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Arnold P. Morawa
Regent's Proceedings 58

Arnold P. Morawa, Ph.D., assistant dean for alumni relations and continuing education and associate professor of dentistry, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, in the School of Dentistry, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2001.

Dr. Morawa received his D.D.S. degree (1964), two M.S. degrees (1964 and 1966), and his Ph.D. degree (1973), all from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty of the School of Dentistry as an assistant professor in 1973 and was promoted to associate professor in 1976. He held an appointment as an attending staff member in the University Hospitals from 1977-93 and was appointed assistant dean for alumni relations and continuing education in 1990.

Dr. Morawa was an important contributor to the School of Dentistry. One of his key contributions was his oversight of the two-year Kellogg Building expansion and renovation project, completed in the fall of 2000. He also played a significant role during the school's most successful five-year capital campaign. Dr. Morawa has been active in numerous professional organizations, including the Michigan Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Michigan Academy of Pedodontics, and the Washtenaw District Dental Society. He was on the Council on American Dental Association sessions and international relations committee from 1988-92 and was program director for the American Dental Association's annual meeting in 1991. In 1990, he served on the continuing dental education committee for the State Board of Dentistry.

In 1995, Dr. Morawa helped organize a program commemorating fifty years of water fluoridation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of the International Fluoridation Symposium. In January 2000, he was instrumental in organizing the program, "Scientific Frontiers in Clinical Dentistry," hosted by the School of Dentistry and sponsored by the Delta Dental Fund and the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research. Dr. Morawa is a member of Sigma Xi and Omicron Kappa Upsilon honorary societies. In 2000, Dr. Morawa received the Distinguished Service Award from the Alumni Society Board of Governors.

The Regents salute this distinguished health sciences educator by naming Arnold P. Morawa associate professor emeritus of dentistry.