N.C. Wesleyan College senior Jessica Wall recently was awarded a scholarship from the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club in memory of Mrs. Betsy Strandberg.

Wall, a native of Whitakers, attended high school at Northern Nash. She is currently majoring in psychology with plans to graduate this spring. After graduation, she intends on pursuing her master's degree and doctorate. In her free time, Wall enjoys attending Covenant Campus Ministry on Wednesday nights, an outreach of Christ Covenant Church. During the summer, she works as a counselor with Lifeway FUGE Camps.

This scholarship was given in memory of Strandberg, the first woman president of the Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce and the first female member of the Rocky Mount Kiwanis Club. Strandberg was active with N.C. Wesleyan College as president of the Board of Visitors, chairwoman of “A Day for Wesleyan,” as well as numerous fund drives for the college, including The Dunn Center. She was inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame in 2018.

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.