Marjorie H. Riddle, who joined the staff in 1969, worked at the Student Health Service for a year before becoming a secretary in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine. Three years later she became the education coordinator for the department.
In that post, she managed the education programs for third- and fourth-year students as well as visiting students and oversaw the department’s residency program. Other duties included work with the Robert A. Ross Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, whose members included alumni of the department’s residency program and faculty.
Riddle’s award citation praised her efforts with those programs, the society and in organizing teaching programs in community hospitals during the early days of the N.C. Area Health Education Centers. The citation also noted Riddle’s “brains, pleasant tact and ability” in tasks including organizing and conducting national educational meetings.
Riddle, a Winthrop College graduate, taught public school for five years.