Alumna Seeds Engineering Professorship
A sycamore tree near Wilson Commons bears a plaque with the name of Doris Johns Cherry ’43, to remember her love of gardening. Her latest, last gift to the University will enhance the School of Engineering.
The former legal assistant is remembered as discriminating and deliberate in all facets of her life—her career, her gardens, and especially her investments. She bequeathed her entire estate of $2.3 million to the University in two charitable gift annuities, with which the Board of Trustees will establish an endowed professorship in engineering in her name.