A look at her memorable hats, plus
a list of all Cohen Award winners
Dearest Dolly, known for big hats and a big heart, funded the Mrs. A.B. "Dolly" Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Cincinnati in 1961. Two awards are given to outstanding faculty each year, continuing even to today. At a 1962 award ceremony, UC President Walter Langsam said, "The distinguished teacher stands at the very forefront of preservers and furtherers of our civilization," according to a story in the News Record.
Dolly also donated money to the university as needs arose. In 1967, for example, she gave an ambulance to the UC Student Health Service following an incident in which a student collapsed from an epileptic seizure while eating in Siddall Hall.
Dolly's husband, A.B. Cohen, was president of U.S. Shoe Corp.