Alumni & Giving

William T. and Jackie C. Reid Scholarship in Dentistry

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For Gator Dentists currently practicing, those planning to retire, and those who just retired, William T. “Terry” Reid, D.D.S., has one message: “Don’t miss this window of opportunity. Fund now, give back to the college now; it’s what you should be doing for your own edification and for the edification of the students who are still in school. If you wait until you’re gone, you won’t ever develop relationships with the students you’re supporting.”

Reid and his wife, Jackie, have been married 52.5 years, and have a decades-long relationship with UF dating back to the 1960s. He earned his pharmacy degree in 1966 and Jackie earned her journalism degree in 1965.

There’s no question that the Reids “bleed orange and blue through and through,” as Gator Boosters with scholarships established in the College of Dentistry, and also in the UF colleges of Pharmacy and Journalism. Back then, tuition was $133 a semester for Reid’s pharmacy education and he made it through with the help of several scholarships. As Reid put it, a $300 scholarship for a semester and he was “doing just fine.”

First year D.M.D. student Rhonda Sneij, a Miami native fresh off her Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony, is the current beneficiary of the Reid’s dentistry scholarship. Sneij, who has a vibrant smile and personality, is a lot of things: youngest sibling to three brothers and a sister, a Christian heavily involved with church and mission trips back home, a committed volunteer for those who are underprivileged, and a graduate of the University of Miami who majored in chemistry and minored in mathematics and political science.

Full story here and for more news about our amazing Gator Dentist Alumni, please visit our Alumni News & Events page.

 


University of Florida launches Go Greater Capital Campaign

Go Greater Campaign Logo

The University of Florida launched the public phase of a $3 billion capital campaign, Go Greater, on October 13. The College of Dentistry has a $28 million fundraising goal through the eight-year campaign, which began silently in 2014 and runs through 2022. UFCD has already raised $13.3 million toward its goal. For more information and to donate to the college, Go Greater here.


We’d love to hear from you!

We would love to share updates and special events in your personal or professional life in Gator Dentist Today, our Facebook page, online and in other ways. Please email alumniandfriends@dental.ufl.edu, if you have a life event you would be willing to share.

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Marc Gale Endowed Professorship

Marc Gale, D.M.D., M.Ed., is the only faculty member at UFCD who has taught every dental student who has passed through its doors. He began his storied career at UF in 1972 as an assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry. Now retired as a professor emeritus, his legacy will continue through the establishment of the Marc A. Gale Professorship in Operative Dentistry. Click here for more details. 


Ways to give to the UF College of Dentistry

Support to the College of Dentistry helps continue a longstanding tradition of helping the college improve the quality of its programs for students. By providing funding for academic enrichment and student programs, scholarships, mission trips, and donations to specific departments, these gifts help to ensure that the College of Dentistry’s students have the resources and knowledge vital for a professional career in dentistry.

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Make a gift securely and conveniently on the University of Florida Foundation website using one of the two links below.

Give by Phone or Mail

Call toll-free at 1-877-351-2377 or you can complete and mail our Annual Giving Renewal Notice.

Planned Giving

Include support of College of Dentistry programs in your legacy.  As well as benefiting the college, a planned gift can help you achieve your goals by protecting your property, providing for your family, and guaranteeing you a life income. Learn more at the University of Florida Foundation website.


Do you have a story to share?

We are always looking for stories about the impact our alumni and friends are making in their communities to share online or in UFCD publications. We want to hear. Email us your story at alumniandfriends@dental.ufl.edu.


Please keep in touch

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Office of Development and Alumni Affairs

Richard Miller

Senior Director of Advancement
(352) 273-5779 rwmiller@dental.ufl.edu