New Resident Welcome Dinner
A southern barbecue dinner was held July 8, to welcome new residents to their advanced education programs at the DCG. The dinner is held to introduce the new residents and encourage them to work collaboratively with other specialties.
Ice Cream Social
The annual DCG Ice Cream Social was a winner with staff, residents and faculty as everyone enjoyed homemade ice cream and joking with each other over favorite football teams. Many employees enjoy showing their team pride by wearing a T-shirt or jersey during the event.
DCG Fall Kick-Off
The DCG Alumni Association sponsored a luncheon to welcome students to campus. The event, previously known as the Welcome Back Assembly, includes the announcement of scholarship recipients for the new academic year. The financial burden is eased for about 140 students because of more than 50 organizations, foundations, individuals and alumni who provide scholarships.
White Coat Ceremony
The annual ceremony marks the transition from students’ pre-clinical training to the privilege of treating patients during their second year of dental school. The Class of 2022 received their white coats at the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre on the Summerville Campus.
A picnic lunch for students and their families was followed by a tour of the dental college and hands-on activities in the Thomas P. Hinman Simulation Lab, enabling loved ones to experience some of what their freshman students have been doing since arriving in July.
The Employee Engagement Committee hosted the annual Fall Frolic including a catered lunch, the annual chili cook-off and costume contests. Competition was fierce between departments for the best group costume.