Explorer Summer 2020 – Graduate lists

 

The nearly 150 members of the UMKC School of Dentistry Class of 2020 received their degrees Friday evening, May 15th, with online pomp and circumstance. It was a full graduation ceremony with everything except the crowd – given the necessity to make it an online event as a safeguard against spread of the coronavirus.

Messages from the chancellor, provost, class presidents, dean and alumni offered congratulations, praise and encouragement. Advanced students received their doctorates, master’s degrees and specialty certificates, followed by 104 doctors of dental surgery and 29 bachelors of dental hygiene. A special ceremony inducted three of the dental graduates into the U.S. military dental corps. And two students and two faculty members received special awards.  Enjoy photos from “home celebrations” contributed by the grads, their families and friends.

A Zoom chat room before the 7 p.m. event gave students a chance to connect with one another and with the dean, faculty and staff. Then a UMKC Conservatory student, Anthony Varner, sang “The Star Spangled Banner” to open the official ceremony. Photos from the pre-ceremony and ceremony.

Find a recording of the event on the UMKC Commencement page or a direct link to the School of Dentistry ceremony here.

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Samantha Marie Ackerman Trevor Scott Harris Yona Rasynouvong
Ibrahim Al-Mutawa Hanah Khaled Hassouneh Michael Gerard Rehme, Jr.
Mahdi Almeerza Beau Haydon Blake Christopher Roberts
Shan Ao Mehzabin Nagib Hirji Chanelle Danai Roberts
Carl Edward Appelman Uyen Phuong Hoang Mansoor Safder
Amber Arshad Henry Robert Hoffman Ali Jawad Saleh
Jaime Alonso Astorga Yasmin Hussein Derek Alan Schneickert
William Richard Atchison Courtney Rachele Kaba Robert William Schroff, III
Stephen Gerard Beck Jamandeep Kaur Benjamin Samuel Shanker
Mohammad Behbehani Wedi Khizirpour Rachel Michelle Slenker
Laura Ann Bernitsky Dmytro Khvostenko Michael Richard Smith
Chelsea Runez Brown Christopher Y. Kim Anthony Tyler Spates
Matthew Scott Bryant Jim Kleoppel Tyler Jay Stanley
Brianna Buchheit Anslee Mae Latourette Ashley Nicole Stevenson
Kaitlyn Marie Bumberry Nuvia J. Lemus Scott R. Sullivan
Hallie C. Casteel Christopher T. Lippold Luxi Zhang Swisher
Kelsie Cole Tanner Lorenz McKenzi Marie Taylor
Mackenzie Corinne Colson Dylan Eliot Love Ashley Grace Thomas
Drake Weston Conner Jeffrey Alan Martin Preston William Thomas
Adam Lee Coppenbarger Kelsey Martinez Brianna Nicole Thompson
Brittany Oluwaseyi Daniel Hunter Anne McAreavy Kirsten Dawn Thouvenot
Theo Jamal Daniels Jennifer Mink Kaitlyn Sui Lan Tom
Charlotte Marie Donaway Akam S. Muhammad Keeley Suzanne Treece
Nicholas Konzen Dorau Matthew John Muir Vaidehi Trivedi
Sophia Maria Dowling Safa Nawazish Spencer Brad Twaddle
Frederick Drummond Ryan William Ochsner Christian Alexis Vargas
David Lester Dumbach Shiva Oliaei Kristen Nicole Watts
Alexis Nicole Eacret James Paul Oslica Dylan James Weber
Jack T. Emory Veeshesh Patel Whitney Olivia White
Leslie Allyn Erbe Jamie Pieper Jane Marie Witt
Matthew A. Feigenbaum Joel David Piper Nadiene Oh Wu
Trent Everett Finley Casey Rae Prester Erin Chie Yoshida
Joseph Michael Gasser Cole Prstojevich Saba Yousaf
Yasmine Gurmendi Nathan John Pulsipher Stephanie Annel Zarrasola
Aliah Jesiah Haghighat Rachel Renee Ragsdale


DDS Class of 2020

Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene

BSDH – Clinical Entry
Shena Le′Rae Adams
Walla Ahmad
Afnan Hameed K. Alghuwainem
Olivia Caroline Bible
Kaytin Dawn Breid
Kelsi Ann Carnes
Reagan Elizabeth Carnes
Madison Josephine Cole
Anna DeLuca
Emery Ann Driskel
Julia Lee Edge
Emily Grace Feldkamp
Claire Jean Finley
KeShawnda Lane Frisby
Abbey Christine Hartley
Khozga Kamal Hussein
Rina Im
Mckenna L. Owens
Meghan E. Perry
Lexi Marie Pickert
Anna Elaine Pierson
Savanna Rose Rasmussen
Jessica Lynn Ray
Kyra Rice
Courtney Jean Roark
Kyley Jolene Shelton
Ashley Dawn Sperry
Jene′ B. Williams

BSDH-Degree Completion
Sarah Denise Adkins


Dental Hygiene Class of 2020

Advanced Education in General Dentistry

Tho Cao, D.M.D. 3
Alicia Finney, D.D.S. 3
Mozamel Malik, D.M.D. 3
Andree Paredes, D.D.S. 3

Endodontics

Ryan Harris, D.M.D. 3
Zane Lambert, D.M.D. 3

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics

Mary Becker, D.D.S.1
Kaylee Bergman, D.D.S.1
Laura Moore, D.D.S.1

Periodontics

Mark Hagan, D.D.S.2
Justin Tullis, D.D.S.2

GRADUATE DEGREES

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Interdisciplinary Ph.D.

Erica Jackson, Ph.D.1

Oral and Craniofacial Sciences M.S. Degree

Mary Becker, D.D.S., M.S.1
Kaylee Bergman, D.D.S., M.S.1
Laura Moore, D.D.S., M.S.1
Justin Tullis, D.D.S., M.S.2

Dental Hygiene Education M.S. Degree

Cherie Fritz, M.S 2
Angela Heathman, M.S. 3
Teresa Wayman, M.S. 3
Amber Wessel, M.S. 2

1-Graduated-Fall 2019
2-Graduates-Spring 2020
3-Graduates-Summer 2020