Medallion and Pin Recipients

The Rinehart Medallion honors the memory of Dr. Roy J. Rinehart, longtime dean of the UMKC School of Dentistry. The Rinehart Medallion is bestowed on alumni and friends of the school who have distinguished themselves through philanthropy or service. Each year, Rinehart Medallions are given to recognize lifetime donors of $10,000 or more. Annual donations to the Rinehart Foundation provide the School of Dentistry invaluable support, which enables it to improve the quality and expand the scope of its educational, research, clinical and outreach programs.

Medallion Recipients:
Michael J. Armijo (D.D.S. ’89, A.E.G.D. ’90)
Fred W. Distelhorst (D.D.S. ’63)
Eric Gottman (D.D.S. ’01, Prosth. ’04)
J. Reese Graue, II (D.D.S. ’08)
Eric S. Kapustka (D.D.S. ’85)
Darren W. Mahaffey (D.D.S. ’05)
Mark R. Medina (D.D.S. ’73)
Tom W. White (D.D.S. ’47)
M. Dean Wright (D.D.S. ’76)
Colleen Yoshida

Many of our alumni have continued to give long after they received their Rinehart Medallion. We recognize their continued generosity and the impact of their gifts by awarding a lapel pin to donors at the $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 lifetime giving levels.

Pin Recipients:
$25,000 – $49,999
Justin R. Kohlhorst (D.D.S. ’88, Perio. ’90)
Thomas L. Russell (D.D.S. ’81)
Herman T. Sakimoto (D.D.S. ’71)

$50,000 – $99,999
Randall S. Honda (D.D.S. ’78)