In Memoriam: Elizabeth Ann Strain, 1928-2019

Elizabeth “Betty” Strain, who worked a Boston College for more than half a century died in late December in Brookline, Massachusetts. She was 91 years old.

After graduating from Boston University, Strain joined the staff at Boston College in 1952 as an assistant to Rev. Charles F. Donovan, who was the founding dean of the School of Education. She later served as university registrar.

In 1982, Strain took an administrative post in what later became the College of Advancing Studies. She was the founding director of the Boston College Experience, a six-week academic enrichment summer program for rising high school seniors.

In 2000, a scholarship was established in her name to provide students facing significant financial challenges with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree in the College of Advancing Studies. Strain retired from Boston College in 2010.

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