In June of 1866, a new dental school was opened in St. Louis, the
first dental school west of the Mississippi River. In June of 1991, the Washington University School of Dental Medicine
graduated its last class, 125 years after it opened as Missouri Dental College. In the 125 years of operation, the school had five different names and six
different locations and was the gateway to many advances in Dentistry.
“The proud tradition of the Washington University School of Dental Medicine will be fondly remembered, a long as we keep it alive in
our hearts and minds.” — Jack Gilster, June, 1991
2016 will be the 150th year since the opening of the Dental School and will also mark 25 years since the closing of our Alma Mater. Your Alumni
Association is planning an extra special Sesquicentennial Celebration to mark the occasion. We have reserved the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza
Hotel. This elegant roof top room provides a beautiful view of the City and Forest Park and is a lovely setting for this celebration.
What: PLEASE PLAN ON JOINING YOUR CLASSMATES AND FELLOW ALUMS FOR THE SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION!
When: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AND 17, 2016
Where: THE CHASE PARK PLAZA HOTEL
Who: ALL CLASSES, FORMER FACULTY AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED.
The Chase Park Plaza Hotel is the hotel closest to the Friday reception. The Saturday morning Continuing Education and the Saturday evening Banquet are held at the Chase. There are many things to do in St. Louis and if you go to www.explorestlouis.com/visitors/25things.asp, you will be rewarded with an array of wonderful opportunities to reconnect with the city. St. Louis is slowly undergoing a rejuvenation and the results are terrific! Please contact me if you need any additional information. I look forward to seeing each of you.
Sincerely, Mike O’Connell, DMD, President WUDAA firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHASE PARK PLAZA HOTEL
212 North Kingshighway Blvd.
Saint Louis MO 63108
(Toll Free 1-877-587-2427)
The Washington University Dental Alumni Association (WUDAA) has created a scholarship for the study of Dental Medicine. Washington University no longer has a School of Dental Medicine; however, the Alumni Association would like to continue its long history of supporting quality dental education.
The Alumni Association believes that this scholarship will help a promising student complete his or her dental education, thereby, helping the public receive quality dental care.
The award is subject to certain eligibility requirements. Each scholarship is awarded solely at the discretion of the WUDAA Scholarship Application Review Committee.
For more information on the WUDAA Scholarship and/or to down load an Application Form, please see the top of the column to the left.
Send your donations to:
WUDAA Scholarship Fund
c/o Dr. Mark McCarthy
439 South Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122