Lillian Dimmitt at a social function, possibly the annual Birthday Dinner, given to honor Miss Dimmitt and to commemorate the birthdays of all the women living at Dimmitt Hall. Date unknown.
Miss Dimmitt was born February 10, 1867, in Danville, IL, the daughter of a Methodist preacher. She attended Illinois Female College and Illinois Wesleyan University. She earned an M.A. from Columbia University in 1913, and also spent time at the American School of Classical Studies
She came to the University of the Northwest in February 1893 to replace a faculty member who resigned. That term she would be teaching Physical Geography, third year German, Latin and Greek. She continued on during the school’s transition to Morningside College. She became Professor of Latin in 1897 and Dean of Women in 1916. She continued in that position until 1940 and continued to teach into the 1960s.
The college named the women’s dormitory Dimmitt Hall in 1948.
Lillian Dimmitt died September 11, 1965, at the age of 98. Her home became the Lillian E. Dimmitt Alumni House.
Morningsider Fall/Winter 2005 p.17
Morningside College: A Centennial History p. 28-29