Alumni gather at annual TDA reception
It was a beautiful evening in San Antonio for the Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association's General Membership Meeting & Reception during the 2010 Texas Dental Association Annual Session.
Dr. Scott Staffel '95, Alumni Association president 2009-2010, presided over the event as one of his last official duties. He announced the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award recipient: Dr. Frank L. Higginbottom '71. Staffel also announced the 2010 Dental and Dental Hygiene Teachers of the Year: Dr. David Grogan and JoAnn Scofield. Grogan and Scofield will receive their awards at the Class of 2010 award ceremony on May 26 in Dallas.
Dr. James Cole '75, dean, provided greetings and an update on happenings at the college. He remarked that this will be his last TDA meeting as dean of the dental college, the first of many "lasts" during the coming months.
Dr. Brad Crump '97, immediate past president of the association, presented the slate of officers suggested for the coming year on behalf of the nominating committee. The alumni at the event elected the following nominees to serve on the association's board during the coming year:
Secretary-Treasurer - Dr. Carmen P. Smith '96
Southeast TX Division - Dr. H. Lee Kavanagh '02*
Dental Hygiene Rep. - Ms. Laurie Inglis '02*
At Large - Dr. Joe Simmons '98
At Large - Dr. Danette McNew '88
Dental Student Rep. - Mr. Diego Hurtado '12
Dental Hygiene Student Rep. - Ms. Jordan Lewis '11
Graduate Student Rep. - Mr. Samuel Ellsworth '10
The formal events of the evening were capped off by Staffel's farewell remarks and the passing of the presidential gavel to Dr. Todd Bauman '02 who will serve as the association's president for the next 12 months.
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