College welcomes students back with Alumni Association ice cream social
Welcome back to our students on June 6th! It’s not always easy to get back into the swing of a summer session after a two-week break, but ice cream from your Texas A&M Alumni Association definitely helps sweeten the deal!
Alumni Reception & Meeting - TDA 2017
Alums host early graduation celebration "on the Patio"
DH2 and D4 students relaxed with Alums and enjoyed an early graduation celebration “on the Patio” recently at the Stackhouse, the popular eatery across from the dental school. A free beverage and appetizers, and fun door prizes were provided compliments of the College of Dentistry Alumni Association!
It was another great opportunity to visit with alumni board members and classmates!
See more pictures of the fun event.
Let the games begin!
Volleys begin within minutes of the ribbon cutting for students’ new ping-pong and foosball tables, gifts from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
A crowd of students huddled around the table for the informal ceremony, joined by staff from the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations, and the Alumni Association’s president-elect, Dr. Joe Simmons ’98, ’99, and secretary-treasurer, Dr. Danette McNew ’88.
Dr. Joe Simmons ’98, ’99, Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s Alumni Association president elect, joins students for a hot chocolate and coffee pre-final “warm-up” on Dec. 9. It was much appreciated that cold winter morning — temperatures dipped into the 20s!
Congratulations, new alums!
Celebrating the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Tommy Harrison, as well as milestone graduation years, including the Class of 1966
2015 Caruth School of Dental Hygiene Luncheon and Class of ’65 reunion
2015 SWDC Homecoming Reception and Class of ’65, 50th year reunion at Omni Hotel in Dallas
2015 Caruth School of Dental Hygiene Luncheon and Class of ’65 reunion
Beekeeping, tending cattle and managing a dental practice: It’s all in a day’s work for your alumni president.
From the bitter freezes of January to the sweltering stretches of July, inside the hive, it’s a steady 90-plus degrees. Or at least it should be. The bees need to maintain this temperature to survive.
In summer months, they’ll carry nectar in their mouths to the hive, regurgitate it, and flap their wings, helping the water to evaporate from the nectar, and in the process, providing natural air conditioning.
In the winter months, “heater bees” warm the hive’s close-knit quarters within the 14×18-inch wooden boxes.
These are just a few tidbits we get from Dr. Lee Kavanagh ’02, a part-time beekeeper and full-time dentist, who in May assumed presidency of the College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
Father and son orthodontists R.G. “Wick” and Moody Alexander can say they’ve set several generations of the city’s teeth on a straight path.
Drs. Alexander Orthodontics at 840 W. Mitchell St. has been in operation for 50 years, treating more than 17,500 children and adults.
Add to that the thousands of people who have benefited from Wick Alexander’s own Alexander LTS Bracket technique, which has been taught to orthodontists worldwide.
Alexander still instructs on his technique all over the world, and this year alone has visited China, Japan and Germany. The bracket-bracing system makes straightening teeth “a little easier and there’s less discomfort,” said Alexander. He is also a clinical professor of orthodontics at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry.
Q&A with Dr. Celeste Latham '97
Former Alumni Association president Dr. Celeste Latham ’97 tackles family life, career and leadership with focus that is far from single-minded.
By sharing responsibilities with family and colleagues, this professional and mother of two young children is able to achieve the balance she desires.
Read more on her life outlook and strategies in NewsStand.
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Alumni Association Board Members
Dr. Joe J. Simmons III '98
Dr. Danette McNew '88
Dr. Chad J. Capps '08
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Ms. Laurie Inglis RDH '02
Ms. Tiffany Bergstrom RDH '14
NORTHEAST TX DIVISION
Dr. William R. Phillips '97
Dr. Dena Robinson '99
NORTHWEST TX DIVISION
Dr. Rafael Perez '97
Wichita Falls, TX
SOUTHEAST TX DIVISION
Dr. Eduardo R. Lorenzana '96
San Antonio, TX
SOUTHWEST TX DIVISION
Dr. Anthony Mendez '04
Ms. Shelley Bixler RDH '12
Royse City, TX
Ms. Lana Crawford RDH '68
Dr. Danielle Geshay '13
Dr. Jordan Luna '14
Dr. Sancerie 0'Rourke-Allen '98
Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Julie Stelly '87
Dr. Brian Summers '87
Dr. Drew Vanderbrook '12
DENTAL STUDENT MEMBER
Mr. John Ratliff '19
DENTAL HYGIENE STUDENT MEMBER
Ms. Morgan Hardison '18
GRADUATE STUDENT MEMBER
Mr. Jonathan Hawley '17
Your Source for What's Going on at College of Dentistry
We are pleased to share with you an exciting development from the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. Read all college news and updates on your alma mater's web publication, Dentistry Insider .
This site was created with our college's community in mind. In one centralized news hub, Dentistry Insider content will include information that formerly was found in the Baylor Dental Record Online, NewsStand as well as news articles and features from the college's magazine, the Baylor Dental Journal, which remains in print format.
The Record Online has been the college's dependable source for web news for more than 10 years. While the BDRO as we've come to know it is going away, Dentistry Insider will provide the same quality coverage with several distinct enhancements, including:
- daily/weekly postings, so you receive frequent, up-to-date information
- responsive design, so you can read college news articles on your computer, mobile device or tablet with ease
- weekly emails and RSS feed subscriptions, so you can be the first to know when college developments break
We hope you will enjoy using this new resource. In the meantime, please direct any comments or questions to Jenny Fuentes in the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at 214.828.8358 or email@example.com. And don't forget to send story ideas and/or news to Jenny as well.
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All graduates become full members of the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Alumni Association.
The College of Dentistry Alumni Association provides a variety of opportunities for alums to stay connected with the school and each other. To find out more about the Alumni Association and how you get involved, call the alumni relations office at the college at 214.828.8202.
The Alumni Association members are exceptional professionals and are leaders in local, state and national dental organizations. Our alumni also are active volunteers in their communities through local government, nonprofit organizations, places of worship, schools, etc. Many alumni come back to the school to teach while maintaining outside dental practices. Others mentor prospective dental students or volunteer as members of our alumni or foundation boards.