Hipp, College Houses
D. L. Hipp, administrative assistant for the Office of
College Houses and Academic Services, died on September
29, at the age of 56.
Ms. Hipp joined
Penn in 1989 as a secretary in the Office of Residential
Living. She transferred to her most recent position in 1997
where she worked as an administrative assistant in the College
House offices. She was a participant in community programs
including Women of Color Day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Commemorative celebrations, and Penn's Workplace Mentoring
Program. She also spearheaded a Christmas toy and clothing
drive for Saint Mary's Family Respite Center.
She is survived
by her daughter, Dedoriad Servance; and two sons.
Koether, Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman
Koether, Board of Trustees Vice Chairwoman, died on October
3, at the age of 63, of heart failure.
Koether, a Penn alumna, graduated from Penn's College
for Women in 1961, and received her law degree in 1965
from Penn's Law School. After Law School, she became
the first female lawyer at Morgan Lewis and Bochius. She
then established the firm of Koether and Harris, which
became Koether, Harris and Hoffman and then Keck Mahin
Cate in New York City. She was the partner-in-charge until
she left the firm in 1994.
Koether became president of Pure World Inc., in Hackensack,
NJ, in 1995 and served as an executive with Kent Financial
Services of Bedminster and counsel to the New York law
firm of KMZ Rosenman.
Koether had served the University in many capacities since
she graduated. She had been a trustee since 1989, was Charter
Trustee & Vice Chair of the Board. She chaired the
Academic Policy Committee until last year and chaired the
Subcommittee on Proxy Voting. She was Chair Emerita for
the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences,
and a former member of the Board of Overseers of the Annenberg
Center for the Performing Arts. She was a founding member
of the Trustees' Council of Penn Women and the University
Committee for Undergraduate Financial Aid.
1997, she established an endowed scholarship in SAS. In
1989, she endowed a chair in SAS in honor of her high school
English teacher, the late Catherine Bryson (Ed'22,
had supported a variety of other areas at the University,
including the Law School and the Perelman Quadrangle.
is survived by her husband Paul; a daughter Jennifer Healey;
a sister, Marilyn Todisco, and a grandchild.
lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be
sent to the Natalie I. Koether Scholarship Fund at the
University of Pennsylvania, c/o Joanne Hanna, 633 Franklin
Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6285.
memorial service will be held on campus later this fall;
details will be announced.
Stine, Dental School
John H. Stine, a retired assistant professor in the School
of Dental Medicine, died on September 28, at the age of
Stine was a 1934 graduate of the School of Dental Medicine
and began teaching at Penn in 1935. He was an assistant
professor of Oral Medicine until 1980. Additionally, he
set up a private practice in Bryn Mawr which he moved to
Villanova in the 1960s and maintained until he retired
in 1988. He also served in the Navy during the Korean War
as part of the Dental Corps in Europe.
is survived by nine grandchildren; and one brother. Memorial
donations may be made to the University of Pennsylvania
Oral Medicine Clinic, 240 S. 40th St., Philadelphia, PA