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Donations Fully Fund Cathy Dowrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship

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The Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences community and friends from the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) recently held a beach outing on campus in honor of Cathy Dowrick, a former adjunct professor of medical technology.

The afternoon event at Whitehurst Beach included kayak racing and other activities. Proceeds from the kayak race helped raise enough funds to fully endow the Cathy Dowrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship that was established in 2011 by her longtime companion Barbara Williams and the CLMA.

Dowrick worked for 35 years as a clinical specialist in hematology at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital before retirement. She died in 2010.

Dowrick was highly respected by professional colleagues for her expertise in the specialty of hematology. She conducted several continuing education workshops sponsored by the medical technology program at ODU.

In addition to her work at ODU, Dowrick helped start the local CLMA chapter and was passionate about mentoring young people with career goals in medical technology. Through the scholarship fund, that legacy will live on.

Anyone interested in making a gift to the Cathy Dowrick Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund is asked to contact Manisha Sharma at m1sharma@odu.edu or call 683-4313.

To learn more about medical technology opportunities at ODU, visit the College of Health Sciences website.