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General Announcements


Congratulations to Dr. Paula Ortiz, assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics, who gave birth to Sofia, a baby girl, on March 3.

The college also celebrates with April Matthews, periodontics patient appointment associate, who gave birth to a baby girl named Miranda Quinn on March 25.

Congratulations are extended to Dr. Rashmi Hegde, clinical assistant professor in periodontics, who gave birth to daughter Riya Mavalli on April 25. 

Sofia Ortiz Miranda Quinn Matthews Riya Mavalli
Sofia Ortiz Miranda Quinn Matthews
Riya Mavalli Hegde


Sympathies are extended to Maria Garcia, surgical assistant I in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, whose father, Ernesto Garcia, passed away June 17. Funeral services were in Mexico.

The college offers its condolences to Dwight Williams, human resources analyst, whose brother, Anthony Beachum, passed away July 12. Funeral services were July 18 at Sandra Clark Funeral Home in Dallas.

Heartfelt sympathy is offered to the family of Tom Sullivan, accountant I in financial services, whose sister, Betty Schlanker, passed away July 19. Schlanker also was the sister-in-law of Gwen Sullivan, administrative coordinator for facilities. The July 22 funeral services were at the Williamson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Franklin, Tenn.


Benefits changes

As you know, Annual Enrollment for benefits eligible employees was July 1-31. Any changes to your coverage should have been made in iBenefits.

Effective Sept. 1, there will be a number of system-wide changes to your health care and vision coverage, which can be viewed online.

Facilities Services work request process has changed

If you need to submit a work request to Facilities Services for your office or department, you can now do so through the Texas A&M Health Science Center CMMS system at www.tamhsc.edu/assetworks/.

If you need more information on submitting work orders with the new system, please contact Cindy Copeland, manager of building services, at extension 8321.


Don’t miss the registration deadline for the Baylor orthodontic ‘event of the century’

The 50th Anniversary Symposium & Gala is rapidly approaching. While Oct. 22 may seem a long way off, the registration deadline for the day, which will be filled with Department of Orthodontics history, presentations and discussion, is Sept. 15. The day’s highlights will include a time reserved for each decade of alumni, a “Pearl Session,” as well as a commemorative hardbound publication filled with profiles and photos, which each attendee will receive.

The orthodontic symposium, which includes a continental breakfast and luncheon, will be in the Stitch Davis Auditorium at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. The anniversary gala, a much-anticipated event at the Park City Club in Dallas, will begin that evening.

For more information, contact Julie Bradshaw, assistant to the chair; Dr. Peter Buschang, professor; or Dr. Phil Campbell, chair of the Department of Orthodontics.