Alumni, parents, students, and friends of Penn Dental Medicine are invited to Take a Seat in either the William W.M. Cheung Auditorium of the Thomas Evans building (formerly B-60) or the Arthur E. Corby Auditorium (formerly B-13) of the Levy building. Seats can be named with a tax-deductible donation of $1,000. Donations are recognized through personalized nameplates on individual seats.
Your Seat Tells Your Story
By naming a seat, you join fellow alumni and friends investing in the future of the dental profession. Your gift symbolizes pride in your alma mater and celebrates the School’s impact on your own career. Our alumni and friends have used Take a Seat to tell their story and share their legacy by:
- Naming a seat for themself or their family to share their PDM pride
- Naming a seat for a loved one graduating or celebrating a milestone birthday
- Naming a seat in memory or honor of someone who has inspired you; such as a parent(s), a mentor, a beloved faculty member
The History of Take a Seat
The iconic Evans Building has been home to Penn Dental Medicine for over a century. Following years of partial updates, the historic home of the School underwent a three-phased extensive renovation beginning in 2015 to preserve the buildings architectural details, while converting teaching and clinical spaces to 21st century functionality. As part of the Evans Building renaissance, the Lower Concourse was transformed creating a floor fully devoted to student activities and instruction.
In conjunction with the Evans Building Renaissance the auditorium formerly known as B-60 was renovated and renamed in honor of Dr. William W.M. Cheung (D’81, GD’82), a respected chair of our School’s Board of Overseers and generous benefactor. The Take a Seat campaign has funded crucial updates to the Auditorium, one of the most heavily-used academic spaces in the School. Enhancements directly responded to the needs articulated by students and faculty: better lighting and seating; digital connectivity; and improved aesthetics.
In 2020, Take a Seat was expanded to include the auditorium formerly known as B-13 which, like the William W.M. Cheung Auditorium, is one of the School’s main instructional spaces and which recently underwent extensive renovations during the summer of 2020. The newly renovated space was renamed in memory of Dr. Arthur E. Corby (D’1917) and will be a hub for continuing education and online programs in addition to student instruction.
We invite you to Take a Seat in one of the two auditoriums and leave a visible legacy at your alma mater!