A Professor's Impact: Endowed Scholarship honors former resident

on September 5, 2013

In New York, the administrative offices of Robert College (Istanbul) announced that a scholarship had been endowed to honor Dorothy I. Deihl, a resident of Meadowlark Hills, with her husband Lincoln, from January 2007 until her passing on Christmas night 2010.

The same day, the Turkish woman who endowed the scholarship called Dorothy’s husband Lincoln from retirement in New York to say that she had been Dorothy’s student in biology. Her first science class in Istanbul was taught by Dorothy. She was so inspired by Dorothy that she went on to obtain her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in chemistry. She had a career as a researcher with Merck Pharmaceuticals.

Istanbul was Lincoln and Dorothy’s first overseas assignment in 1955 from 1958. For one, two or three years at a time, they had visiting professorships in Turkey, Iran, Northern Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, Nepal, New Zealand and Egypt.