WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Outstanding service acceptable for this consideration will include the reputation and formal recognition attained by the individual within professional, political, and public groups.  Both dental and dental hygiene graduates of the School of Dentistry are eligible for this award.
Eligibility will usually require some history in at least two of the three areas listed below:
1.   Election or appointment to positions in state or national groups (requiring major responsibilities), honorary memberships in state or national groups, the American College of Dentistry, and/or the International College of Dentists.
2.   Recipient of awards for service and contributions to professional and public areas.
3.   Scholarly development and attainment by advanced and honorary degrees, advancement to senior ranks in academic appointments, multiple professional presentations of scientific merit, and/or multiple publications in professional journals.

 

Special requirements for recipient of award:
1.   Must be an active member of the Alumni Association currently.

 

Procedures for Nomination and Election:
1.   Criteria given above should be printed periodically in the Alumni Bulletin.
2.   Nominations should be delivered to the Secretary‑Treasurer.
3.   Nominations will be reviewed by the awards committee.
4.   Nominations will be returned by the committee to the Board of Governors with recommendations.
5.   Final approval for the award is made by the Board of Governors.


6.   The Secretary will confirm “special requirements” before completing arrangements.
 

Norton P. Smith ‘77
May 3, 1985
Nathaniel Kennedy ‘61
May 2, 1986
Jimelle Farris Rumburg ‘75H
May 1, 1987
Frank Stevens '62 April 29, 1988
A. Ed Skidmore '66 April 27, 1990
Sam V. Holroyd '61 April 26, 1991
Christina DeBiase ‘77H
April 28, 1995
David A. Whiston ‘65
April 26, 1996
David T. Puderbaugh ‘64
April 25, 1997
Edward E. Herschaft ‘70
May 1, 1998
Errol Reese ‘63
May 1, 1998
Gary Hartwell ‘66
April 30, 1999
David Myers ‘65
April 30, 1999
Everett W. Bowling ‘75
April 28, 2000
James E. Valentine ‘75
April 28, 2000
Carol Spear ‘69H
April 27, 2001
James J. Caveney ‘68
April 27, 2001
Brad W. Neville ’77
May 3, 2002
David C. Fogarty ’68
May 2, 2003
John M Wright, Jr. ’73
May 2, 2003
Robert S. Raynes ’73
April 30, 2004
William R. McCutcheon ‘63
April 22, 2005
Robert L. Wanker ’70
April 28, 2006
Ronald D. Jackson ’72
April 21, 2007
David C. Funderburk ‘73
April 21, 2007
Robert H. Hornbrook ’68 April 25, 2008
Charles L. Smith ’83 April 25, 2008
Clara M. Spatafore ’84 April 24, 2009
Harold H. Reed '70 April 23, 2010
Michael D. Medovic '80 April 23, 2010
Shelia S. Price '86 April 29, 2011
David Walker '71 April 29, 2011


Achievement Award
 

The WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Governors has established the following policy concerning the award:

1. This is not an annual award.  Rather, it is given annual consideration by the Board.

2. The award is to be presented to an individual for service to the profession, the state, and the WVU School of Dentistry.  Other qualifications presented on behalf on nominees will, of course, be considered by the Board.

3. All nominations must be made in writing.

4. All final decisions regarding this award will be made by the Board of Governors of the Alumni Association.                           

Carl A. Loughlin
May 29, 1965
J. Bernard Poindexter
May 28, 1966
Clarence Cottrill July 1967
K. V. Randolph
May 11, 1968
Edward C. Armbrecht
May 17, 1969
James E. Newman May 16, 1970
Paul A. Loflin May 15, 1971
Victor E. Bird
May 18, 1974
W. Robert Biddington May 13, 1978
Henry J. Bianco Jr. May 2, 1986
Robert E. Sausen
May 1, 1987
Jerry E. Bouquot
April 29, 1988
James E. Overberger
April 27, 1991
Mr. Kenneth Sears
April 28, 1995
Dr. Frank Oliverio
April 26, 1996
Dr. Camillo A. Alberico
April 25. 1997
Mr. Richard D. Stevens
May 1, 1998
Pauline Steele
April 30, 1999
Dr. Leo J. Fleckenstein
April 28, 2000
Dr. Dale C. Bowers
April 27, 2001
Dr. J. Ted Stevens
May 3, 2002
Dr. James A. Griffin, Jr.
May 2, 2003
Dr. Sami Ghareeb
April 30, 2004
Dr. Richard L. Meckstroth
April 22, 2005
Dr. John G. Thomas
April 28, 2006
Dr. Donald J. Morrison
April 28, 2006
Dr. Richard J. Crout
April 21, 2007
Dr. Peter Ngan
April 25, 2008
Dr. Marcia Stewart
April 24, 2009
Dr. Bernard Grubler  April 29, 2011 
   
Special Award
 
Robert Hartley
May 13, 1967
   

 


Alumni Association Instrument Award

This award was instituted at the October 11, 1986 meeting of the Board.  This award is to be given to a first year DDS student after the end of the spring term and is to be used to help defray instrument cost.  This award is to be based on academic achievement and financial need.  The award selection committee is to be a faculty member appointed by the Alumni Association President, the Secretary‑Treasurer and the Medical Center financial aid officer.  The amount of the award is to be $500.00.

An award for a Dental Hygiene student was instituted at the February 2002 meeting of the Board. This award is presented to a sophomore dental hygiene student with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and documented financial need.  This student must have demonstrated competency and professionalism in clinical techniques during the second semester of his/her sophomore year.  This monetary award is intended to assist the recipient with the purchase of clinical instruments. The amount of the award is to be $250.00

 

1987
Lorena Surber
$500
1988
Donna L. Panucci
$500
1989
William Lilly
$500
1990
Anneli K. Keiderling
$500
1991
Shannon Magnuson
$500
1992
Beth Armstead
$500
1993
Kurt Fleckenstein
$500
1994
Kevin Lewis
$500
1995
Joseph Mullins
$500
1996
Maria Wright
$500
1997
Ray General
$500
1998
Wayne Hughart
$500
1999
Travis Wills
$500
2000
Mike Hazey
$500
2001
Jennifer Hamilton
Jon Abraham
$500
$500
2002
Greg Stephen-Hassard
$500
2003
Mitri Ghareeb
$500
2004
Kristie Gillespie
Patricia Hartman
$500
$500
2005
Spencer Stiles
Chase Prettyman
$500
$500
2006
Holly Eppard
Kara Jenkins
$500
$500
2007
Doyoung Choi
Jaime Horne
$500
$500
2008 Lance Pittman
Michael Olsen
$500
$500
2009 Jen Mitchell $500
2010 Dana Craig $500
2011 DoBin Choi $500
 
 

Dental Hygiene awarded added in Feb 2002 in the amount of $250.00

 
2002
Morgen Davis
$250
2003
Elizabeth Wehrele
$250
2004
Sara Rauch
$250
2005
Somer Strothers
$250
2006
Lane Walsh
$250
2007
Savanna Jo Workman
$250
2008 Katie Froede $250
2009 Kristy Meyers $250
2010 Toni Williams $250
2011 Jordan McVicker $250

 


Student Award for Clinical Competency and Professionalism

The West Virginia University School of Dentistry Alumni Association will present each year an award to the graduating senior in the top 25%, of his or her class in Dentistry and Dental Hygiene based on the overall GPA. These awards will consist of a check for $200.00 and a wooden plaque which will give the recipient's name and state that it is given for Outstanding Clinical Competency and Professionalism by the West Virginia University School of Dentistry Alumni Association. The awards will be presented at a student event prior to Commencement.

The recipients are to be selected after the completion of the first semester of their senior year, regardless of when the students complete their requirements for graduation

Recipients will be selected in the following manner

A. Selected on the basis of over‑all professionalism and clinical competency. Professionalism to include the following:

1.General appearance

2.Patient rapport

a.Seeing patients on a regular basis

b.Concern for welfare of patient

c.Faculty rapport

B. Clinical competency to include completion of clinical work in a superior manner.

To help in the evaluation of the recipients, the Award Committee will ask each Department Chairperson or Division Chair or Course Director to RANK the top five (5) seniors in their clinical area by utilizing the above criteria and forward the list to the Secretary of the School of Dentistry Alumni Association.

 

 
 
D.D.S.
 
B.S.D.H.
1975
Charles W. Houghton

Susan Watters

1976
Donald Edwards
Renee Baker
1977
Francis Lipsinic
Christina DeBiase
1978
William F. Queen
Victoria R. Adams
1979
Roger Clay
Marion Dedebali
1980
Marc Wild
Jo Ellen Kemmner
1981
Charles Fultz
Mary Lisa Crowder
1982
Autumn Kercheval
Teresa Elmore
1983
Hans A. Kurtz
Lori Lynn Andochick
1984
Kevin Morrill

Janice Ward

1985
Stephen M. Pachuta
Leslie A. Gable
1986
Albert W. Getty
Lisa Ann Smith
1987
James Kevin Martin 
Amy Everett
1988
Louise Tupta   
Shelley Hite James
1989
Willie Barnes
Mike Signorelli
Roxanne Beatty
1990
Lorena Surber
Rhoda Mei Hu
1991
Samuel D'Arco
Kathleen Anne Moore
1992
Rebecca Thomson

Heather Rae Fox

1993
Annie M. Hu
Tammy Rae Hostetler
1994
T. Dean Bobbitt
Melissa D. Mayfield
1995
Kamil Abou-Kheir
Karry Meyers
1996
Angela London
Deann Leach
1997
Gina Davis
Nancy Dragovich
1998
Anissa Anderson
Kevin Heath Bailey

Jessica Lyn Schwall

1999
Monique Doherty
Lora Haynie
2000
Jeffrey Minchau
Lori Lively
2001
Karry E. Meyers
Jeannie Lewis
2002
Ryan Burleson
Sharlene Toone
2003
Michael A. Hazey
Duana Crum
2004
Jon Abraham
Anna Near
2005
Nic Taylor
Elizabeth Hubbard
2006
Mitri Ghareeb

Maria T. Broschart

2007
Cindy Knotts
Dana Alshatti
2008 Spencer R. Stiles Tiffany D. Summerlin
2009 Katie L. Kilcollin

Kelli L. Mullenax

2010 Doyoung Choi Holly Haldeman



DR. ROBERT E. SAUSEN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association Board of Governors at their April 2010 meeting established the following policy concerning the award:

1. This award is to be presented to a senior dental or dental hygiene student who during his or her four years has demonstrated the high ideals of service, such as loyalty, dedication, and integrity, to the School of Dentistry Alumni Association, the School of Dentistry, the community, and the dental profession as exemplified by Dr. Robert E. Sausen.

2. Candidates for this award will be nominated by the members of the Distinguished Service Sub-Committee of the Awards Committee which will be comprised of two of the DDS team leaders and two faculty members from the Division of Dental Hygiene. The sub-committee will be chaired by the Assistant Dean for Student and Alumni Affairs.

3. Final selection will be by the Board of Governors at the mid-winter meeting from up to three nominations presented to them by the awards committee.

4. The award will consist of an inscribed plaque.

5. The award will be presented at the Senior Banquet or other designated function.

Distinguished Service Award Winners

 

2011 Lance Pittman