Alumni Tribute

The School of Dentistry is proud to have played a role in the lives of our graduates, and we are grateful for their professional contributions. It is with deepest condolences to their families, friends and colleagues that we share a memorial listing on our alumni tribute page. Names and graduation year are noted in the links or listed below. 

During 2022 we lost several esteemed DDS and DH alumni and fellow colleagues.


Alvin Benson            DDS, 1976                    1/17/2022
James Foor              DDS, 1974                    1/17/2022
Gary Cunningham     DDS, 1977                    1/27/2022
Ernest Rider             DDS, 1961                    4/20/2022
Alexander Waitkus    DDS, 1970                    5/02/2022
Richard Bowling        DDS, 1961                    6/18/2022
B.R. Compton           DDS, 1968                    7/21/2022
Andrew T. Wood        DDS, 1968                    9/18/2022
Thomas R. Geary      DDS, 1967                    11/09/2022
Jessica McKee           DDS, 2007                    12/07/2022
P. Ronald Graziani     DDS, 1974                     12/27/2022


Linda Ussery             BSDH, 1968                   7/11/2022
Margaret Radulski      BSDH, 2007                   7/03/2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends.

Alumni and Friends Memorial Listing

Please know that we do our best to record information regarding the loss of fellow alumni, but the School of Dentistry and the University do not always receive this information. If you are aware of someone we can honor please send an email to