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Funeral Service Is July 24 for Board of Visitors Member Dr. Katherine Treherne

A funeral service for Old Dominion University Board of Visitors member Dr. Katherine Treherne will be held at noon Saturday, July 24, at Christ and Saint Luke's Church, 560 W. Olney Road, Norfolk. Treherne died Monday, July 19, following a three-year battle with lung cancer. She was 55.

A resident of Chesapeake and native of Tuskegee, Ala., Treherne was appointed to the Board of Visitors July 1, 2003, and was reappointed to a second four-year term on July 1, 2007. She recently served as chair of the Student Advancement Committee and as a member of the Executive, Academic and Research Advancement, and Audit committees. She had been serving as the board representative to the university committee that was reviewing the recommendations of a consulting group's report on student affairs.

A board-certified dermatologist in private practice, she had offices in Norfolk and Hampton.

Treherne was a graduate of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where she received her M.D. degree in 1980. She did her dermatologic training at Howard University Hospital before moving to Hampton Roads in 1985.

She served as president of the Tidewater Dermatological Society (1994-95) and president of the National Medical Association's dermatology section (1993-95). She was named to Who's Who of Outstanding Healthcare Professionals in 1998.

Treherne was honored by the Zonta Club of Hampton Roads last March. She received the SIMBA Communications Award for community service in 1996. She was a past president of the Friends of Hampton Roads Inc. and former president of the Norfolk Chapter of the Links Inc.

Treherne served as a mentor for premed students at Hampton University, and as attending physician in dermatology for family practice residents at Riverside Hospital and Portsmouth Family Medicine. She served on the Physician Advisory Board of Galderma Pharmaceuticals and was an Honorary Fellow of the Skin Cancer Foundation. She appeared in two national commercials for the Oil of Olay division of Procter & Gamble.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Treherne, and her four children, Annyce, Robert, John and Leslie.

This article was posted on: July 21, 2010

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