Each year, the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry Alumni Board presents the Dental Alumnus/Friend of the Year Award. The recipient is selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dental Alumni Board. This award was established to honor a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the UMMC School of Dentistry and the Dental Alumni Chapter. The Alumnus/Friend of the Year is one who enhances the image of the UMMC School of Dentistry as well as the dental profession through various activities. These activities include community service, legislative activities, participation in organizations affecting dental practice, and/or contributions to education and research.
All dental alumni and friends are eligible for consideration. From the nominations submitted, one will be chosen by the committee.