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Banker

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.

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.

Politics

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

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).

Interests

  • Other 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