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Announcements - Dec 08/Jan 09

The Baylor College of Dentistry Alumni Association's 2009 Homecoming Reception is planned for Jan. 23 at 5 p.m., which coincides with the Southwest Dental Conference. The reception will be at the Adolphus Hotel in downtown Dallas. Attendees can visit with friends and fellow alumni and view the presentation of the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Awards to Peggy Ward Countryman '57 and Dr. Tom McDougal '64. The event's attire is business casual and a cash bar will be available. For more information, see www.bcdalumni.org.

Dr. Clifford Houston from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston will speak at the college at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 17 in Room 605. Houston is the associate vice president for educational outreach and a professor in the microbiology department. His speaking engagement is sponsored by HSC-BCD's Student National Dental Association in recognition of Black History Month. Houston's presentation is open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

Residents and faculty: donate your old water baths or parallometers for current students to use. The restorative sciences department is asking faculty and residents to donate their water baths, Ney surveyors and parallometers they used during school so that current students can use them in the preclinical removable prosthetics course. The donated items are tax deductible and donors will receive a receipt for each item donated. Dr. Sandra McCarthy is taking the donations and will provide the receipts. For more information, contact her at smccarthy@bcd.tamhsc.edu.

Cookbooks are here: The Employee Activity Organization has compiled What's Cooking at BCD, a cookbook of recipes from faculty, staff and their friends and family. The 300-page cookbook is spiral-bound and is available for $8. Those interested can purchase the cookbook from Debi Villarreal in Room 102 or Gary Hornback in Room 105.

Dates to Remember 

January

Jan. 19 - University holiday (offices closed)

Jan. 23 - Clinics closed for Southwest Dental Conference

The college's centennial history book is for sale for $64.95 in Room 522. Baylor College of Dentistry: The First 100 Years includes great historic pictures of early dental school days and stories that you've never heard before. To order, download the order form at www.bcd.tamhsc.edu/centennial/downloads/bookorder.pdf, fill it in and return to the Office of Communications and Institutional Advancement in Room 522.

Condolences

Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. T.C. Lyon Jr., professor emeritus, who passed away Nov. 8. He served in community health and preventive dentistry from 1978 - 1992. Services were held Nov. 12 in Richardson, Texas.

Condolences to the family of Sidney Whitley, assistant chief of security, whose mother, Lettie M. Whitley, passed away Nov. 23. Services were held Nov. 29 in Gilbert, La.

Sympathy is offered to the family of Darla Benson, education specialist in biomaterials science, whose mother-in-law, Barbara Shaw Benson, passed away Dec. 15. Services were held Dec. 18 in Lubbock, Texas.

Sympathy is extended to the family of John Thompson, print shop supervisor, who passed away Dec. 20. Services were held Dec. 27 in DeSoto, Texas.

Condolences to the family of Dr. William Hurt, professor emeritus, who passed away Dec. 31. He served as chair of periodontics from 1972 - 1987. Services were held Jan. 2 in Waynesboro, Miss.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lori Dees, administrative coordinator in communications, whose father-in-law, Harold Brooks Dees, passed away Jan. 8. Services were held Jan. 12 in Corinth, Miss.

Condolences are extended to the family of Richard Sipe, trades technician in facility services, whose wife, Paula Ann Sipe, passed away Jan. 11. Services were held Jan. 15 in Sunnyvale, Texas.