UNCW Mourns the Loss of Education Faculty Member and Supporter Betty Holden Stike

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The University of North Carolina Wilmington community is deeply saddened by the loss of Betty Holden Stike, who passed away on June 24.

Stike was a founding member of the UNCW Department of Psychology and Education in 1963, a two-person department that has since grown into the UNCW Watson College of Education. She was a life-long supporter of public schools, with more than 70 years of service to education and 50 years of support UNCW.

The Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory in the Watson College is named in her honor, as is the Betty Holden Stike Scholarship. 

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Betty Stike. She was a champion of teaching and service, which are ideals that both she and UNCW shared," said Eddie Stuart, UNCW Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. "Betty was a great advocate of our university along with her son, John. They both have been important contributors to the truly transformational experience we provide to our students. She will be greatly missed, and never forgotten.

Stike's obituary may be viewed online.