TWU alumna gives $225,000 for the purchase of lab equipment
The gift establishes the Dorothy Meyer Kincaid Science Equipment Fund to purchase specialty science equipment for which state funds typically would not be available. Initially, TWU is using the funds to purchase a centrifuge with extra rotors, two low temperature freezers and an incubator. Also, in appreciation of the gift, the university will be naming an equipment room in the Graduate Research Building on the TWU Denton campus in Mrs. Kincaid’s honor.
Mrs. Kincaid received her bachelor of science in medical technology from TWU in 1945, when it was known as the Texas State College for Women. After graduating, Dorothy enrolled in the advanced Medical Technology Program at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. After passing national and state examinations, and completing the required advanced course work, she earned the designation of Registered Medical Technician. She was then given employee status with Charity Hospital.
Church has always been important to Dorothy. While in New Orleans, she attended First Baptist Church and volunteered as a Departmental Attendance Clerk. In doing that job, she met another Departmental Attendance Clerk, her future husband, Hansel Kincaid. Dorothy worked at Charity Hospital, while Hansel completed his degree at Tulane University. In 1949, Hansel graduated, passed the CPA Examination and accepted employment with a local accounting firm.
The Kincaids moved to Midland, Texas in 1951 and again chose to be active in First Baptist Church, Midland. Dorothy served for many years as church librarian. Mrs. Kincaid’s husband passed away in 2007. She continues to live in Midland.
Reflecting on TWU, Mrs. Kincaid said, “I have fond memories of TWU. It is good to know that the TWU campus is being well kept. I have been told the Chair of the Biology Department has a ‘wish list’ of additional pieces of advanced science-equipment, and I encourage my fellow alumni to join in upgrading our Biology Department’s science equipment.”
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