1970's In Memoriam: Alumni

LaVerne Duckwilder, B.A. 1971, died Nov. 20, 2015. She was 66.

Dr. Lorraine Gillian, B.S. 1971; M.D. 1977, died July 10, 2015. Upon graduation from Howard, she entered a four-year residency program at Howard University Hospital in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was in private practice for 35 years in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. She had affiliations with Columbia Hospital for Women, East of the River Clinic, Howard University Hospital, Prince George’s Community Hospital and the Washington Hospital Center. Gillian was a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. At the time of her death, she was a physician with the Women’s Wellness Center at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She was 65.

Pamela Washington, B.S. 1971, M.A. 1975, died March 29, 2016. After graduating from Howard, she worked for Exxon Mobil for several years, and then United National Bank. She also earned her medical billings certificate from Katherine Gibbs School in New Jersey. She was 67.

Roberta Wolfe-Bryant, MFA 1978, died Jan. 15, 2015. She was 65. 




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