Meet the Alumnus of the Year 2007
Dr. William Morgan, DDS, Class of 1973 has been selected as the UCLA School of Dentistry's Alumnus of the Year for 2007. He is a member of our dental school faculty and has taught full- or part-time since his graduation. He also has been a member of the Faculty Group Dental Practice for the past 10 years.
Bill is currently the Dental Alumni Association's President-Elect. In addition, he serves on the School's Student Performance Committee and was a member of the Admissions Committee for 11 years. Our students have selected him as Faculty Member of the Year four times, and he has received several other teaching awards. Outside UCLA, Bill serves his church in various teaching and leadership positions.
Between them, Dr. Morgan and his wife, Teresa, have five children and six grandchildren and are expecting two more later in the year.
Bill will be honored at this year's Alumni Reunion Luncheon on May 5 in Anaheim. Be sure to give him your congratulations then.
The Title of Honorary Alumnus Goes To. . .John Campbell, DDS, Class of XXXX has been selected as Honorary Alumnus of the Year 2007. Dr. Campbell writes:
"I am grateful for this honor as I have enjoyed a particularly close and warm relationship with the School of Dentistry for over forty years. My appointment at the medical school was for one of the basic science FTE positions that the dental school, at start up, transferred over to the medical school. This idiosyncrasy has allowed me (most fortunately) to direct most of my teaching, committee work and professional activities through the School of Dentistry instead of Medicine.
Since 1974 my primary teaching has been to chair the dental histology course. Several things have made this responsibility notably satisfying. Foremost is dedication of the other faculty members in the course to go an extra mile to teach combined with equal determination our dental students to go that extra mile to learn.
Also, in 1993 I started an exchange teaching program with the University of Western Australia. Each year their senior histologist, Geoffrey Meyer taught here at UCLA and we reciprocated by sending one of our faculty to teach in their dental, medical and/or undergraduate histology courses. Besides enriching the podium the exchange allowed us to collaborate on preparing tissue sections and developing computer programs for the laboratory. When I retired, in 2004, the histology course was transferred to the Department of Pathology, the laboratory portion of the course was dropped, and the Australian participation ended. However, I have continued to teach each year at Western Australia as well as to lecture in our course here."