Alumus Arnold Hill Honored

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association honored outstanding alumni volunteers, groups and programs at a celebratory event held at the McNamara Alumni Center on October 29, 2008.

“Most of the University’s 400,000 living graduates care about their alma mater,” said Margaret Sughrue Carlson, chief executive officer of the Alumni Association. “But there are unique individuals who move beyond caring and devote an incredible amount of time and talent as alumni volunteers. Each year we honor them for making significant contributions to the strength and future success of our University.”

Five groups and two individuals received Alumni Association awards in recognition of outstanding service and programming during the past year. Eleven alumni received the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award, which honors long-time service and a legacy of volunteerism.

Recipients included Dr. Arnold Hill from the School of Dentistry, who was given an Alumni Service Award for his philanthropic work. An alumnus who holds a bachelor’s degree and two graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and the School of Dentistry, Dr. Arnold Hill has played a significant role in orthodontic education and professional development in Minnesota. During a 30-year teaching career at Mayo Clinic and many years in private orthodontic practice, Dr. Hill has served on, and as president of, nearly every orthodontic and dental professional organization in the state.

Despite these demands, Hill agreed without hesitation to chair the capital campaign for the school’s Simulation Clinic. His tremendous leadership and ability to reconnect practicing dentists and alumni were largely responsible for the funding of the most technologically advanced simulation clinic in the world. Hill’s contributions have ensured the University’s national reputation for educating dental practitioners at the highest level of performance.

The University of Minnesota Alumni Association is a 59,000-member organization that has advocated for the University’s important work for more than a century. By joining the Alumni Association, alumni become ambassadors for the University. For more information, go to or call 800-862-5867.

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