A timeline of some key events that trace the history of diversity at Penn Dental.
The merging of the two schools resulted in a very diverse student body as students from the College hailed from Japan, Australia, and Cuba. The Class of 1908 had students from Russia, Canada, Costa Rica, Switzerland, and Mexico. The class of 1907 had students from Hungary, Wales, & Cuba. The class of 1906 had students from Australia and Japan.
Active in civic leadership and community service activities, Dr. Proffitt is a member of Sigma Pi Phi, one of the largest and oldest African American fraternities in the nation, having held many planning, program development, and fundraising roles at the local, regional, and national levels. He is also past President of the New Era Dental Society, the Philadelphia-area chapter of the National Dental Association.
“At Penn Dental today, the many student groups and programs enable us to celebrate our diversity and support others with similar backgrounds.”