Alumni/Donors

Emeritus Classes of 1970, 1971 lead school’s Reunion Weekend festivities

November 5, 2021

Reading Time: 8 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov. 5, 2021 – The School of Dentistry’s DDS and MS classes of 1970 and 1971 were celebrated as they marked the 50th anniversary of their degrees during the school’s annual Reunion Weekend this Thursday through Saturday. About 20 members of each DDS class and three alumni who received master’s degrees in …

Donor Profile: Jane Plasman – Remembering the joy her father found in dentistry

October 4, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Editor’s Note: Jane Plasman, a retired University of Michigan alumna living in upstate New York, made a series of major financial gifts to U-M over the last year, including one to the School of Dentistry. Earlier this summer she …

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Janet Kinney installed as inaugural Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professor

September 15, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 15, 2021 – Janet Kinney, director of the Dental Hygiene Program at the School of Dentistry, was installed Tuesday as the inaugural Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professor. Dr. Hard built the school’s Dental Hygiene program into a national leader during her 44 years as director from 1924-68. The Hard professorship …

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Donors boost Heys Scholarship fund past the $500,000 mark

August 25, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 25, 2021 – A student scholarship endowment fund started only five years ago to honor two longtime faculty members at the School of Dentistry has now collected gifts from more than 500 people totaling more than half a million dollars. The Donald and Ronald Heys Scholarship fund, in honor of the …

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School announces creation of Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professorship

May 7, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ann Arbor, Mich., May 7, 2021 – The School of Dentistry has announced the creation of a new professorship to honor Dr. Dorothy Hard, who built the school’s Dental Hygiene program into a national leader during her 45 years as director from 1924-68. The establishment of the Dr. Dorothy G. Hard Legacy Professorship carries two …

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Gift of Gilda Snowden paintings to dental school honors her father’s 1953 DDS degree

April 5, 2021

Reading Time: 5 minutes This profile is one in an ongoing series highlighting School of Dentistry alumni, donors and students. Ann Arbor, Mich., April 5, 2021 – Two paintings from the renowned Detroit artist Gilda Snowden will soon hang in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry thanks to a gift from the late artist’s estate. Snowden’s father, John …