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Submit your nominations for the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award using our online forms by Friday, June 14, 2019. Find out more about eligibility and the nominating process on the Alumni Awards pages.


Dr. Harlan Raley '51 

Graduate of College of Dentistry’s predecessor, Baylor University College of Dentistry, Dr. Harlan Raley '51 

Dr. Harlan Raley '51

Dr. Harlan Raley ’51 graduated from Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s predecessor, Baylor University College of Dentistry, as part of an exceptionally close-knit class composed of many World War II veterans. Raley served with the Navy in the South Pacific. Flying became his avocation; he was a member of the Flying Dentists for 30 years.

This general dentist is still practicing after nearly 68 years and has no plans to retire. 

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Dr. Ety Friedman, left, with Dr. Valerie Slater ’18 during a College of Dentistry campus visit in fall 2017

Dr. Ety Friedman

"My experience probably was different than that of my classmates because at the time there were not too many woman dentists," said Dr. Friedman.

"After practicing for a while as an associate ... and a few hours a week in public health dentistry, which I had done in my native country, I decided to open my own practice. Surprise of surprises! I could not get a loan unless my husband co-signed. I imagine any of my classmates ... didn’t have to have their wives co-sign."

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Dr. Larry Herwig ’84

Distinguished Alumnus
September 12th, 2018

Dr. Larry Herwig '84

It’s hard to imagine anyone more committed to mentoring, leadership or service than Dr. Larry Herwig ’84, Texas A&M College of Dentistry’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. He seems to find more than 24 hours in a day and use that time to give back to his profession and alma mater.

Herwig’s activities reveal a heart for students and volunteerism. He is a mentor in Great Expectations, a private practice preceptor in public health sciences and an onsite clinician for student volunteers at events including Texas Mission of Mercy.

More about Dr. Herwig in Dentistry Insider ...

Dr. Allison Fowler ’13

Distinguished Alumna
September 12th, 2018

Dr. Allison Fowler '13

In the midst of building her practice, which she opened in Dallas’ Park Cities in 2016, Dr. Allison Fowler ’13 is intentional about her desire to influence others. It is one of the prime factors that led her back to Texas A&M College of Dentistry part time as an adjunct clinical assistant professor just two years after graduating.

Fowler’s work with dental students caught the attention of fellow alum Dr. Joe Simmons ’98, ’99, clinical assistant professor in general dentistry and Alumni Association immediate past president, who nominated her for the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

More about Dr. Fowler in Dentistry Insider ...

Meet your alumni association officers

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Members of the College of Dentistry Alumni Association Board, from left to right: Dr. Anthony Mendez ’04, Dr. Joe Simmons III ’98, ’99, Dr. Danette McNew ’88, Dr. Drew Vanderbrook ‘12, Dr. Julie Stelly ’87, Dr. John Ratliff ’19, Lana Crawford ’68, Dr. Chad Capps ’08.

Photos from Homecoming 2018

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Commencement 2018

We caught up with a few of our grads after commencement rehearsal earlier this week, and here's what they had to share about the importance of this milestone, and just what their time at #TAMUdental has meant to them. #DentalGrad2018

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Money matters: Class of 2018 gives back to college

Class of 2018

The tradition of giving back continued with the Class of 2018. As graduation neared, the class opted to give matching contributions to the dental school’s Alumni Association and Social Services Dental Care Fund, which offers financial assistance for patients in need to be able to receive treatment when they otherwise might have to cease care.

Another heartfelt decision to note: Class members also took the time to give thank you mementos to dozens of Texas A&M College of Dentistry staff members directly involved in their education.

Alums host early graduation celebration "on the Patio"

Dean joins the festivities

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.


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Texas A&M Dentistry Magazine 2018

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2018 Membership Campaign

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Support the Texas A&M University College of Dentistry's Alumni Association with a gift to the Alumni Campaign.

Simply download the Contribution Form, fill it in and send it to us.

Note: Your membership fees are deposited in the Alumni Association account managed by the Baylor Oral Health Foundation (tax exempt 501(c) 3) charitable organization. Because your fees are tax deductible, you will receive a letter from the Foundation for tax purposes.

All the information you need is on the Contribution Form