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Christoff, Dorothy Jean, 1943-1998



  • Existence: 1943 - February 5, 1998

Biographical Information

Dorothy Christoff was born to Boris and Luba Christoff in Northwest Indiana.  An active member of the Purdue Society of Women Engineers, Christoff earned her BS in civil engineering in 1965.  Two years later, Christoff also completed a MS degree in education at Purdue. 

While a student, Christoff was very involved in extracurricular activities. Organizations with which she was affiliated include: Grand Prix, intramural sports, John Purdue Club, YWCA, Sycamore Girlscout Council, the Boilermaker Network, and the Lafayette Country Club.

After graduating, Christoff remained in the Greater Lafayette area and served as the Assistant Director of the Educational Placement Service. Subsequently, she held a position as the Assistant to the Head of the Department of Agriculture Economics. She was a lifetime member of the Purdue Alumni Association. She also served on the boards of Sycamore Girl Scout Council and the Lafayette Country Club, was a president of the YWCA of greater Lafayette, and was an advisor to the Pan Orthodox Student Fellowship at Purdue. Christoff passed away February 5, 1998.


"Dorothy Christoff Obituary." Northwest Indiana Times. February 8, 1998. Accessed at:

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Dorothy Christoff papers

 Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSA 304
Abstract The collection contains various artifacts relating to Dorothy Christoff's time at Purdue as an Engineering student.
Dates: ca. 1963-1967; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2000