Wagner College mourns the passing of Kathleen A. Bobbitt ’76 M’78, associate professor of microbiology, who died last night after a long illness. She was 66.
Kathy was a Wagner College alumna, earning her B.S. and M.S. degrees on Grymes Hill before going on to St. John’s for her Ph.D. She joined the Wagner faculty in 1981 and taught generations of students in biology and microbiology. She was beloved by her students and colleagues. One student wrote that Kathy was “one of the smartest professors I've ever met,” saying that “she is also accessible and is always willing to help.”
“Despite her health challenges, Kathy looked forward to returning to Wagner and her students,” Provost Jeffrey Kraus said. “I know that we will all miss Kathy’s presence on campus, but she will always be in our hearts.”
Information about arrangements will follow.