Dr. Howard Bruggers Scholarship in Dentistry
In memory of Howard Bruggers, DDS, MA, an alumni committee, chaired by Dr. Shade Quin, aims to raise private funds to establish the Howard Bruggers Scholarship in Dentistry. Sadly, Dr. Bruggers died in September 2016.
Dr. Bruggers, professor emeritus of the LSU School of Dentistry (LSUSD) Department of Prosthodontics, passed away on September 30 at the age of 88. A native of Holland, Michigan, and a Lafayette resident for the past three years, he came to LSUSD in 1969 when the school was still in development. He served as department head of fixed prosthodontics, director of continuing education, associate dean of admissions, and associate dean of curriculum and planning. Dr. Bruggers served on numerous committees during his tenure at LSUSD and authored numerous research publications. He retired from the dental school in 1993.
Donations to the endowed fund will remain untouched, while the annual interest will be used to benefit dental students in the form of scholarships and educational opportunities —including internships. externships, conference travel, and field work. An emphasis in the specialty of prosthodontics will be considered when selecting scholarship recipients. For every $60,000 raised in private funds, the LSU School of Dentistry is eligible to apply for a $40,000 match from the Louisiana Board of Regents.
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