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Saturday, October 10, 2009

ETSU ceremony to honor two ‘Notable Women’

• JOHNSON CITY — Dorothy Dobbins and Priscilla Wyrick have been selected to be honored at the eighth annual “Notable Women of ETSU” celebration Tuesday at 5 p.m. in East Tennessee State University’s D.P. Culp University Center ballroom.

Dobbins is associate vice president for cultural diversity in the Division of Health Sciences and assistant professor in the Department of Social Work. She was the founding director of the Office of Student Support Services in the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, and in 2001 she was selected to establish Health Sciences’ Office of Cultural Affairs.

Wyrick, chairwoman of the Department of Microbiology in the College of Medicine, was the first female doctoral student in the Department of Microbiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In the past nine years at ETSU’s College of Medicine, she has garnered more than $5 million in funding. The free public program will be preceded by a 4:30 p.m. reception.