GSDM students, faculty, and staff honored during Senior Awards Dinner

Forty-seven members of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Class of 2019 were recognized for their achievements during the Senior Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the George Sherman Union.

“For you to be singled out among such a distinguished group is indeed an honor that speaks to your extraordinary abilities,” said Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter during his opening remarks.

Each year, Dean Hutter and his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Hutter, host a senior awards event to celebrate graduates and recognize those who have excelled in their dental education. While the event is generally held in conjunction with a brunch, this year the event took place in the evening, as a dinner.

On May 15, more than 500 students, faculty, staff, and family members packed the Metcalf Hall, on the second floor of the George Sherman Union, to celebrate the achievements of the graduating class. Members of the Class of 2019 also received their yearbooks, titled “Final Impressions,” during the event.

Awards were presented by members of the faculty and honored guests. In total, 56 awards were presented to members of the graduating class. Additionally, three faculty and two staff members received recognition from the GSDM student body for their dedication to the school and students.

While Dean Hutter praised the students receiving awards during the ceremony, he also took a moment to congratulate all 200 predoctoral graduates for their hard work.

“Although you may not receive an award today, you must understand that each of you are winners, and the faculty and staff of the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine are extremely proud of your accomplishments and feel that it has been an honor and a privilege having you as students and colleagues in our school,” he said.

For a list of the 2019 senior awards winners, click here.

For photographs of the event, click here.