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Dott Ingram Cofer ’48

Susan Cothern and Dott Cofer, class of '48“Brevard College broadened my horizons,” Dott said gratefully. “I take great comfort in knowing that BC is using my gift to enhance the Theatre Studies Program, and that many other talented and deserving students will be given the opportunity to pursue their dreams.”

When Dott Ingram Cofer (pictured on far right) arrived at Brevard College in 1945, she immediately made an impression on the College’s faculty and student body.

She ambitiously threw herself into her class work as well as a number of student activities, including the Dramatics and Monogram clubs, The Clarion student newspaper and Student Council.  Dott also earned the position as captain of the Women’s Basketball Team and served as an active member of the Women’s Athletic Board. In a wave of confidence, Dott’s peers voted her the “Most Original and the Best Personality” of her freshman class. One year later, she was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.”   Through hard work and summer study, Dott was able to complete four years of education at Brevard College in just three. 

Dott’s love of her time spent at Brevard College inspired her to give a major endowment in support of the College’s Theatre Studies Degree Program.  Her gift has created a path for future students to complete a double major in theatre studies and music as well as provided scholarship funds for those students who could not otherwise afford to pursue their love of the arts at Brevard College.

A testament to her continued commitment to Brevard College, is Dott’s dedication to driving a full four hours to attend almost every student theatre production on campus.