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In Memoriam: Richard Dillman

Richard Dillman, an eminent swine pathologist and one of the original faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine, died June 5 in Raleigh at the age of 83.

Dillman, a member of the CVM faculty from 1971 until his retirement in 1994, was widely respected by his peers, students and colleagues. He was the first person promoted to professor on July 1, 1979 at what was then NC State’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Born in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Dillman served in the Navy during the Korean War. He received a DVM degree in 1961 and a Ph.D. in veterinary pathology in 1968 from Iowa State University.

He is survived by his wife Carol Dillman, children Teresa Anderson and Patrick Dillman, four grandchildren and three sisters-in-law.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

Condolences may be made online at Mitchell Funeral Home. A fund is available through the CVM Development Office. Select the R.C. Dillman Award for Excellence Endowment.

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  1. I was a graduate Student at NCSU from 1978-80 and there was no School of Veterinary Medicine. There was a Department of Veterinary Medicine located in a building on Faucette Blvd.