Presenting the Awards

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry historically has honored a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. In recognition that there are myriad exceptional and dedicated professionals among our alumni, we unveiled two new awards in 2017. Please join us in congratulating the 2017 and 2018 recipients of the Distinguished Public Service Alumni Award and the Distinguished Achievement Alumni Award, as well as the 2017 and 2018 recipients of the Linda DeVore Dental Hygiene Alumnus Award. 

To nominate an alumni for the 2020 awards, to be presented during the All Alumni Reunion Weekend on April 18th, 2020, please visit:

2017 Honorees

Alumnus of Year Distinguished Public Service Barry L. Cohan
Distinguished Public Service 
Alumni Award
Barry L. Cohan, DDS '74, '76 

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Distinguished Achievement 
Alumni Award
Jon B. Suzuki, DDS '82, PhD, MBA

Linda Blackiston, winner of Linda DeVore Dental Hygiene Award Winner
Linda DeVore
Dental Hygiene Alumnus Award
Linda Blackiston, RDH, BS '95