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. 

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2020 Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend will be held on February 6-9th at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.  Join us for a weekend full of amazing continuing education course opportunities, face-to-face time with exhibitors and fun with your fellow classmates and alumni.  Early registration ends on Monday, January 27th at 5pm.  Online registration saves you $50!

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2020 Membership Dues Statement

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Dr. Stanley Beard maintains lifelong commitment to dental profession, connection to his alma mater

For Dr. Stanley Beard (’89), University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association President, dentistry has been a part of his life for the last 55 years.  In other words, since he was born. His dad, Dr. Bobby Beard (’64), was a dentist and at a very early age, he knew being a dentist was exactly what he wanted to do. “I was raised in Jackson, Alabama, a small town, so I could pal around with local doctors,“ he recalled. “I enjoyed those experiences, but felt more connected to dentistry.” Read about Dr. Stanley Beard’s lifelong commitment to dentistry and connection to his alma mater in UAB Dentistry News.

Alumni recognized during 2018 Alumni Weekend activities

The alumni association hosted its annual Alumni Weekend on Feb. 1-4 at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel. The weekend consisted of continuing education courses and opportunities to connect with exhibitors, as well as reunion times for classes stemming as far back as the class of 1953. As part of the weekend’s festivities, incoming Alumni Association president, Stanley Beard, DMD, was announced during one of the weekend’s programs. A general dentist with a private practice in Jackson, Alabama, Beard will oversee the association’s alumni base of 1,500, which includes national and international members, as well as philanthropic contributions and communication for the association. Two alumni received awards recognizing their commitment to the School of Dentistry and field of dentistry in Alabama. John Barnes, DMD, was the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Dentistry Award, and David Roden, DMD, received the 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Read more about the weekend in UAB Dentistry News.


Alumnus Paul Weeks “Honored to Give” $500,000

Dr. Paul R. Weeks, Sr. has taken the first step to endow a professorship to benefit the UAB School of Dentistry’s Department of Periodontology. The Huntsville, Ala periodontist is making a total gift of $500,000 that includes current giving and estate giving. Weeks graduated from the UAB School of Dentistry in 1977 and completed the periodontics post-graduate program at UAB in 1979. He said the school and the Department of Periodontology have come a long way since he attended. Read more in UAB Dentistry News.

Not Resting on our Laurels

On a beautiful summer day earlier this month, a total solar eclipse darkened the skies from Oregon to South Carolina. At the same time, the UAB School of Dentistry experienced its own eclipse of sorts. The Campaign for UAB Dentistry surpassed the $20 million mark thanks to the generosity of so many donors. Read more here.

Florida Couple Endows Scholarship

Dr. Hugh B. Harmon (‘58) and his wife, Dr. Maryhelen C. Harmon have endowed a scholarship within the UAB School of Dentistry with a gift of approximately $104,000. The Harmon-Cleverly Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a UAB School of Dentistry student who shows solid academic promise and achievement. The Harmons made the gift in memory of Dr. Paul Hammons, who taught and mentored Hugh Harmon and other dental students. Read more in UAB Dentistry News.

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.


Alumni Office

Phone: 205.934.3575