Alumni Spirit Shines in San Francisco

The Pacific Dugoni family recently gathered for the 114th Annual Alumni Association Meeting and what a weekend it was! It is enjoyable to talk with alumni and hear the latest about their lives, personally and professionally. In addition to running successful practices, our alumni mentor students, provide leadership in organized dentistry, volunteer in the community and support their alma mater.

A special thanks to those who so generously gave class gifts to the Pacific Dugoni Annual Fund at the meeting. You help keep us at the forefront of dental education.

We have a strong alumni network – among the best of any dental school, in my opinion. The reason it remains so strong: because people get involved. I encourage alumni to attend our upcoming events such as the breakfast on April 12 during the CDA Annual Session. More details are at www.dugonionline.org.

At the alumni meeting luncheon, I also provided updates about our new campus construction. Please feel free to explore the following:

Construction Progress 3.2013Construction will continue throughout the year, with the remaining exterior glasswork being completed in the coming months. Interior work will include the build out of state-of-the-art clinics, learning spaces, a new simulation lab, research, communal and office spaces. We plan to move all programs and clinics during the Summer break of 2014. We will also shift some of our departments to the new campus in the Spring of 2014, once construction is finished. However, we do not plan to interrupt any of the educational or clinical experiences of our students during the move period, so that is why we plan to move the majority of people over the Summer 2014 break.

Thank you for continuing to stay engaged with Pacific Dugoni, particularly as we plan for an exciting next chapter in our school’s rich legacy.