In Memoriam

Wilveria Bass Atkinson (1930-2008)

Wilveria Bass Atkinson, who taught biology at Winston-Salem State University for three decades, died recently at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina. She was 77 years old.

Professor Atkinson was a graduate of Howard University. She held a Ph.D. in immunology from New York University. Dr. Atkinson served as chair of the life sciences department at Winston-Salem State University. She was instrumental in securing government funding for the establishment of the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Center at the university. An endowed chair was established in her honor at the university and the biology department is now housed in a building bearing her name.