School of Dentistry celebrates 127th Commencement Ceremony
Students, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on May 13 to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the School of Dentistry's 127th Commencement Ceremony held at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A total of 177 candidates were recognized: Doctor of dental surgery (109); Advanced dentistry education and oral biology programs (38); Master of dental therapy (6); Master of science in dental hygiene (3); and Bachelor of science in dental hygiene (24).
Century Club Professor of the Year Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD (Restorative Sci-Operative Dentistry) carried the University mace as he led the procession of graduates, dignitaries and students. Dean Leon Assael welcomed guests and offered the commencement address, and four graduates spoke on behalf of their respective classes: Fouad Badr (Advanced Education Programs); Jeremy S. Berger (Doctor of Dental Surgery). Kassie Scott (Dental Therapy); and Jennifer L. Schleifer (Dental Hygiene).