Alumni and Giving

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The College of Dentistry is committed to providing continuing education and other development resources to all dental professionals. Browse the CE course list or learn about our innovative Disaster Medicine Response Team (DMRT) Office.

The Office of Advancement & Alumni Affairs is the chief fundraising and alumni services arm of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Staff are available to:

  • Advise you of donation opportunities that can support the College’s mission of teaching, research, and public service while reducing your current and future tax liability and helping you in retirement planning;
  • Inform you of social, educational, and networking events related to the College and University;
  • Listen to and compile your suggestions for information to be sent to alumni in the College’s magazine, Vision; and
  • Provide general trouble-shooting and assistance in a variety of areas for alumni and friends of the UIC College of Dentistry.

Nominate your colleague or professor for an Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award!

Outstanding Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented at the Alumni Reunion Dinner on April 15, 2016.

Click here for a list of awards and criteria.

Email and be sure to include the name of the award in the subject line. Please include the following information in the message:

Name of Nominee
Your Name

Nominations received by October 25, 2015 will be reviewed and considered for the 2016 Alumni Reunion. 

For more information on the Reunion, email 

Books about COD Alumni

Essays on Earl Renfroe: A Man of Firsts is a biography of the late Dr. Earl W. Renfroe, edited by our own Director of Advancement and Alumni Affairs Communications, William S. Bike. Please visit to read an excerpt or to purchase the book.

The Dentofacial Complex presents a series of lectures given by the late Dr. Allan G. Brodie at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. It is available on

We want to hear from you!

Do you have news of yourself or a classmate you wish to share with our readers? Let us know if you’ve been published, appointed, married, retired, or would like to share another life event with fellow alumni. Email Bill Bike or write to the address below:

Office of Advancement & Alumni Affairs (MC 621)
801 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
(312) 996-8495
Fax (312) 413-2927

Staff Contacts


Mark J. Valentino
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Advancement
(312) 413-1193

Ana Lisa Ogbac
Director of Donor Relations
(312) 996-0485

Bruno J. Mancari
Director of Development
(312) 413-3554



Stay Connected!


Upcoming Events

Alumni Reception, CDS Midwinter Meeting
Virgin Hotel Chicago
Friday, February 26, 2016

Clinic and Research Day
UIC College of Dentistry
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Reception during the AADR Annual Meeting
JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, March 17, 2016

2016 Alumni Reunion
The Carlisle Banquets, Lombard, IL
Friday, April 15, 2016

No events available.

Alumni Records

Order Transcripts and other university records should be made to the Office of the Registrar. The College of Dentistry Office of Academic Affairs is happy to answer any additional questions

Did you know?

  • The Borden Airotor, the foundation of all modern motorized dental instruments, was invented by UIC College of Dentistry alumnus John V. Borden, DDS, Class of 1939.

  • The women’s world distance record for a 48-hour race, 235.19 miles, was set in 1997 by Sue Ellen Hamilton, DDS, Class of 1971.

  • Earl W. Renfroe, DDS (Class of 1931) and MS (Class of 1942), considered the best hands-on clinical orthodontics instructor in the world for more than 50 years, was the first African-American commercial airplane pilot in Illinois.

  • Bernard J. Cigrand, DDS, dean of the college 1903-06, was the father of Flag Day and author of federal laws and customs relating to the Stars and Stripes.

  • The State of Illinois provided 72% of the College’s operating budget in 1954. Now, it provides only 10%.