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(D Dentistry; DH Dental Hygiene; DLT Dental Laboratory Technology; AE Advanced Education)

D75 Stan Cowley, Jr.,  was named the first-ever recipient of the LDA Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding dental service activities in the United States or abroad.

D76 Peter J. Fos has been named the new president of the University of New Orleans (UNO). A New Orleans native and 1972 graduate of UNO, practiced dentistry for ten years in the New Orleans area before transitioning into academic dentistry.

D77 Robert Barsley, DDS, JD, professor and head of the Division of Diagnostic Sciences in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials and director of Oral Health Resources, Community & Hospital Dentistry, was recently installed as president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). Terry Fugetta was named a recipient of the LDA Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor bestowed by the association. Henry Gremillion, LSUSD dean, was elected to serve a three-year term on the ADEA Council of Deans Administrative Board.

D78 Johnny Hollier, trumpeter and pianist, has retired from dentistry to play music full-time. His bands, Prime Time Players (7 players) and the Doc Holliday Band (12 players), travel up to 125 miles from New Orleans to play at parties, weddings, and other events. The Doc Holliday Band performs the hits of entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, and Glenn Miller. His 20-piece New Orleans Chamber Orchestra is composed of accomplished musicians from the LPO, the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Mississippi Symphony. 

D79 Eric Geist, OMS ’84, was named recipient of the LDA Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Geist received the LSUSD 2011 Alumnus of the Year Award. Greg Phillips is a contributor to the book "More Than a Mouthful: America’s Leading Dentists Reveal How to Get Healthy and Stay Healthy By Taking Care of Your Teeth."  On the day of its release, October 6, 2011, it reached best-seller status in two Amazon.com categories: Medical/Dentistry and Medical/Dental Hygiene! Dr. Phillips practices dentistry in Lutcher, Louisiana.

AE79 Gerard Chiche, former chairman of the LSUSD Department of Prosthodontics was awarded Professor Emeritus status at the first Prosthodontics alumni reunion on April 13, 2012.. 

D81 Robert L. Delarosa was inducted as secretary-treasurer of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Board of Trustees during the 65th Annual Session on May 27, 2012. He has been a member of AAPD for 25 years.

AE81 John Ritchie, associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry and Biomaterials and director of admissions, retired from LSUSD on May 1, after 31 years on the faculty.

D84 E. Jeffrey Hooton was installed as Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) president for 2012-2013.

D88 Bruce Green joined the Navy in 2001, and continues to serve on active duty.  He attended the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD from 2004-2006, receiving a certificate in comprehensive dentistry, and a Master of Science in Health Sciences from The George Washington University.  He currently holds the rank of Commander, and is assigned as the Senior Dental Officer to the Joint Medical Group, Joint Task force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  He has formerly served with the Marines in Okinawa and Iraq.  He and his wife Jodie will celebrate 34 years of marriage in August 2012, shortly after which he will report to the U.S.S. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as the Dental Department Head.  Bruce and Jodie’s son Matthew, and daughter-in-law Cherie have blessed them with a (wonderful!) grandson, Oliver.

D99 Stephanie B. Weaver was installed as president-elect of the LDA for 2012-2013.

DLT99 Edwin Kee, a Master Certified Dental Technician and an assistant professor of clinical prosthodontics at LSUSD, has been chosen Educator of the Year by the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL).

D00 Johnnie Hunt, Pediatric Dentistry ’02, was named the 2012 recipient of the LDA New Dentist Award. The award recognizes dentists who have distinguished themselves by giving their time and talents for the betterment of mankind.

AE00 Archontia (Toula) Palaiologou, assistant professor of periodontics and director of the periodontics advanced education program, was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) as faculty member.

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