2020 Alumni Association Award Recipients (Rolf "Buzz" Behrents, Brian Gallagher, and Itamar Carter)

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend | October 21-24, 2021

Reimagining Homecoming and Reunion 2021

This fall, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine will celebrate our alumni with special events during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. We are planning an extraordinary weekend for all alumni with special events for those celebrating a reunion. 

As federal and state guidelines continue to evolve with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will plan events accordingly -- considering both in-person and virtual options.

If you have questions, please send them to sara.lyons@case.edu

Thursday, October 21

University Celebration for Incoming President Eric W. Kale

Friday, October 22

University Homecoming Awards Luncheon  

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center

Ballroom – Second Floor
11038 Bellflower Road (on campus)

Cost: TBA

Join the entire Case Western Reserve University community for one of the most memorable gatherings on campus. Hear from newly installed President Eric W. Kale and celebrate the recipients of the 2021 University Alumni Association Awards as they are recognized during the luncheon program.

Saturday, October 23 

Class of 2020 Diploma Ceremony

Time and location to be determined

The university is hosting a diploma ceremony for all graduates of the Class of 2020. 


Student Run Free Clinic Presentation

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion
9501 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH

Join us for an engaging conversation to learn more about our interprofessionalism approach to learning through the Student Run Health Clinic which was founded and is operated by CWRU students to serve the health needs of the Greater Cleveland community. This event is in collaboration with the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the School of Medicine.

1.5 hours of Dental continuing education credit offered if survey completed. 

Complimentary valet parking provided.

This program will also be offered virtually.


Dental Clinic Open House  

1-3 p.m.
School of Dental Medicine Dental Clinic
9601 Chester Avenue | Cleveland, OH
The School of Dental Medicine has begun a new journey - into the future of dental medicine! Join us for an up close look at the facility where the next generation of outstanding dental professionals will complete research, treat clinic patients and usher in a new wave of oral health. Enjoy a self-guided tour of our new clinic opened June 2019.


Reception and Alumni Association Awards Program honoring 2020 and 2021 Award Recipients

5-6:30 p.m.

Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion
9501 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH

Cost: $10 per Person

A celebration of the School’s outstanding alumni, this signature event recognizes the transformational impact made by our alumni on the dental profession and their communities.

Award 2020 2021
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Rolf Berhents DEN ‘75 Fady Faddoul DEN ‘88, ‘92
Outstanding New Dentist Brian Gallagher DEN ‘16 Keith Schneider DEN ‘08
Special Recognition Award Itamar Carter DEN ‘16 Faisal Quereshy DEN ‘99

This program will also be offered virtually.

Dental Reunion Class Dinners and Class Photos

For Class Years Ending in 1 and 6

6:30–9 p.m.
Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion
Individual Rooms by Class Year
9501 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH

Cost: $50 per Person

Free for the Grand Classes - Class of 1971 and Earlier and One Guest

Members of classes ending in 1 or 6 are invited to a special celebration in honor of their anniversary from the School of Dental Medicine! The Class of 1970 is also invited back to celebrate their Golden Anniversary. During dinner, you will take your commemorative class photo to memorialize this special occasion. Enjoy a lovely evening of laughter, recalling old memories and creating new ones over dinner with members of your class. Opportunities for your entire class to get together come around only once every 5 years - this is YOUR YEAR!

Register for Homecoming events here!

Please contact Ms. Sara (Fields) Lyons at sara.lyons@case.edu or 216.368.3924 with any questions about the weekend events.