Wilma Jung

Honorary Secretary

Old Herborn University Foundation,
P.O. box 1765
D-35745 HERBORN, GERMANY

A veritable Dutch lady with the incredibly beautiful name of Wilhelmina Frédérique Leonarda Marie van den Dungen, or briefly: Wilma Jung, served as a secretary of Volker Rusch in the Institute for Microecology at Herborn since February 1976. Her second career in the man and microbe theater started with the organization of the 9th International Symposium for Intestinal Microbial Ecology and Disease in honour of the 400th anniversary of the Old University in Herborn in 1984, a splendid event leading to the initiation of the Old Herborn University Seminar series (OHUS) since 1987, which developed into a successful academic institution, today arranged by the Old Herborn University Foundation. Wilma became a legend in the circle of hundreds of scientists from all around the world in her very special, charming, and effective way to shape more than thirty years of OHUS. Wilma very truly earned the promotion to be appointed “Honorary Secretary” by the Foundation upon her decision to retire in 2016. She did this so consequently that she is still active in assisting her successor. Wilma, the immortal soul of the Old Herborn University.