Betty K. Tonsing


IPFW Alumni Citation Award (1997)

B.A., 1971


Betty K. Tonsing earned her B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University in 1971. She has over thirty years experience in executive management, creative project and program development, research, international aid, education, fund development and entrepreneurial ventures. Dr. Tonsing has served as a Fulbright Scholar in Lebanon and worked with the United Nations, the US Agency for International Development, Catholic Relief Services, MCI, Telecomputing Corporation of America and the Information Industry Association. She has also served as chief executive and development officer for several non-profit organizations. Dr. Tonsing has written extensively for a wide range of national and international journals and publications, with books published by Macmillan of London on the history of an African monarchy, and by Mellen Press of New York on the history of Quakers in South Africa, and their social witness against apartheid.

Tonsing is also a volunteer Alzheimer's ambassador for the Alzheimer's Association.