|President Kupchella issues statement on Bryce Streibel's death|
We are deeply saddened by the death of longtime benefactor Bryce Streibel. A UND student in the early 1940s, Bryce left an indelible mark on the university. He was a staunch supporter of higher education in general and of the University of North Dakota in particular. The Streibel family's philanthropy to the University has been extensive, including scholarships for medical students, aviation students, and athletes. Their gift in 1982 of a charitable remainder unitrust was one of the largest deferred gifts of its kind ever received by the UND Foundation. As a member of the North Dakota Senate, he was an early advocate of a four-year medical school, and he played a key leadership role in the development of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. His impact on UND was of the order that a building in the Odegard complex bears his name. Clearly, UND has lost a good friend.
On a personal note, from my meeting Bryce and from what I have come to know of him, Bryce's legacy truly is that of the “one-of-a-kind” variety. For his commitment to UND and North Dakota, we will be eternally grateful.
-- Charles Kupchella, President.