Dr. Hulda J. Wohltmann, has left a bequest of $1.3 million to the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. Wohltmann, who practiced medicine for 69 years in Isle of Palms and Charleston, South Carolina, provided the gift as recognition of her commitment to the Lutheran Church and her desire to make a difference in the training of future ministers of the gospel.
Wohltmann graduated from the College of Charleston and The Medical College of South Carolina in 1949. During her career as a doctor, she made significant contributions toward diabetes research in pediatric medicine and helped save the lives of innumerable children through her practice.
"We thank Dr. Wohltmann profoundly for her magnanimous gift, which will be used wisely and for the seminary that she cared so deeply for," said Dr. Fred Whitt, University president. "We are indeed blessed by her generosity."
The administration is in the process of prioritizing the significant needs of the seminary. Once that is finalized, Wohltmann's bequest will be recommended for designation. Whitt said, "I am confident that Dr. Wohltmann's generosity will meet a pressing need for our seminarians. We are most grateful to her for remembering our seminary in the unselfish manner that she did."