Alumni Gather in Italy for 50th Anniversary Celebration

verona-200On March 23, 2013, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Italian Alumni Association (BUIA) hosted an alumni reception at the Villa Quaranta Hotel in Verona, Italy, as part of the School’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. The reception followed the 14th Annual Symposium, sponsored by the BUIA each year since it formed in 1999.

Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter joined the gathering of GSDM alumni, staff, faculty, family, and friends. He addressed the crowd, beginning by thanking the reception hosts BUIA President Tommaso Cantoni PROS 93, Professor Umberto Bar PERIO 63, Honorary President, Secretary Cristiano Fabiani ENDO 92, Cultural Secretary Roberto Rossi PERIO 91, Counselor Diego Capri PERIO 02, and Fabio Scutella PROS 95 as well as Director of Development Ms. Kimberley Branca, who was also in attendance and instrumental in organizing the event.

Dean Hutter spoke about the role of Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine alumni in the historic, University-wide One Billion Dollar Campaign as an essential part of funding GSDM’s proposed new facility and the establishment of endowed Professorships and Scholarships.

Dean Hutter highlighted GSDM’s yearlong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the School by Henry M. Goldman in 1963. He said, “Our Italian alumni have a long tradition of supporting GSDM and after spending time with you here in Verona this week, I know that your commitment will continue into this campaign. Together, we can build on the momentum of a legacy of innovation and fund our proposed new facility and build a future that is truly great.”

Dean Hutter closed the evening by presenting a video that was produced specifically for the 50th Anniversary Celebration commemorating the past 50 years and highlighting what lies ahead for the School.

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