Goldman Gala Features Dinner, Dancing, and Record Breaking Attendance

June 11, 2013

GSDM students enjoying the music at the Goldman Gala

GSDM students enjoying the music at the Goldman Gala

On Friday, May 3, 2013, Dean and Mrs. Hutter hosted the fourth annual Goldman Gala at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. This year’s Gala included the highest attendance yet, with 493 students, faculty, and staff from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) enjoying the festivities.

Guests mingled at the cocktail reception, then moved into the ballroom for dinner where Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter welcomed everyone and congratulated the students on a successful year.

“We all know how dedicated our students are to their learning, their patients, their research, their community, and their chosen profession,” said Dean Hutter. “It is truly special for us to honor and celebrate all that you have achieved and accomplished since you first arrived at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and especially during the past year.”

Dean Hutter acknowledged members of the GSDM Alumni Association Board and Dean’s Advisory Board who attended the Gala: David Lustbader DMD 86, chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board; Mitch Sabbagh DMD 87, president of the GSDM Alumni Association Board and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board; Tina Valades DMD 84, immediate past president of the GSDM Alumni Association Board; and Ronald Weissman PROS 77, member of the Dean’s Advisory Board.

Dean Hutter thanked the members of the Goldman Gala Committee, including: Christopher Bickford DMD 13, Diana D’Aoust DMD 14, Marina Gonchar DMD 14, Cassandra Iglesias DMD 14, Rose Joyce DMD 14, Marissa Kobewka DMD 15, Dave Lane DMD 16, Emma Lattouf DMD 15, Keely Matheson DMD 15, Mahek Mehta AS 14, Jessica Metcalfe DMD 15, Martha Neely AS 13, Caitlin Reddy DMD 13, Hilary Reiter DMD 16, Amrita Sandhu DMD 15, Muhammad Ali Shazib AS 14, Ryan Vaughn DMD 16, Jelena Vucijak DMD 14, Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Joseph Calabrese, and Assistant Director of Student Affairs Erica Manczuk. He gave a special thank you along with flowers to Lindsay McHugh, GSDM’s event and meeting planner.

The band Night Rhythm played music throughout the evening and, after dessert, guests danced until the end of the Gala.

Photos are available on Facebook and Flickr.

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