Frances Diebold held the following positions at Kalamazoo College: Instructor in Biology, 1923-1927; Assistant Professor of Biology, 1928-1932; Director, Physical Education for Women, 1924-1925; Associate Professor of Biology, 1933-1948; Professor of Biology, 1948-1967; Professor Emeritus of Biology, 1967-1989.
The Diebold Biology Symposium is a two-day scientific meeting, modeled after an academic conference, which includes a keynote lecture followed by a showing of senior biology majors' research projects, which they complete as a graduation requirement.
Rob Townsend, recycling and resource recovery coordinator at Kalamazoo College, has been honored as the 1996 recipient of the Frances Diebold Award. The Diebold award is unique, offering students their only opportunity to recognize a College employee for outstanding interest in student life at Kalamazoo College.
This program honors Dr. Frances Diebold with a permanent tribute to her forty-four years of dedicated service to Kalamazoo College. It will provide recognition and financial support for students whose attributes reflect Dr. Diebold's most cherished qualities: a dedication to scholarly effort, an understanding of the role of life sciences in all of man's knowledge, and an appreciation of the necessity of ethical values in the realm of science.