Big crowd turns out for mentor reception
A record crowd of nearly 200 people turned out at the UW’s Burke Museum on Nov. 20 for the annual Washington State Dental Association/Dental Alumni Mentor reception.
Dental students and mentors mingled and enjoyed wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres during the evening, which featured brief remarks from Dean Joel Berg and WSDA leaders including President Dave Minahan, Vice President Bryan Edgar and Past President Rod Wentworth. The crowd also heard from third-year dental student Jonathan Everett, who is president of the UW chapter of the American Student Dental Association.
The mentor program pairs students with WSDA member dentists who serve as informal advisers and sounding boards during dental school. Dentist volunteers are welcome; for more details or to volunteer, contact Randy Newquist, the School of Dentistry’s Director of Alumni Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Laura Rohlman of WSDA at email@example.com.
First-years receive briefing on Dental Alumni Association
First-year students took a midday break from classes on Nov. 13 to enjoy free pizza and salad at the Health Sciences Center and hear Dr. Mark Drangsholt (’84) present information about the UW Dental Alumni Association.
Dr. Drangsholt, who is Chair of the Department of Oral Medicine, told the students about the UWDAA’s activities, such as providing more than $40,000 in annual scholarship support, as well as the benefits of membership.
Alumni gather with friends, family at football brunch
Stormy weather couldn’t dampen the high spirits at our annual alumni football brunch on Sept. 28. Alums, friends and family enjoyed fine food, great jazz and good times at the Rotunda in the UW’s Health Sciences Center. The brunch featured a special appearance by former Huskies fan favorite Joe Jarzynka, a fearless punt returner and special teams player in 1996-98. After the brunch, the Huskies topped off the day in perfect fashion with a 31-13 thumping of Arizona at the newly remodeled Husky Stadium.
Alumnae active in Native American outreach
Dr. Jessica Bremerman (’10), Dr. Danielle Stimson (’11) and Dr. Rolanda Ward (’11) have taken active roles in building bridges to the Native American community in the Pacific Northwest. Read more about Dr. Bremerman, Dr. Stimson and Dr. Ward. (PDF)
Chambers Bay is a slice of golf heaven
At the annual Dental Alumni Association golf tournament on Sept. 6, School of Dentistry alumni enjoyed a magnificent day at Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S. Open. Read more about the dental alumni golf tournament. (PDF)