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The mission of the William B Dickinson Educational Trust is to help support the Chemistry and Music departments at Emory University and the Chemistry department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by providing annual gifts of money towards merit based Fellowship Grants.



Dr. William B Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson or Bill as he preferred was born in Norfolk, Virginia and graduated in 1943 from Boy's High School in Atlanta where he was the class valedictorian. 

Bill then went to Emory University in Georgia and graduated in 1946 with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. A year later he attained his master's degree in Chemistry. 

While at Emory, Bill was Phi Beta Kappa as a member of the the Gamma chapter of the Phi Beta Society in the State of Georgia.  The Gamma chapter was installed at Emory on April 5th, 1929. Bill was also a member of the Alpha Epsilon Upsilon club and Vice President of the Pi Alpha club his senior year.

Up next was the University of Wisconsin-Madison where Bill attained a PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1950 under the direction of Dr. S.M. McElvain.

After college, Bill worked at Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, NY where he reached the level of senior chemist. Bill received 35 U.S. and foreign patents during his 37 year career. Bill was elected to the New York Academy of Sciences in 1963 and was the author of several scientific articles before retiring in 1988.


Michael C Reid

Mike was a registered financial advisor for 23 years prior to taking on his role of Trustee. He was the Vice President of Reid & Associates llc, a family run broker/dealer advisory firm in Albany, NY. He and his father sold the firm in 2013 to become independent financial advisors with Wunderlich Securities which is now part of B.Riley Wealth Management.

Mike was Bill's financial advisor for many years and helped him manage his assets which have now become the corpus of the William B Dickinson Educational Trust.

Mike has been living in Saratoga Springs, NY for the last 25 years with this wife, Cory, and 2 kids. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hike and campout in the Adirondacks as often as he can.

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