Ann & Pony Candie Rudzinski photo

Ann's Story

Ann was born to Victor M. Cutter, Jr. and Mary Lois Jotter Cutter on Aug. 22, 1943, in Ithaca, NY and spent her first 5 years there while her father taught at Cornell University. She and her parents then moved to New Haven, CT where she spent 4 years while her dad taught Biology at Yale. Her baby brother, Vic, was born in 1950 and in 1952 the family moved to Greensboro, NC. There she resided for 65 years. After graduation from Curry High School, Ann earned a B.S. in Biology from Guilford College and an M.A in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She also attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Montana State and Wake Forest University.  She taught Biology, Anatomy and Physiology at Randolph Community College from 1974 to 2009 and Alamance Community College 2009-10. She received the NC Excellence in Teaching award in 1999 and 2003. Ann was one of the earliest participants in Shodor's computational science education workshops held around the U.S. and funded by the National Science Foundation. She attended as a participant or instructor starting in 1998 and continuing for more than 10 years.


Ann was a member of many professional groups, including the Southeastern Electron Microscope Society; the North Carolina Society for Electron Microscopy & Microbeam Analysis; Sigma Xi, a national science society; the North Carolina Association of Community College Biologists, of which she is a past president; and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.


Gardening, tropical plants and travel by car were Ann’s passion and delight. In a span of 58 years she drove 1.1 million miles and visited most of the national parks in the continental U.S and Alaska often with one or more of her many friends accompanying her.