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Alumni Association News

Letter from the President

WELCOME FELLOW ALUMNI AND COLLEAGUES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY!

I feel honored to serve in this present year of 2019 as your President for the UTSD Alumni Association and I thank those who have chosen to serve in leadership positions including the Board and our Executive Director. We accepted these positions as of January 1st, 2019. I wish to especially thank our previous President,    Dr. Greg Oelfke who served two years 2017 and 2018 and those who served in leadership positions for his term.

Our leadership is focused on the mission and vision of our Association:

  • To unite and support alumni and future alumni;
  • To promote pride and esteem within the UTSD community;
  • For graduates of the School of Dentistry to recognize the “value of membership” and the importance of supporting the UTSD Alumni Association.

With these goals and direction, we will be focused on membership growth- reaching out to alumni, thanking them for their membership, renewing membership, asking for members to contribute to our 2019 Annual Sustaining Funds:

  • Millennium Club $1000 or more
  • Scholars Club $500-$999
  • Directors Council $250-499
  • Century Club $125-$249
  • Alumni Foundation-Houston

I wish to invite and encourage you to be a part of the Legacy Fund which was introduced in 2012 and is a part of our Foundation, to encourage 200 dentists to donate $10,000 each to raise $2 million. Its mission is to value and support students, faculty and staff with a commitment to those opportunities that enhance the quality of education and professional development. WE NEED YOU TO JOIN US! As Dean John Valenza states, “This commitment by alumni will be a difference-maker for the future of our school.”

So I ask all alumni and future alumni to:

  • Pay your alumni dues. You can go online to UTSDalumni.com or contact our outstanding executive director, Tricia Fullerton, at 713-822-6741 for any questions or issues;
  • Become active and support (through time and money) any of our many events or functions;
  • Support and donate to the UTSD Alumni Association Foundation at any level. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”. Winston Churchhill

Finally, I want to wish everyone in the UTSD community a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.

Thank you for this honor and for your support! God Bless all of you!

Linda Sierra, DDS ‘78

VALUED EVENTS FOR 2019

  • January 9, ASDA Vendor Fair
  • January 29,2019 Table Clinic Preview
  • February 7-8, 2019 Star of the South
  • February 8, 2019 UTSD Alumni Luncheon
  • March 2019 Classes without Quizzes
  • April 6, 2019 Class of 1994 25th Anniversary Reunion
  • April 13, 2019 Class of 2014 5th Anniversary Reunion
  • April 17, 2019 Senior Banquet
  • May 2-4, 2019 TDA Meeting
  • May 3, 2019 Alumni Association Reception
  • May 17. 2019 Graduation
  • August 17, 2019 White Coat Ceremony
  • September 2-9, 2019 ADA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • October 2019 Senior Social
  • November 2019 Dinner with Friends, Alumnus of the Year
  • Class Reunions (1979 is in planning stages)
  • Alumni Roundup September 2019
  • Philanthropic activity of the UTSD Alumni Association Foundation

Helping Our Future

The UTSD Alumni Association has created a Tooth Collection Program to assist UTSD Dental Students in obtaining appropriate teeth to meet their program requirements. We are asking Alumni to save extracted teeth in jars the association will provide, free of charge. Dental students need help in collecting teeth for lab practicals, mock boards, Boards, and various other restorative and endodontic activities.

The Alumni Association will also coordinate drop off and pick up of the jar(s) from your office.Contact Dr.Joe Piazza at jmpiazzajr@gmail.com or Kathy Zwieg at kathy.zwieg@gmail.com for more information.Please help our future alumni with this important requirement!