Message from Alumni Association President
Dear Fellow Alumni,
I am deeply humbled to have been elected President of the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Alumni Association Board. Since becoming a member of the Alumni Association 11 years ago, I have watched my predecessors work tirelessly on behalf of our alumni and our School and I know that I have very big shoes to fill. I fully embrace the opportunity and I am genuinely excited about the future of this great institution.
These are exciting times at GSDM! As you all know, the University is currently conducting a $1B Campaign to Be Great and GSDM is working to raise funds to improve our facility and to create endowed professorships and scholarships. I know that we can all understand how critical scholarship assistance is to our students and that is why I have personally donated to the campaign. I have also volunteered to work with Dr. Thomas Kilgore, who is leading the charge on faculty donations to the campaign.
There are many ways for alumni to contribute and give back to our School. Recently, Alumna Kathy Jendrasik-Savitsky DMD 94, returned to campus during Alumni Weekend and volunteered to host a Lunch and Learn called “Running a Digital Clinic.” As you have read in this issue of Impressions, GSDM recently became the first dental school in the United States to transition to seamlessly integrated digital technology. It was therefore perfect timing for Kathy to share with students how she uses CEREC and CAD/CAM technologies in her practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. We all have something to contribute to our School and our future fellow alumni at the School, so I encourage you to contact me directly if you are considering volunteering, participating in an event, or making a gift to the campaign.
I would like to personally welcome three new members of the Alumni Board: Dr. Elizabeth Benz DMD 11; Dr. Puneet Kochhar DMD 03; and Dr. Sean Rayment DMD 97, DScD 01. I look forward to working alongside all of our Alumni and if you are interested in joining the Alumni Board, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you in advance for your support during my two-year term as your President. I will be traveling to as many alumni receptions and events as possible and I intend to reach out to alumni in each city where we host these receptions. I look forward to speaking and working with each and every one of you to serve our GSDM community.