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Dr. Charles Arcoria, Jr.

Dr. Charles J. Arcoria Jr. - 25 Years
Continuing Education & Alumni Affairs

Dr. Chuck ArcoriaIn his highly visible position as executive director of continuing education and alumni affairs, Dr. Charles Arcoria exudes a persona that is mild-mannered, disciplined, organized, respected and easygoing.

Add to this the fact that he is also fit and full of energy, and Arcoria provides a wonderful impression of his dental school alma mater.

This year the 1980 dental graduate is celebrating 25 years of service to Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry.

Arcoria's primary duties include designing, implementing and marketing the continuing dental education programs for HSC-BCD and overseeing the alumni association. He works closely with colleagues Dr. Burt Bryan '79 and Janea Woosley on the sixth floor of the college.

Together they present an outstanding array of continuing education programs for visiting dental health professionals in the Richard E. Bradley Continuing Education Center. The team also takes its one-of-a-kind hospitality on the road a few times a year and provides off-site CE courses and receptions for the school's alumni. 

Arcoria also stays in touch with the dental students.  He is course director for Dental Anatomy and Occlusion, attended by the first year dental students, and Clinical Occlusion, attended by the third year dental students.

All this activity requires Arcoria to stay physically fit. He has been a fitness enthusiast for the past 10 years. Passionate about good nutrition, he enjoys running, swimming and resistance training.

In May 2009 Arcoria put his body to the test when he completed the Navy SEAL Fitness Challenge in Keller, Texas. The challenge, open to anyone age 13 or older, tested athletes in a series of events similar to the initial physical screening given to prospective SEALs. Arcoria thrived in completing the tasks.

His other passions are volunteering at church, participating in mission trips and attending Bible studies. 

However, Arcoria's greatest zeal is for his family. He met his wife, Bunny Vitasek-Arcoria, when she was a dental hygiene instructor at the dental school from 1983 to 1989. He cites meeting her as one of his favorite memories from the past 25 years. The family unit is completed by sons Evan and Adam.