Distinguished Alumni and Legacy Laureates

In 1965 the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine initiated the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award to recognize those dental alumni who had brought recognition to the University and the School of Dental Medicine through their contributions to society and the profession of dentistry. Each year the Distinguished Alumnus Selection Committee gathers to review nominations of individuals whose contributions have been exceptionally significant, beyond that which would normally have been expected and whose high professional standards have been of such character as to have materially aided and advanced the art and science of dentistry. Starting in 1998, an advanced education program recipient and/or a dental hygiene recipient may be recognized.

 

Distinguished Alumnus Recipients - Dental Medicine

Year Recipient Class
1965 Dr. Clyde H. Schuyler 1916
1966 Dr. Albert Pechan 1928
1967 Dr. William D. McClelland 1918
1968 Dr. I. Franklin Miller 1936
1969 Dr. Stephen P. Forrest 1936
1970* Dr. John L. Boots 1918
  Dr. Yu Kyung Lee 1937
1976 Dr. Isaac Sissman 1925
1977* Dr. Charles F. McDermott 1934
  Dr. George P. Boucek 1940
1979 Dr. James M. McNerney 1926
1981 Dr. Clement Chieh-Chuan Wang 1932
1985 Dr. Arthur C. McFeaters, Jr. 1958
1986 Dr. W. Arthur George 1932
1987 Dr. Edward J. Forrest 1941
1988 Dr. Charles J. Miller 1950
1989 Dr. William Stark 1946
1990 Dr. James W. Smudski 1952
1991 Dr. William B. Trice 1953
1992 Dr. Stephen L. Kondis 1953
1993 Dr. K. B. Chun 1945
1994 Dr. George Georgieff 1961
1995 Dr. Ruth Semenow-Friedman 1945
1996* Dr. Stanley J. Behrman 1945
  Dr. Marvin Sniderman 1947
1997 Dr. John B. Lathrop 1961
1998 Dr. Ronald Johnson 1961
1999 Dr. Robert S. Runzo 1952
2000* Dr. Andrejs Baumhammers 1959
  Dr. Raymond Lancione 1957
2001 Dr. Ellsworth T. Bowser 1960
2004 Dr. Arthur J. Nowak 1961
2005 Dr. Nicholas K. Long 1965
2006 Dr. William Carpenter 1964
2007 Dr. Judith Davenport 1979
2008 Dr. Thomas W. Braun 1973
2009 Dr. Harold W. Posner 1944
2010 Dr. F. Eugene Ewing 1953
2011 COL Priscilla H. Hamilton 1982
2012 Dr. Terry L. Buckenheimer 1980
2013 COL Robert K. Manga 1981

 

Distinguished Alumnus Recipients - Advanced Education Program

Year Recipient Class
2004 Dr. Dennis N. Ranalli, MDS 1982
2005 Dr. Paul A. Moore 1977
2007 Dr. John A. Molinari 1970
2008 * Dr. C. Richard Bennett 1967
  Dr. Jay I. Reznik 1972
2010 Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich 1980
2011 Judge Donald Machen 1972
2012 Dr. Richard J. Crout 1973
2013 Dr. Louis B. Jannetto 1961

 

Distinguished Alumnus Recipients - Dental Hygiene

Year Recipient Class
1997 Dr. Joanne Nicoll 1967
1999 Ms. Angelina Riccelli 1974
2000 Ms. Margaret Lappan-Green 1968
2001 Ms. Eleanor W. Jockers 1982
2003 Ms. Connie Tanner-Bird 1976
2006 Dr. Marcia Leonardi Gladwin 1972
2007 Ms. Madeline Dudas 1964
2008 Dr. Margaret McCormick-Pipko 1965
2009 Ms. Barbara Egnot 1975
2010 Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez 1985
2011 Ms. Michele Leonardi Darby 1969
2012 Dr. Caroll Johnston Deuben 1965
2013 Ms. Judith Gallagher 1972

* indicates two recipients for that year

Categories

The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards may be presented in each of the following categories: Distinguished Alumnus- Dental Medicine; Distinguished Alumnus- Dental Hygiene; and Distinguished Alumnus- Advanced Education Program, to individuals who have excelled in one or more of the following areas:

  1. One whose contribution of time and effort to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine has been exceptionally significant, beyond that which would normally have been expected.
  2. One whose significant attainments and high professional standards have been of such character as to have materially aided and advanced the art and science of dentistry.
  3. One whose public life and activities have been of such a nature as to reflect great credit upon the profession and the School of Dental Medicine.
  4. One who has contributed to original research in the dental profession.

Requirements

  1. A one page biographical sketch of each candidate must accompany the nomination sent to the chairpersons of the Awards Committee.
  2. In the event that the Awards Committee decides in any year that no nominee has attained the above stated criteria, it shall so report.
  3. No member of the Awards Committee shall be considered eligible.
  4. The deadline for submission of nominations shall be November 1.
  5. The recipient of the Award shall be notified as soon as possible, but no later than 60 days before the presentation.
  6. The Dean, or a designee, shall make the presentation of these awards.
  7. Recipients shall be the guests of the Dental Alumni Association at the School of Dental Medicine Alumni Homecoming Weekend (or Dean's Scholarship Ball) during which the presentation is made.
  8. The Awards Committee shall consist of six members:

-Two Co-Chairs as indicated by the By-laws
-A representative of the Faculty/Staff of the School
-The President of the Dental Alumni Association
-A previous recipient of the Award
-The Executive Director of the Alumni Association

The foregoing requirements and requests for nominees shall be outlined yearly in the Dental Alumni Association's Publication.

Approved by the Executive Committee November 21, 1997.
Approved by the Board of Directors December 1, 1997.
Effective Date: January 1, 1998
Guidelines amended for 2001, approved by the Executive Committee February 4, 2000 and the Board of Directors March 20, 2000.

Legacy Laureates

Launched in 2000, Pitt's Legacy Laureate program recognizes significant achievement by alumni throughout the university. A number of School of Dental Medicine alumni have received this honor as well.

 Year
Recipient 
Class
2000
Dr. Stanley Behrman 1945
2004
Dr. William B. Trice 1953
2005
Dr. Judith Davenport 1979
2006
Dr. Ellsworth T. Bowser 1960
2007 
Dr. H. Raymond Primas 1947
2008
Dr. Brian Generalovich 1968
2009
Dr. Harold K. Wrigley 1967
2011
COL Priscilla H. Hamilton 1982