Awards

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Here’s your opportunity to nominate your co-workers and other colleagues who deserve recognition for the difference they’ve made. You may nominate one or more people in each category. You may also choose to nominate yourself. The awards include:

  • Distinguished Alumnus Award (presented to an IU School of Dentistry graduate for outstanding achievements)
  • Distinguished Service Award (presented to an IU School of Dentistry graduate for exceptional service to the Dentistry Alumni Association)
  • Honorary Member (presented to an individual who is not a graduate of the IU School of Dentistry, but who has been determined to be worthy of membership status)
  • Certificate of Appreciation (presented in appreciation for specific contributions to the IU School of Dentistry and/or its alumni association; may, but need not, be a dental graduate)

All nominations will be given careful consideration and are decided upon by a committee consisting of your peers. Each award can be received only one time. Nomination Deadline is January 8, 2021.

Past recipients

YearReceipient
1975Dr. D. Paul LaCount
1968Dr. Clyde Parker

YearReceipient
2019Dr. John Williams
2018Terry Wilson
2017
  • Mark A. Dirlam
  • Carolyn Hansen
2016
  • Dr. David W. Douglas
  • Ms. Joyce Trabel
2015Dr. Tim Centers
2014
  • Mr. John E. Hoffman
  • Mr. Johnathan A. Mayo
2013Dr. Scott A. Reef
2012Mrs. Shelly K. Schmeizer
2011Mr. Doug Bush
2010Mr. Edward Popcheff
2009Mr. Jay Dwizlik
2008Ms. Wendy Zent
2004Dr. Steven Dixon
2003Ms. Pamela Lovejoy
2001Ms. Yvonne Owens
2000Ms. Sandy Manion
1999Ms. Karen Deery (Jones)
1996IU Golf Course
1995Mr. Mike Halloran
1994Dr. Daniel DeHayes
1993Dr. Charles M. Simons
1992Ms. Susan Crum
1989Ms. Gail F. Williamson
1988Ms. Pauline R. Spencer
1987
  • Dr. James W. Huckleberry
  • Ms. Gloria H. Huxoll
1986
  • Mr. danny R. Dean
  • Ms. Carla J. Totten
1985Mr. R.C (Scotty) Scott
1984Dr. Robert H. Derry
1983Dr. Hollis H. Sears
1982
  • Ms. Margaret Burdine
  • Mrs. Mildred Redford
  • Mrs. Edna Williams
1981
  • Marjory H. Carr
  • Geraldine M. Jones
  • Arthur D. Lautzenhesier
1980
  • Mrs. Helen Campbell
  • Mrs. Mabel Walker
1977
  • Dr. William R. Breneman
  • Prof. Harold A. Raidt
1976
  • Mr. Glenn Ryker
  • Mr. Richard Searles
1975
  • Dr. Rolando Decastro
  • Mrs. Lillian O. (Dahl) Werle
1969Mrs. Bea Gordon

YearReceipient
1997Jackie Brien, Distinguished Alumna Award
1996
  • Jacqueline Brian, Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Hunter Rackley, Honorary Member Award
1994Nancy A. Young, Distinguished Alumna Award
1993Evelyn Oldsen, Honorary Alumna Award
1992Kay Raag, Distinguished Alumna Award
1991jennifer A. Klein, Honorary Dental Hygiene Alumni Award
1990Dr. Myron Kasle, Honorary Dental Hygiene Alumni Award
1989Dr. Karen E. Gable, Distinguished Alumna Award
1988Laverne C. Robinson, Distinguished Alumna Award
1987Marsha A. Strong, Distinguished Alumna Award
1986Karen Yoder, Distinguished Alumna Award
1984Diane K. Scott, Distinguished Alumna Award

YearReceipient
2019Dr. Roger Isaacs
2018
  • Dr. Keith Dickey
  • Dr. Terry Schechner
2017Timothy J. Carlson
2016
  • Dr. Suzanne S. Germain
  • Lloyd J. Hagedorn
2015
  • Dr. Arden G. Christen
  • Dr. Frank R. Faunce
2014
  • Dr. Diane M. Buyer
  • Dr. Jeffery B. Dalin
2013Dr. Floyd E. Hale
2012Dr. Thomas M. Murray
2011Dr. Martin R. Szakaly
2010
  • Dr. Kenneth E. Braun
  • Dr. James M. Lipton
2009Dr. Richard E. Jones
2008Dr. Charles Hay
2007Dr. Neal Richter
2006
  • Dr. Norman Becker
  • Dr. Pamela A. Steed
2005Dr. Joseph Karpinski
2004Dr. Carol I. Turner
2003Dr. James R. Roche
2001Dr. Charles Tomich
2000Dr. Chuck Simons
1999Dr. Dr. Miles Standish
1998Dr. Ronald Billings
1997Dr. H. Raymond Klein
1996Dr. Lawrence Goldblatt
1995Dr. John A. Rahe
1994
  • Dr. Donald Arens
  • Dr. James A. Cottone
1993
  • Dr. Richard C. Harris
  • Dr. Otto P. Sturzenberger
1992
  • Dr. W. Kelly Carr
  • Dr. Gerry L. Kaufman
1991
  • Dr. Edward L. Fritz
  • Dr. Sally Strugeon
1990Dr. James R. Platt
1989Dr. James D. Frey
1988
  • Dr. Thomas W. McKean
  • Dr. Robert M. Stetzel
1987
  • Dr. Ralp Schimmele
  • Dr. George Welch
1986
  • Dr. Williams I. Lawrence
  • Dr. Harvey G. Thomas
1985Dr. Ralph E. McDonald
1984Dr. Daniel Laskin
1983Dr. Robert L. Ewbank
1982
  • Dr. Phillip E. O'Shaughnessey
  • Dr. Melvin A. Ritter
1981Dr. Charles W. Gish
1980Dr. Joseph C. Muhler
1979Dr. John L. Campbell
1978Dr. Harold M. Fullmer
1977Dr. H. William Gilmore
1976Dr. Lloyd J. Phillips
1975Dr. Jack Carr
1974
  • Dr. James W. Huckelberry
  • Dr. Albert C. Yoder, Jr.
1973Dr. David B. McClure
1972Dr. Walter A. Crum
1971Dr. Vernon Forney
1970Dr. Charles Howell
1969Dr. Pery Ratcliff
1968
  • Dr. Ralph Stucky
  • Dr. Doug White
1967Dr. Ted Lilly
1966Dr. Joseph Volker
1965Dr. John Buhler
1964Dr. Jerry Timmons

YearReceipient
2018
  • Dr. Neil Pinney
  • Dr. Richard Jackson
2017
  • Dr. Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath
  • Michelle Bissonette Priest
2016
  • Dr. Gerardo Maupome
  • Dr. Paul E. Reifeis
2015
  • Dr. Frank Lippert
  • Dr. Brian J. Sanders
2014
  • Dr. Marco Bottino
  • Dr. Theresa Gonzalez
2013
  • Dr. David Brown
  • Dr. Hara Anderson
2012
  • Dr. Angela Bruzzaniti
  • Dr. Judith Chin
2011
  • Prof. Patricia A. Capps
  • Dr. Tien-Min Gabriel Chu
2010
  • Dr. Mashatoshi Ando
  • Dr. Timothy Carlson
2009
  • Dr. Jeffery Platt
  • Dr. Andrea Zandona
2008
  • Professor Elizabeth Hughes
  • Dr. E. Angeles Martinez-Mier
2007
  • Dr. Henry Lancaster
  • Dr. Domenick Zero
2006
  • Dr. E. Brady Hancock
  • Dr. Mythily Srinivasan
2005
  • Dr. Margherita Fontana
  • Dr. Susan Zunt
2004
  • Dominique M. Galli
  • Donald H. Newell
2003
  • James K. Harstfeld
  • Vanchit John
2002
  • Eric Everett
  • Edwin Parks
2001
  • Joseph Legan
  • Yoshiki Oshida
2000
  • Abdel Kafrawy
  • Michael Kowolik
1999
  • Joseph Bidwell
  • James L. McDonald, Jr.
1998
  • Thomas Katona
  • Jack Schaaf
1997
  • Ann Dunipace
  • Gail Williamson
1996
  • Dr. Steven E. Dixon
  • Dr. Yiming Li
1995
  • Dr. Mark A. saxen
  • Dr. Don-John Summerlin
1994
  • Dr. Richard Gregory
  • Dr. Margot VandDis
1993
  • Dr. Philip C. Rake
  • Dr. Eugene Roberts
1992
  • Dr. Bradley B. Beiswanger
  • Dr. Roberta M. Holdebrand
1991
  • Dr. Lawrence P. Garetto
  • Dr. Chrisianne J. Guba
  • Dr. Charles J. Palenick
1990Dr. Ray Maesaka
1989
  • Prof. Majorie L. Swartz
  • Dr. Charles E. Tomich
1988
  • Dr. Francis E. McCormick
  • Dr. Chris H. Miller
1987Dr. Ralph W. Phillips
1986Dr. George K. Stookey
1970
  • Dr. Drexell A. Boyd
  • Dr. Harry J. Healey
  • Dr. John F. Johnston

YearReceipient
2019Dr. Renee Shirer
2018Dr. Phillip Conn
2017Dr. George Zundo
2016Dr. Roland R. Ditto
2015Dr. Philip R. Tate
2014Dr. Louis R. Sertich
2013Dr. Frederick L. Sputh
2011
  • Dr. Lawrence I. Goldblatt
  • Judy S. Goldblatt
2010Dr. Phillip W. Gardner
2009Dr. Daniel W. Fridh
2008Dr. Terry Schechner
2007Dr. Norm Novak
2004Dr. Lloyd Hagedorn
2003Dr. Barry W. Ray
2001Dr. Jim Shupe
2000Dr. Bruce Raibley
1999Dr. Gary French
1998Dr. Hala Henderson
1997Dr. Kenneth Hyde
1996Dr. Robert Perry
1995Dr. Richard Elisworth
1994Mrs. Karen Yoder
1992Dr. Robert L. Mahern
1991
  • Dr. Robert N. Modlin
  • Dr. Charles E. Smith
1987
  • Dr. Robert L. Bogan
  • Dr. Willard Damm
  • Dr. Frank B. Jones
1986Glenn W. Irwin, Jr.,MD
1983Dr. Gene F. Hedrick
1980Dr. Ralph E. McDonald
1975Mr. Claude Rich
1974Dr. Ralph E. Broyles
1972Miss A. Rebekah Fisk
1971Dr. Herman B Wells

YearReceipient
2019Yvonne Baynham
2017Ann L. Carlson
2016Not Awarded
2015Dr. Stephen B. Towns
2014Dr. John W. Drone
2013Dr. John N. Williams Jr.
2012Dr. James G. Woodyard
2011Dr. Carl Richard Altenhof
2010Dr. Leonard F. Anglis
2009Dr. Robert H. Kasberg, Jr.
2008Dr. Gene Ranieri
2007Ms. Wendy Zent
2006Ms. Janet Hagedorn
2005Dr. Mark Wohlford
2004Dr. Steven J. Holm
2003Dr. Clyde Parker
2002Ms. Jan Miller
1999Dr. Ernest Mishler
1998Shant Markarlan
1997Dr. Ann Dunipace
1996Dr. Eugene Roberts
1994
  • Coach Bill Mallory
  • Mr. Donald McKenzie
1993Dr. John C. Gorman
1992Gerald L. Bepko, IUPUI Chancellor
1991Dr. Theodore R. Hunley
1990Dr. Ben B. Pence
1988Dr. W. G. Schmidt
1987Gary Ingersoll, PhD
1986Dr. D. Paul LaCount
1985
  • Dr. Eugene E. Brinker
  • Richard C. Powell, MD
1984
  • Dr. Wade B. Anshutz
  • Dr. (Frank) F. Allen Duncan
1983
  • Gerald C. Preusz, EdD
  • Richard C. Pugh, EdD
1982Mr. Williams S. Armstrong
1981Dr. Leonard G. Koebar
1980
  • Dr. John W. Ryan
  • Mrs. John W. Ryan
1979
  • Dr. Melvin R. Lund
  • Miss Evelyn R. Oldsen
  • Mr. J. Michael Quinn
1978
  • Mr. E. Nicholas Kestner III
  • Prof. Majorie L. Swartz
1977
  • Dr. Meryl England
  • Dr. Bruche McQuigg
  • Dr. Chris Miller
1976Dr. Grant Van Huysen
1975Dr. L. Rush Bailey
1974
  • Dr. Timothy J. O'Leary
  • Dr. William G. Shaferr
1973
  • Mrs. Helen W. Campbell
  • Dr. David F. Mitchell
  • Dr. Henry M. Swenson
1972
  • Dr. Robert H. Derry
  • Dr. Maynard K. Hine
1971Prof. Paul Barton
1970
  • Mrs. Ruth Chilton
  • Mr. Richard Scott
1967Mrs. Cleona Harvey
1966Mr. Verling Votaw
1965Mr. Frank Jones
1964
  • Mr. Gale Coons
  • Mr. Tom Miller
1963
  • Mr.George Davidson
  • Dr. Ralph Phillips

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