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.

A beautiful day for a drive

2 golfers at course

Thom Contreras and Geoff Johnston of the Class of 2016, along with David Nam (’98, not pictured), came in first.

Our graduates swapped their hand pieces for drivers, irons and putters at another thoroughly enjoyable alumni golf tournament on Sept. 14 at The Golf Club at Newcastle on Seattle’s Eastside. With balmy temperatures and mild breezes under mostly sunny skies, the conditions could hardly have been better.

With a best-ball score of 56, the threesome of Geoff Johnston (’16), Thom Contreras (’16), and David Nam (’98) took first place. The two next-best groups recorded scores of 61, but the foursome of Al Munk, Mark Svore, Brett Fidler, and Mark DiRe, all Class of ’75, won a scorecard playoff to take second place. Third place went to the trio of Mike Kern (’93), Tom Herrick (’93), and Jean-Paul Banh (’14).

Beth Shaw (’08) and Scott Shaw (’08) won long-drive honors. Jeremy Chaison  (’06), our Dental Alumni Association president-elect, parked his shot just nine feet and seven inches from the hole on No. 12 to win the contest for closest to the pin.

4 golfers at course

Mark Svore, Al Munk, Brett Fidler, and Mark DiRe of the Class of 1975 won second place.

4 women golfers at course

Shokofeh Tabaraie, Jennifer Tung, Emi Chaison, and Nikki Chin, all Class of 2006.

Thanks go to Heartland Dental, sponsor of the post-tournament dinner, and our hole sponsors: Zions Bank, Washington Dentists’ Insurance Agency, Nakanishi Dental Laboratory, Inc., Kitsap Bank, HomeStreet Bank, and Burkhart.