Bertha Barnwell Vielhauer Endowed Scholarship Fund

Bertha Barnwell Vielhauer Endowed Scholarship Fund

The following biography was written at the time of this scholarship establishment; some information may not be up to date:

Bertha Barnwell Vielhauer was born February 1907 and grew up in Edneyville, North Carolina. She graduated from Fruitland Institute before attending North Carolina College for Women (now UNC Greensboro). Mrs. Vielhauer worked her way through college by doing secretarial work for faculty and students. In 1929, she graduated, with honors, after three and a half years with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Some of her honors and activities while she was a student included the Frank Harper Mathematics Prize, the academic honor roll, the chemistry club, the mathematics club, the winner of Monogram, the home economics club, the hiking club, and the Sisters of W.F.C.B. club.

After graduating, she began a fascinating career working in a variety of occupations and companies, including Jefferson Standard Life Insurance Company and the Greensboro Daily News and Record. In 1969, she retired after working 22 years as an office manager, accountant, and treasurer of a large lithographic printing and publishing company in San Francisco, CA.

Mrs. Vielhauer married the late Friedrich Karl Vielhauer. They enjoyed traveling extensively around the world.

Mrs. Vielhauer is a life-long learner. She attended the California School of Design to study costume design. She attended night school to study various crafts and languages. She studied German, Spanish, French, and Italian which were put to good use during foreign travels.

Mrs. Vielhauer had nine siblings. Her sisters, Ruth Barnwell Knaggs ‘40 and Edna Ann Barnwell Bingham ’45 also graduated from UNCG (then known as Woman’s College).

Bertha Barnwell Vielhauer passed away April 29, 1999.