Distinguished Alumnus Award

Sally Abbott Pomputius ’62

Even before opening her Springfield, Ohio, practice in 1967, family physician Sally Abbott Pomputius ’62 took pride in caring for people − especially the disadvantaged. For her contributions to her profession and community, Pomputius received the UMW Distinguished Alumnus Award. Alumni awards were presented during Reunion Weekend. The 1993 Ohio Family Physician of the Year has delivered babies for unwed mothers, visited battered children, and treated nursing home patients. She was the only woman in her 1966 graduating class at the Medical College of Virginia, where she helped integrate the cafeteria. She worked with African-American women during childbirth, providing anesthesia that was not normally allowed to them. She earned a chemistry degree at Mary Washington in just three years. Pomputius is Clark County Medical Society president and Springfield Manor medical director, as well as a National Board of Medical Examiners diplomat and American Academy of Family Physicians … [Read more...]