Fall 2017

Crowning Achievement

A professor on the runway.

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WHO Carolyn Cottrell, associate professor of comprehensive care and pageant contestant.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Forensic dentistry and bioterrorism

WHERE SHE’S LIVED West Virginia, Oklahoma, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, New Hampshire

LATEST ACHIEVEMENT Representing her home state in the 2016 Ms. Senior America pageant.

HER PAGEANT TALENT Presented a PowerPoint about famous women in history: 13 women in 2 minutes, 45 seconds. “I’m a lecturer. I worked with what I had.”

WILL SHE COMPETE AGAIN? “I’m trying not to. It’s so much work. My professional life comes first.”

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Nancy Farris, 76, has been coming to Tufts for dental care since she was a young girl