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Human Resources

To provide employees with more information about benefits options, the Office of Human Resources will offer its Annual Benefits Enrollment Vendor Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wed., July 13. Vendors from all coverage carriers will be present on the sixth floor. ORP and TDA vendors will also be on hand, as will health and wellness agencies.


Nell Coyle, longtime Baylor College of Dentistry employee in what was then known as the alumni and public relations office, passed away June 12 in Chandler, Ariz. Coyle was employed by the dental school for 21 years prior to her retirement in 1992, producing the Baylor Burr yearbook and the Baylor Dental Record newsletter in addition to supporting alumni activities. An adept and thorough communicator, she was an early adopter of desktop publishing and a trusted adviser and friend to her colleagues in the office.

Condolences are extended to Dale Lewis, clinical administrative manager in professional services, whose sister, Vanda Carrell, passed away. Funeral services were June 16 in Tupelo, Okla.

Sympathy also is offered to the family of Dr. David Grogan, associate professor and chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery, whose mother, Ruth Grogan, passed away on June 12. Funeral services were June 14.

Condolences to the family of Kay Egbert, director of student financial aid, whose brother, Daniel Shaffer Jr., passed away June 4. Visitation and funeral services for Shaffer were June 9 and 10, respectively, in Dallas.

The college extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Dr. Kathy Svoboda, Regents professor in biomedical sciences, whose mother, Enid Hartford, passed away May 26 in Hershey, Neb.

We want to hear your news

Don’t forget to send us news from your departments and offices. From upcoming events to awards and honors, we want to hear it all. Any news items can be sent to jfuentes@bcd.tamhsc.edu in the Office of Communications & Institutional Advancement.

Baylor Dental Record Online publication schedule

The July/August edition of the Baylor Dental Record Online will combine news from both months this summer. The regular monthly format of BDRO will resume with the September issue.

Don’t forget to submit your class notes

It’s that time of year again. Alumni, share your accomplishments and updates from the past year for us to include in the Baylor Dental Journal. Class notes can be submitted online at www.bcd.tamhsc.edu/bdjo/classnotes.html.