The Eastman Institute for Oral Health Convocation
Friday June 30, 2023
Feldman Ballroom in the Frederick Douglass Commons Building
University of Rochester, River Campus
Thirty different countries were represented among the Eastman Institute for Oral Health’s 77 graduates who crossed the stage Friday evening at a ceremony held in the University’s Feldman Ballroom.
“You have all played a valuable role in helping address the many challenges Covid left behind,” Eli Eliav, DMD, PhD, EIOH director and professor told the graduates. “I could not be prouder of what we have accomplished together. You are joining a special group of Eastman Institute alumni, which now totals more than 2,000 people from around the world.”
He introduced the evening’s speaker, Dr. Carlo Ercoli (Prostho ’96, OFP ’97, Perio ’12, MBA ’19), professor and chair of the EIOH Prosthodontic Department, as one who is passionate about education, prosthodontics and serving others.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire,” Dr. Ercoli said, quoting William Butler Yeats. “It is, in other words, the passing of the torch, the torch or knowledge and leadership, to the next generation of learners and leaders, an enduring gift of self-discovery that transcends time and place and will undoubtedly continue for the remainder of your lives.”
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