|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1912|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1997|
Duvahl Ridgway-Hull, class of '33, was graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology and math and a minor in physical education. She had decided to become a doctor. To prepare for medical school, she took some courses at Roanoke College while she taught swimming and physical education in Roanoke for a few years. She was graduated from The Medical College of Virginia in 1942, one of only eight women in her class. Following a medical internship and residency, she opened her own obstetrics-gynecology practice in Roanoke in 1964. Asked how many babies she delivered, she replied, "I have no idea. The most I ever delivered in one night was six." Ridgway-Hull was appointed to Longwood's original Board of Visitors in 1964 and served until 1975. She was Rector of the Board from 1970 to 1972 - the first woman rector of any college or university in Virginia.
Duvahl and Andrew Ridgway Hull were married in 1960. Hull was music supervisor of the Roanoke public school system. Having paid for his board at college by working as a janitor, Hull embraced the idea of private funds assisting students at state colleges. He served as a director of the Longwood College Foundation from 1971 and as president from 1986 until 1991 when he retired and was honored with the title of President Emeritus of the Foundation.
Andrew died two weeks later. Their wills endowed math scholarships in line with those in biology and music. In 1996 a new education facility was dedicated and named the Hull Building in their honor. The Hull Scholars also carry on their name.
Walter Winston Ridgway (1879 - 1968)
Cora Dove Boone Ridgway (1879 - 1958)
Duvahl Ridgway Hull (1912 - 1997)
Louise Ridgway Freese (1914 - 2000)*
Ruth Ridgway Jones (1915 - 2003)*
Walter Winston Ridgway (1922 - 2013)*
Sherwood Burial Park
Created by: Robert Libby
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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