Winter 2016

Reunion 2015

Alumni return to Boston for annual get-together

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Photo: Ian Maclellan

Over the sunny spring weekend of April 24-26, more than 700 dental alumni celebrated their class reunions in Boston. Participating in on- and off-campus activities gave alumni and their families a variety of opportunities to connect with other alums, colleagues and friends.

Many alumni joined members of the Tufts dental community, leadership donors and graduating dental students on Friday evening at the annual Toast to Tufts gala, held in the grand ballroom at the Park Plaza Boston Hotel. Dean Huw F. Thomas served as the evening’s emcee. A highlight of the evening was Tufts President Anthony P. Monaco’s toast to the school and dental profession; he invited the attending students to stand and be acknowledged by all.

On Saturday, the continuing education program featured presentations about implant overdentures, why a dentist needs a good back and on the future of dentistry.

At the Dental Alumni Association annual luncheon and meeting, two alumni were honored with lifetime achievement awards: Gerald Carrier, D60, for 55 years of service, and James B. Hanley, D75A, DG79, for 40 years of service. (Hanley, the former associate dean of clinical affairs died in May.) Katherine Vosker, director of student affairs, received the staff service award.

Reunion wouldn’t be a celebration without the traditional dining and dancing on Saturday night. At the Four Seasons, classmates attended a cocktail reception, mingled in private class dining rooms and danced late into the night. The celebration was especially sweet for the reunion classes that won class gift awards: D80 won both the Cusp of Excellence and Golden Crown; D65 won the Porcelain Bridge; and D10 won the Impression award. The Reunion Giving Challenge was met with more than 407 gifts that raised $494,919—a reunion record.

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