Posted by: Michael | January 31, 2009

Who Was Allyn Robinson? Part 1

Friday, January 31, 1969


Dr. Allyn Robinson

Dr. Allyn Robinson

Allyn Robinson was sworn in as the first President of Dowling College on February 2, 1969. In anticipation of the anniversary of the inaugural event, here are a few biographical facts for Dr. Robinson:

  • Born March 24, 1909 in Center Moriches, New York
  • Graduated from Sayville High School in 1926
  • Received a BA from Columbia University in 1931
  • Received a Bachelor of Divinity from the New York Union Theological Seminary in 1933
  • Married Elizabeth Schenck on September 15, 1934
  • Began his teaching career as an Instructor of English at North Carolina State College in 1944
  • Received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Wilberforce University in 1956
  • Was Dean of Adelphi-Suffolk from 1965-1969

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