National Education Leader to Speak at Eastman Dental Center June 29

June 27, 2007

A national leader in promoting minority advancement in science and math, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, is the keynote speaker at Eastman Dental Center’s graduation ceremony at 5:15 p.m., June 29, at the Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building, in the Class of ’62 Auditorium.

Hrabowski has served as president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 1992. Among his many awards for innovation, distinguished service and education, he co-authored Beating the Odds and Overcoming the Odds, focusing on high-achieving African Americans in science, used by educators nationwide. Hrabowski graduated college at age 19 with highest honors in math, and by age 24 earned his Ph.D. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and many universities and school systems nationwide.

The Eastman Dental Center will award certificates to some 50 dentists--representing 15 countries--who have just completed their general and specialty programs in areas such as pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, prosthodontics, periodontology, and oral surgery.

 Each year, the Eastman Dental Center, at the University of Rochester Medical Center, treats thousands of Rochester-area residents, providing a full range of general and specialized dentistry. The legacy of George Eastman continues to thrive with its extensive community outreach program helping underserved residents.

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