RSDM News

Alumnas’ Gift Inspired by Women Mentors

Carrie Stetler | December 23, 2019

Drs. Miriam Furlong and Elisa Velazquez were RSDM students in the 1990s, when the great majority of faculty were men. For them, female faculty were a vital source of support and mentorship. Hoping to give back, they endowed a student scholarship as part of the Chancellor’s Challenge Scholarship Match.

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In Honor of Family’s Work in India, Alumni Establishes Scholarship

Carrie Stetler | November 4, 2019

The small clinic in India that Dr. Shanti Jain established in her rural home town grew to a 100-bed hospital before she passed away in 1993, when her sister, Kanti, began leading the facility. To honor them, Jain (Class of ’95) established a Jain family scholarship, which will be awarded to help fund an individual student’s dental mission trip. His hope is that recipients might some day join him on his own mission to the facility, in Khichan India, where he has also volunteered.

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Alumni Give Back on Behalf of Dental Practice

Carrie Stetler | November 1, 2019

Dr. Christopher Emma credits the success of his practice, Encore Dental, with the clinical skills that he and his colleagues learned at RSDM. When he found that scholarship donations would be triple-matched in 2019, Dr. Emma (Classs of ’01), and two of his partners at Encore, wanted to give back by supporting present-day RSDM student.

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