UAB’s 2014 Homecoming week was filled with events, activities, and school vs. school competitions to see who could display the most Blazer pride! The School of Dentistry freshman dental students, along with the participation help of other dental students, faculty and staff, wowed the judges for the annual Building Decoration competition on Tuesday, October 7th. After deciding on a patriotic theme of “Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Dentistry” to coincide with UAB’s Homecoming theme “THIS IS BLAZER COUNTRY”, the students designed and constructed a 330 square foot banner, decorated the outside of the building and showed tremendous school spirit – enough to win 2nd place in this competition!
On Wednesday, October 8th, the School of Dentistry had 2 dental student teams compete in UAB oldest Homecoming tradition – the Gurney Derby. Teams of 4 (2 males and 2 females) raced old hospital gurneys 100 yards down and back without letting go or crashing! Our D1 team, named “Drill & Fillers”, brought home another 2nd place title.
We celebrated our success on Thursday, October 9th with a student & faculty pizza lunch and on Friday, October 10th by participating in the UAB Parade – tossing toothbrushes to the parade onlookers!