Dental Alumni Assn. President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ‘98) presents the Alumni Award of Honor to Dr. Betsy K. Davis (Class of ‘87)
Dental Alumni Assn. President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ‘98) presents the Alumni Award of Honor to Dr. Betsy K. Davis (Class of ‘87)

The MUSC Alumni Association recognizes alumni and one friend of the College each year. Dental alumni, faculty and staff are invited to nominate a degree or residency alumnus of the College or other individual who has made significant contributions to the profession of dentistry, their community and/or the college for recognition through one of the association’s awards. Awards were presented by Dental Alumni Association President Dr. Jennifer Lever (Class of ’99) .

Alumni Award of Honor

Dr. Betsy K. Davis (Class of ’87) was awarded the Alumni Award of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by the Dental Alumni Association. This award is presented to a degree or residency alumnus of the college in recognition of outstanding service and contributions to the alumni association, the college, community or the profession of dentistry.

Distinguished Alumnus Service Award

This Distinguished Alumnus Service Award was presented to Dr. Theresa S. Gonzales (Class of ’84, assoc. dean). This award is given to a degree or residency alumnus of the college who has given selflessly through extraordinary activities that benefit the college, their community or the profession of dentistry during the past year.

Honorary Alumnus Award

Dr. John J. Sanders (past dean) was awarded the Honorary Alumnus Award. This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the college or the profession of dentistry but is not an alumnus of the college. Honorary alumni members shall enjoy any rights and privileges of the Alumni Association.

Young Alumnus Award

The inaugural Young Alumni Award was received by Dr. Joseph E. Brown, III (Class of ’08). This new award is presented to a degree or residency alumnus of the College who has shown exemplary leadership and dedication towards the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and organized dentistry as a whole.

Student Leadership Award

Dr. Landon Sears (Class of ’17) received the Student Leadership Award. This award is selected by the graduating class and awarded to the person who most embodies its leader.