Alumni News

Drs. Stiefel and Drangsholt honored

School of Dentistry alumni Dr. Mark Drangsholt and Dr. Doris Stiefel were honored with major awards at the annual Dean’s Club Dinner on May 4 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Dr. Doris Stiefel receives her Honorary Lifetime Member Award from Dr. David Minahan of the Dean’s Club board of trustees.

Dr. Doris Stiefel receives her Honorary Lifetime Member Award from Dr. David Minahan of the Dean’s Club board of trustees.

Dr. Mark Drangsholt receives his Distinguished Alumnus Award from Dr. Carrie York, chair of the award selection committee.

Dr. Mark Drangsholt receives his Distinguished Alumnus Award from Dr. Carrie York, chair of the award selection committee.

Dr. Drangsholt, DDS Class of 1984, received the UW Dental Alumni Association’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Award for his achievements as a clinician, researcher, and teacher. Now Chair of Oral Medicine, he has earned acclaim for his work in the area of temporomandibular disorders, orofacial neuropathic pain, and in areas beyond dentistry, in personalized science and medicine.

Dr. Stiefel, DDS Class of 1954, received the 2019 Honorary Lifetime Member Award, the Dean’s Club’s highest recognition, for her trailblazing service as director of the school’s Dental Education in Care of Persons with Disabilities (DECOD) program from 1975 until her retirement in 1994. She was also named Distinguished Alumnus in 2003.

Stephanie Campbell receives her award from Dr. Sarah Fraker, president of the Dean’s Club.

Stephanie Campbell receives her award from Dr. Sarah Fraker, president of the Dean’s Club.

Stephanie Clark is congratulated by Dr. Fraker after receiving her award.

Stephanie Clark is congratulated by Dr. Fraker after receiving her award.

Also recognized at the dinner were fourth-year students Stephanie Campbell, who received the Johnny Johnson Student Leadership Award, and Stephanie Clark, who received the Jack E. Nichols Student Leadership Award. They and other members of the Class of 2019 were special guests at the dinner.

The Museum of Flight provided a dramatic setting for the dinner.

The Museum of Flight provided a dramatic setting for the dinner.

Dr. Sarah Fraker, president of the Dean’s Club, and Dr. David Minahan, a member of the board, served as co-hosts.

Good times on the golf course

Our Dental Alumni Association joined the Pierce County Dental Society for the annual golf outing on a pleasantly overcast Sept. 13 at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The foursome of Sam Hinz, Vince Leverett, Jason West, and Ray Kao won first place with a best-ball score of 54. Second place went to Jason Brester, Luke Bakke, Keaton Hayenga, and Mark Johnson, while third place went to Kevin Blair, Joel Blair, Brian Cheung, and Brian Boatman.

Wohlford, Allen, Kvinsland, & Stroyan

Denny Wohlford (’65), Bob Allen (’66), Jon Kvinsland (’66), and Cameron Stroyan

4 men from class of 2005

Lane Meyer, Ryan McNamara, Travis Hackney, and Tom Vo, all Class of 2005

On the ninth hole, Keaton Hayenga recorded the men’s long drive, while Ally Mueller topped the women. On the 18th, Beth Shaw won the women’s long drive and Scott Shaw led the men. Closest to the pin on No. 3 was Mike O’Connor; on No. 6, Doug Knight and Ally Mueller; and on No. 15, Nick Mays and Terry Lee.

Denis Hopkins and Thomas Safley

Dennis Hopkins and Thomas Safley, both Class of 1980

Matt French

Matt French of sponsor WDIA

Thanks go to our sponsors: Washington Trust Bank, Heritage Bank, Olympic Eagle Distributing, Kitsap Bank, Custom Dental Aesthetics, Big Sky Northwest, South Sound Gamma Knife, Bank of America, Burkhart Dental, Charles Wright Academy, Columbia Healthcare Banking, Garfield Refining Co., The Knutzen-McVay Group, Nakanishi Dental Lab, and Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency.

Mays, Jones, Mooney & Schruth

Nick Mays, Scott Jones (’14), Colin Mooney, and Dan Schruth (’12)

Taylor and Cahoons

Scott Taylor, Aaron Cahoon, Scott Cahoon (’76), and Chris Cahoon

Tiffany Weymouth and Leigh Sinni

Tiffany Weymouth and Leigh Sinni of sponsor Washington Trust Bank