What is the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society?
The Penn Dental Medicine Society is comprised of all Penn Dental Medicine alumni who have successfully completed one or more of the accredited programs of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine – this includes those who graduated with a D.D.S. or D.M.D, received a Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Hygiene, and/or a Certification from any one of the School’s Departments of Advanced Education.
How is the Alumni Society governed?
The administrative body of the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society is the Alumni Society Executive Committee. Both the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Society and the Executive Committee are governed by the By-laws, which are maintained by the Executive Committee. Executive Committee is comprised of two leadership members (President and Vice President) as well as 30 members-at-large.
The Executive Committee is aided by a dedicated staff member, who attends all board meetings and a number of committee meetings, in addition to providing data, resources and serving as a liaison to Penn Dental Medicine administrators.
What are the goals of the Alumni Society Executive Committee?
The goals of the Executive Committee are to connect alumni with each other, the School of Dental Medicine and the University through events, programs, communication and various outreach initiatives. Specifically, the board’s purpose is:
- to further the interest and extend the influence of the School of Dental Medicine
- to advance continuing dental education for Alumni thereby furthering the art and science of dentistry
- to promote and encourage qualified undergraduate students to seek dental education at the School of Dental Medicine
- to promote good fellowship among all members of the Alumni Society, the faculty, and the student body primarily through networking events and mentoring opportunities
How do alumni become involved?
All Penn Dental Medicine alumni are invited to be part of the Alumni Society Executive Committee. Interested alumni who are formally nominated will run for open positions in the spring and, if elected, serve a three year term beginning July 1.
To get involved submit nomination here >>
Alumni Society Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
Stay up-to-date on the discussions and initiatives of the Alumni Society Executive Committee through a review of the group’s current fiscal year meeting minutes.