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Alums enjoy festive event before UW routs Cal

Alumni, faculty, and students enjoyed our Dental Alumni Association’s annual get-together featuring good food, live jazz, and door prizes on Oct. 7 before the Huskies’ game against California. At the pre-game event at the UW Health Sciences Center, the crowd enjoyed a rousing pep talk from 1980s Husky standout wide receiver LonZell Hill before the UW took the field and thumped the Golden Bears 38-7.

Brittany Dean ’12 and David Dean (’10, OMS ’14)

Brittany Dean ’12 and David Dean (’10, OMS ’14)

Jason Bourne (’01), our Dental Alumni Association president-elect, and his children (from left) Cameron, Griffin, and Connor

Jason Bourne (’01), our Dental Alumni Association president-elect, and his children (from left) Cameron, Griffin, and Connor

Emi Chaison and Jeremy Chaison (’06), our Dental Alumni Association treasurer

Emi Chaison and Jeremy Chaison (’06), our Dental Alumni Association treasurer

LonZell Hill

LonZell Hill

From left: Scott Shaw, Beth Shaw, Kirk Skidmore, and Bo Davidson, all Class of ’08

From left: Scott Shaw, Beth Shaw, Kirk Skidmore, and Bo Davidson, all Class of ’08

Golfers enjoy ideal day at Chambers Bay

After some unseasonably warm weather for the event during the last few years, our Dental Alumni golf tournament saw delightful conditions in the 70s at Chambers Bay on Sept. 8.

From left: Kirk Boettcher (’77), Jerry Belur, Pete Elsos, and John Boettcher

From left: Kirk Boettcher (’77), Jerry Belur, Pete Elsos, and John Boettcher

As it happened, the exceptionally warm and dry summer of 2017 worked to the golfers’ benefit. Club staffers at the 2015 U.S. Open site said that extra watering was done to keep the course in shape, and it showed. Fairways and greens were lush and verdant, lending themselves to some excellent approach shots.

From left: Don Brown, Tim Carey, Brian Carey (’13), and Trevor Delaney

From left: Don Brown, Tim Carey, Brian Carey (’13), and Trevor Delaney

The foursome of Jason Brester (’13), Tom Kane (’94), Keaton Hayenga, and Luke Bakke took top honors with a best-ball score of 53. Second place went to the quartet of Sam Hinz, Eric Kvinsland (’04), Raymond Kao, and Jason West, who recorded a 54. In third place with a 56 was the Class of 1982 trio of Randy Olson, David Richardson, and Norm Nishikawa (1982). Coming in fourth with a 59 were Willy Green, Chris Bradley, Ryan Hester, and Joel Schenfeld.

From left: Blake Hillstead (’11), Doug Bean, Matt Chambers, and Alex Bean

From left: Blake Hillstead (’11), Doug Bean, Matt Chambers, and Alex Bean

Zach Lowe (’06) and Tom Kane (’94) were closest to the pin among the men, while Minou Karbakhsch was tops among the women. Long-drive honors went to Mike Shelley and Sam Hinz among the men, and to Beth Shaw (’08) among the women. Shaw also recorded the straightest women’s drive, while Jeremy Bailey had the straightest among the men.

Dr. Dexter Barnes and Dr. David Minahan honored

Dr. Dexter Barnes and Dr. David Minahan, School of Dentistry alumni and two of the Washington state dental community’s most prominent members, were honored at the Dean’s Club Dinner on April 29 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.

Dr. Minahan receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his presenter, Dr. Mark DiRe.

Dr. Minahan receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his presenter, Dr. Mark DiRe.

Dr. Barnes (left) receives the Dean’s Club Honorary Lifetime Member Award from his presenter, Dr. Jeffrey Parrish.

Dr. Barnes (left) receives the Dean’s Club Honorary Lifetime Member Award from his presenter, Dr. Jeffrey Parrish.

Dr. Barnes, a graduate of the Class of 1969, received the 2017 Dean’s Club Honorary Lifetime Member Award in recognition of his outstanding service to the school, particularly as longtime chair of the speaker selection committee for the Ernest M. Jones Memorial Lectureship. Dr. Barnes has led speaker selection for more than two-thirds of the history of the annual lecture, which is the school’s signature annual continuing-education event. In that time, he has personally recruited an impressive number of outstanding speakers, including such notables as Dr. Gordon Christensen and Dr. John Kois.

Dr. Barnes has also served as president of the Dental Alumni Association Board as President and as class representative, and also helped support the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony in his capacity as president of the International College of Dentists.

Dr. Sidney Gallegos and Dr. Patricia Rothwell were co-hosts for the dinner.

Dr. Sidney Gallegos and Dr. Patricia Rothwell were co-hosts for the dinner.

Fourth-year students Kalob Lesh (left) and Nate McKenna received leadership awards from Dr. Gallegos.

Fourth-year students Kalob Lesh (left) and Nate McKenna received leadership awards from Dr. Gallegos.

Husky Dog

Dubs, the UW mascot, was a big hit at the reception preceding the dinner.

Dr. Minahan, a member of the Class of 1975, received the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his multiple leadership roles in organized dentistry. A past president of the Washington State Dental Association, he received a WSDA Presidential Award in 2001 and has been a persuasive advocate for the dental profession in Olympia and in other venues.

He has also served in WSDA’s House of Delegates on WSDA’s board of directors. He has chaired the Pacific Northwest Dental Conference Committee and served on the Nominations Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and the DentPac Board. He has also worked on WSDA Board task forces on the Staff Retirement Plan, Dental Care Access, and the Affordable Care Act, and has been a Leadership Institute Mentor to future WSDA leaders.

Husky Marching Band

The UW Husky Marching Band got the crowd fired up with a performance of “Bow Down to Washington.”

The evening was co-hosted by Dr. Sidney Gallegos, president of the Dean’s Club Board of Trustees, and Dr. Patricia Rothwell, chair of the school’s Together for Dentistry fund-raising campaign. The event also featured special appearances by Dubs, the University of Washington mascot, and members of the UW Husky Marching Band.