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Susan Pritzel
Regents' Proceedings 167

Susan J. Pritzel, B.S., M.A., assistant professor of dental hygiene in the School of Dentistry, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 2008.

Professor Pritzel received her B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1967 and her M.A. degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1977.

She joined the University of Michigan faculty as a clinical instructor in 1973, and was promoted to instructor in 1974 and assistant professor in 1977. Professor Pritzel's career has been distinguished by an outstanding record of service to the department, the School of Dentistry, the University, and her profession. Within the school, she has served on the Dental Hygiene Curriculum Committee (2000- 05), the Student Research Committee (2002-08), and the School of Dentistry Bylaws Committee (1991-94).

On the University level, she has served on the Committee for a Multicultural University (2000-08) and the Department of Public Safety Oversight Committee (2002-08). She has served numerous terms on the boards of the Michigan Dental Hygiene Alumni Association and the School of Dentistry Alumni Association and is a member of the steering, finance, and dental hygiene examination committees of the Northeast Regional Board of Examiners.

As a gubernatorial appointee to the State Board of Dentistry, she has proctored dental and dental hygiene national board examinations and has participated in accreditation site visits and licensing committees. Professor Pritzel has been voted Instructor of the Year five times by the dental hygiene students and was named Outstanding Dental Hygienist of the Year by the Washtenaw District Dental Hygienists Society in 1998. She is also a certified CPR instructor for the American Heart Association.

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Susan J. Pritzel assistant professor emerita of dental hygiene.