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.
Our annual reunion weekend is shaping up to be the largest in a very long time. So large we have unfortunately reached capacity for our venues. There are 300 people who are registered and the Starlight Room at the Chase has a capacity of 300. So the fire marshals say no more. So please accept our apologies if you were planning on coming at the last minute. We will not be able to accommodate you for the banquet. WE ARE SOLD OUT.
For those of you who are registered, here is our review of our weekend.
Traditional Reception/Cocktail Party, 5:50 - 7:30pm at the Alumni House, 6420 Forsyth Blvd, main campus. Shuttle buses will take people from the Chase/Lindell access, beginning at 5:00pm. Beginning around 7:00pm (so classes are able to honor their dinner reservations) shuttles will take larger classes to their respective restaurants and begin returning people to the Chase. Shuttles will have destination placards.
Please be in communication with your class leaders for additional assistance.
After dinner, shuttles will be available for return drop offs at the Chase up to 11:00pm; THERE WILL BE NO SHUTTLE SERVICE AFTER THAT!
UBER is an option, but you must download the UBER APP: www.www.uber.com
Yellow Cab is an option: 314-656-6705
Morning CE beginning at 8:00am in the Lindell Ballroom of the Chase. A continental Breakfast is included. This usually wraps up around noon.
Afternoon provides some down time. There is a new Blues Museum downtown, The City Museum is a one of a kind treat, The Art Museum, History Museum & Zoo all are in Forest Park, a Brewery Tour, and the Botanical Gardens are all nice ways to spend the afternoon. Of course lounging poolside at the Chase is pretty great too.
Evening brings us to the Banquet. The Reception for the Banquet begins at 6:30 pm with Dinner at 7:30 pm in the Starlight Room at the Chase. This venue affords a spectacular view of the Park. The Banquet usually concludes around 10:00 - 10:30pm. As we said, we are at capacity, so our former policy of allowing people to walk up & pay for the Saturday evening Banquet at the door will not work this year.
The Chase has agreed that after dinner, all Alumni are invited to rejoin the gathering for the Award presentations!
As an alternative, groups of Alumni are gathering in various hotel and area restaurants to dine together until the Award presentations begin; approximately 9:30pm. Class leaders and others will text to let them know, prior to the presentations, when to rejoin the group. Please accept our sincerest apologies for this disappointing development; we hope that you will be able to join your fellow classmates and Alumni after dinner in the Starlight Room for the Award presentations, the honoring of the Anniversary classes and class photos! This will be the largest Alumni event as far back as we can remember!! We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone at the Reunion!!!!
Class contacts are as follows:
The class of 195660th reunion:
John Goine-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (217) 356-6182
The class of 196155th reunion:
Joe Lafflere-mail: email@example.com
Phone: Home (618) 639-7050 Cell (314) 882-1936
The class of 196650th reunion:
Kurt Studte-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (636) 532-1299
The class of 197145th reunion:
Bob Schraymeyere-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (636) 227-2552
The class of 197640th reunion:
Arnie Jacobsone-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (314) 726-1644
The class of 198135th reunion:
Nina Richardson Bowlinge-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (303) 465-4856
The class of 198630th reunion:
Nick Salvatie-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (949) 443-0161
The class of 199125th reunion:
Richard and Sonia Nge-mail: email@example.com
Phone: (613) 345-2829
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 Noble ‘84, President WUDAA firstname.lastname@example.org 314-882-6725.
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