Alumni & Friends
Welcome to the Department of Development and Alumni Relations. We support the UAB School of Dentistry and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association. The department coordinates the school’s fundraising initiatives, provides Alumni Association member services, and manages several publications and special events for the school and Alumni Association.
We serve all School of Dentistry alumni, donors, and students by facilitating the school’s vision and mission. We are grateful to the many individuals, corporations and organizations that help to create the margin of excellence which has made our school great.
The Department of Development and Alumni Relations is led by J. Scott Huffman, CFRE, Executive Director. For more information about philanthropic support of the school or the many services we provide our alumni, please contact us.
Dr. Warren Arrasmith Leads By Example
For Dr. Warren Arrasmith, the 2016 chairman of the UAB Dentistry Leadership Council, his life in dentistry has come full circle. Having graduated from the UAB School of Dentistry in 1969, he now is on the faculty and heads the Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic. His journey from student to faculty to chairman of the Leadership Council has been an interesting one. Read more in UAB Dentistry News.
Giving Comes Full Circle for Dr. John Barnes
Not many of us can say that we knew what profession we wanted to pursue since the fourth grade. But, that is exactly what happened with Dr. John D. Barnes (’81). His pediatric dentist, Dr. Paul Ivey, helped him with a science project, which consisted of tooth models and cross sections. “He was very helpful in providing materials and coaching me,” Dr. Barnes remembers. “I didn’t win first place, but I won something like an honorable mention. But, it did get my attention, and being a dentist became my goal at that point.” Read more in UAB Dentistry News.