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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Donors Connect With Scholarship Students at Annual Event

Carrie Stetler | December 3, 2019

RSDM’s annual Donor/Scholar reception is often a time when past meets present. Alumni remember classmates who inspired them to create scholarships, while others recall family members for whom scholarships are named. More than 40 scholarships were awarded at the event.

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RSDM Accredited With High Marks

Carrie Stetler | December 3, 2019

RSDM successfully passed the accreditation process last month with “flying colors,” announced Dean Cecile A. Feldman. Four the fourth time in 21 years, RSDM was accredited with no recommendations for improvement.

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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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