black on Black Crime Task Force, since 1997.

    Commissioner High Point Housing Authority. Founder Race Relations Network Group. Member Selective Service Board.

    Member High Point Community Concert Association, since 1995. Member American Association of University Women (treasurer High Point branch 1987-1993, president High Point branch 1994, chair legal advocacy fund, legal advocacy fund development committee), American Vocational Association, North Carolina Adult Education Association, National Association Vocational Education Special Needs Personnel, High Point Chamber of Commerce (candidates forum steering committee since 1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, writing, making jobs easier, church.

    Connections

    • Married Ray T. Price, January 3, 1963 (divorced 1977). Children: Melinda Ann Price Pinson, Teresa Gail Price. Married James C. Burris, Junior, December 20, 1980.
    • father: Samuel Walls
    • mother: Eloise (Little) Walls
    • spouses: Ray T. Price
    • James C. Burris
    • children: Melinda Ann Price Pinson Burris
    • Teresa Gail Price Burris
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    Born October 22, 1942
    (age 75)
    Nationality
    • 1987
      High Point College
    • 1989
      North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University
    • 1973 - 1992
      Senior, collections coordinator Wachovia Bank of North Carolina & Trust Company
      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States