Past AEP Participants

Five 2022 Graduates of the UMKC School of Dentistry participated in the school’s Admissions Enhancement Program, which has been expanded and renamed Students Training in Academia, Health, and Research, or STAHR. This year’s graduates included Samvid Desai (2016), Rukevwe Erhenede (2017), Zaynab Hussam (2017), Taylor Johnson (2016) and Mahaam Qadeer (2017).

Military Commissioning Ceremony

Thomas Lawlis, Captain, Army National Guard
Stationed at: Kansas Army National Guard, Lenexa, Kansas

Tevin Renken, Captain, U.S. Army
Stationed at: Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia

Gerald Lutz, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Stationed at: Naval Branch Health Clinic,
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California

Joseph Zelasko, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Stationed at: Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Congratulations, 2022 Graduates!

After years of caution and sacrifice, UMKC and the School of Dentistry celebrated the Class of 2022 with both in person and live-streamed events. Many graduates attended the live ceremony at Kauffman Stadium.

Graduation followed a hooding ceremony for the D.D.S. class in Swinney Recreation Center. The dental hygiene class had its own event as well, Senior Scholarship Day. Continue reading