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Alumni Council

Mission Statement:

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Council is organized to assist the School in the support and advancement of its mission for the mutual benefit of the University and its alumni.  To this end, the Association will:

  • Advise the School and University of opportunities to serve and support the needs of its alumni and assist with the promotion and coordination of such programs;
  • Encourage alumni to contribute their time, talent, and material support to the School and University’s programs of instruction, research, and service;
  • Communicate the progress and needs of the School to its alumni;
  • Foster a spirit of pride in the School, University and its alumni, and
  • Provide opportunities for fellowship among alumni.

Council Leadership:

  • Darryll Beard, President, Class of 1983
  • Margaret (Meg) Bircher, Secretary, Class of 1991
  • Dale Claussen, Treasurer, Class of 1976

Council Membership:

  • Ronald Ames, Class of 1991
  • Brian Balda, Class of 1986
  • Paul Biegler, Class of 1976
  • Bethel Ramsundar-Buerk, Class of 1992
  • Stefanie Dougherty, Class of 2004
  • Dean Drake, Class of 1975
  • Kathryn Kosten, Class of 2009
  • Christopher Larsen, Class of 1988
  • Cynthia Littlefield, Class of 1984
  • Randall Markarian, Class of 1992
  • John Rottschalk, Class of 1998
  • Michael Watkins, Class of 1984
  • Lawrence White, Class of 1989

Council Ex-Officio Membership:

  • Bruce Rotter, School of Dental Medicine Interim Dean
  • Keith Dickey, School of Dental Medicine Director for CE and Alumni Services
  • Stephen Schaus, School of Dental Medicine Director for Development
  • Erin Syzdek, School of Dental Medicine Student Council President
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