Dental College of Georgia celebrates 50th anniversary during Alumni Weekend

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Alumni, family and friends of The Dental College of Georgia will gather on April 26 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center to commemorate the college’s 50th anniversary. The festivities are part of Augusta University’s 2019 Alumni Weekend being held April 25-28.

The celebration will begin at 8 a.m. with the 41st Annual Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein Lecture Series and Luncheon honoring the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus and Outstanding Young Alumnus. The 50th Anniversary celebration continues with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner honoring the college’s first graduating class, emeriti faculty and distinguished alumni.

“It’s humbling to reflect on how far we’ve come as a college,” said Dr. Carol Lefebvre, dean of The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. “We have had the distinction of being the state’s sole dental school for many years now. We are proud to have blazed the path for so many deserving men and women, realizing early that the only criteria for excellent dentists are a curious mind, a steady set of hands and a good heart.”

Established in 1969, The Dental College of Georgia remains committed to their mission of teaching, patient care, research and service. As Georgia’s only dental college, the DCG provides instruction and training for nearly 400 dental students and more than 65 residents a year.

More Alumni Weekend activities are scheduled throughout the weekend, and events include the annual President’s Cookout, Alumni Weekend After-Party and campus tours.

Visit the Alumni Weekend website to view the complete schedule.

Dental College of Georgia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, April 26 | 6 p.m., Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center

Join the alumni community in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Dental College of Georgia and the college’s first graduating class of 1973. Admission is $50 and the attire is cocktail.

Campus Discovery Tour
Saturday, April 27 | 9:45-11:45 a.m., Departing from The Dental College of Georgia

Explore the university with a bus tour of the Health Sciences and Summerville campuses. Admission is free and the attire is casual. Parking will be available at The Dental College of Georgia.

Tours of The Dental College of Georgia
Saturday, April 27 I 10-11:30 a.m., The Dental College of Georgia

Tours of The Dental College of Georgia will highlight the Thomas P. Hinman Simulation Lab, the dental clinics, and the art collection throughout the college.

President’s Cookout
Saturday, April 27 | Noon-2 p.m., J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons, Quad (Inside Education Commons — Rain location)

The President’s Cookout is an old-fashioned cookout for alumni, students and friends to enjoy. This event has plenty of food, live music and children’s activities. Tours of the J. Harold Harrison, M.D. Education Commons and the university’s newest residence halls will also be available during this event. Admission is free and the attire is casual.

Alumni Weekend After-Party
Saturday, April 27 | 9 p.m. — Augusta Marriott, Oglethorpe Ballroom

Mingle with alumni from all reunion classes as you enjoy dancing and live music from the popular Tony Howard Show. Admission is free and the attire is casual.

For additional information, contact the Augusta University’s Office of Alumni Affairs at 706-737-1759.

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