May 4, 2016

Two Dentistry students in first group of “Husky 100”

Two School of Dentistry students, Dr. Wenjie Li and Dr. David Ludwig, were among those named to the first “Husky 100” cohort announced on May 2 by the University of Washington.

Headshot of Dr. Wenjie Li

Wenjie Li

The new recognition of 100 undergraduate and graduate students spotlights those who are making the most of their UW experience and embody the university’s ideals. “The Husky 100 know that education happens inside and outside of the classroom, and they are making a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future,” the Husky 100 website says.

Students were selected for recognition based on criteria including their spirit of discovery, a commitment to inclusiveness, and capacity for leadership. Nominations were sought from all UW campuses, including Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma.

Dr. Li, who was trained as a dentist in his native China, is studying for a master’s degree in oral biology in the Department of Oral Health Sciences.  Dr. Ludwig, who received his undergraduate and DDS degrees from the UW, is a first-year resident in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Headshot of Dr. David Ludwig

David Ludwig

Members of the Husky 100 will be further recognized at a celebration at the Husky Union Building on May 16. In addition, they will receive opportunities to network with other UW students, alumni, faculty, staff, and business leaders.

“The Husky 100 truly reflect the students across our campuses,” wrote UW Interim Provost Gerald Baldasty in a message to UW faculty, staff and students  on Monday. “They have founded start-ups, conducted undergraduate research and advocated for social justice. They work on campus and in our communities. They are leaders and innovators.”