Giving

Creating a Clinic for People with Special Needs

Artist's rendition of Special Needs clinic

Join the School of Dentistry as it creates a a new clinic for people with cognitive and physical disabilities in the Center for Oral Health Care and Research.

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Assisting Patient Care, Education in Valley

Dental student with patient
A grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is helping the School of Dentistry with its mission to increase access to oral health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation is helping the School of Dentistry increase access to dental care to residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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Continuing Legacy of Support in Laredo

Kara Whittington, D.D.S. and Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S.
Kara Whittington, D.D.S., second-year pediatric dental resident (left), examines a patient with Maria Minerva Garcia, D.D.S., who holds the Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust Distinguished University Chair in Oral Health.

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Trust is marking 10 years of helping the dental school provide dental education and oral health care in South Texas.

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Honoring a Friend

Brian Chase with scholarship recipients Patricia Mendiola and Zeki Abdulaali.
Before this year’s Welcome to the Profession ceremony, scholarship donor Brian Chase (center) visited with scholarship recipients Patricia Mendiola and Zeki Abdulaali.

Brian Chase is honoring his friend’s memory with the Shane Epperson Memorial Scholarship for dental students who are active or former military members.

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Giving Back to School

Selina Fuentes, D.D.S.
Alumna Selina Fuentes, D.D.S. Class of 2018, gives back to the school by meeting with individual and groups of students.

Recent graduate Selina Fuentes, D.D.S., is giving back by donating her time to speak to individual and groups of students about her experiences.

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What Will Your Scholarship Be Named?

Scholarship donor Martha Redman (center) visits with students, faculty and staff at the NAC luncheon.

Our Office of Planned Giving can help assist you in naming a scholarship after a loved one or a special person in your life. Many options exist to meet your planning and philanthropic goals.

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Nursing Advisory Council: A Legacy of Support

NursIng AdvIsory CouncIl current and emeriti members include (front row from left) Barbara Banker, Amparo Ortiz, Paula Gray, Debby Hepburn, Victoria Paparelli, Phyllis Chelette, Patricia Moss, (middle row) Judy Schlesinger, Louise Beldon, Kathleen O’Shea, Dana Wheeler Terracina, Phyllis Siegel, Lupita Medina, Eileen Breslin, Joanie Schwartz, Mary Beth Fisk, Barbara Wulfe, Eileen Lundin, Patricia Pliego Stout, (back row) Terri Edlund, Karen Herrmann, Alvin Loewenberg, John Franklin (current chair), Gregg Muenster and Bill Rasco. Not pictured are current members: Barbara Haley, Luke Healy, Betty Howard, & Ann Richardson. Not pictured are emeriti members: Robin Ancira, Kristi Arlitt, Estela Avery, Donna Block, Erin Bowman, Rosemary Breedlove, Graciela Cigarroa, Robin Ford Dillard, Toni Goldsmith, Walton Gregory, Betty Halff, Anthony Hargrove, Patty L. Hawken, Mary Henrich, Sandy Klein, Earline Lagueruela, Debbie Lewis, Nancy B. Loeffler, Nancy Miller, Maria Cristina Rodriguez, Marie Smith, Marilyn Stanton-White, Lewis Thorne, Wendy Tillotson, Sue Turner, & Neill Walsdorf, Sr.

The Nursing Advisory Council for UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing has been an incredible source of support since 1983. The council raises funds for research and other special activities.

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Your Gift to Special Fund Helps Students Succeed

Student Education Enhancement Fund

The fund provides financial assistance to students for medical mission trips, community service learning initiatives, student study guides, and equipment for clinical training.

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Nursing Advocate, Donor Continues Wife’s Legacy

From his time spent in the trenches side-by-side with military nurses to his 40-year marriage to one, retired Air Force Capt. Gary Baldwin has a keen understanding of the role nurses play in health care.

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Leaving a Legacy: Planned Gifts Crucial to School

Mary Jane Ihle Clark recently visited with students at the School of Nursing. Mary Jane decided to include the nursing school in her estate plan. Planned giving is a great way to support the future success of the nursing program.
Mary Jane Ihle Clark recently visited with students at the School of Nursing. Mary Jane decided to include the nursing school in her estate plan. Planned giving is a great way to support the future success of the nursing program.

Mary Jane Ihle Clark dedicated her life to helping people with intellectual disabilities and improving the lives of others.

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Graduates Create Seed Award for Fourth-Year Student Leaders

The initial recipients of the Seed Award scholarship are Mark Dean (from left), Selina Fuentes, Robert Hermann, Christian Lopez, Amanda Mitchell, Matthew Miller, Enrique Ramirez, Jason Poon, Brian Ross and Julie Wiegand.

Two anonymous donors, who are both alumni of the dental school, created a Seed Award for fourth-year students who are exceptionally committed to their profession, community and university.

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A Fateful Encounter Results in Friendship, Shared Career

Harris Siegel, D.M.D. (from left), and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., had a fateful meeting on the first day of their residency at the School of Dentistry. Now, 24 years later, the two friends share a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia.
Harris Siegel, D.M.D. (from left), and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., had a fateful meeting on the first day of their residency at the School of Dentistry. Now, 24 years later, the two friends share a dental practice in Atlanta, Georgia.

Harris Siegel, D.M.D., and Skip Dolt, D.D.S., met on the first day of their residency program at the School of Dentistry. That meeting has resulted in a 24-year friendship and a 21-year business partnership.

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