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Nearly 100 guests celebrated with the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine  Friday, Oct. 4, at its 40th anniversary and Dean's Scholarship Gala at The Westin St. Louis.

Proceeds from the Gala topped $100,000 and will support student scholarship assistance efforts at the SIU SDM. As a result, the first Dean's Scholarship Awards will be presented to deserving dental students in the spring of 2015.

"Our sincere thanks to the alumni and guests who helped us raise money to support our students," said Dr. Bruce Rotter, dean of the SIU SDM. "The evening was a wonderful tribute to the past and reinforced our dedication to our current and future students."

Upcoming SIU SDM events during 2015 include the annual Midwinter Alumni Reception on Feb. 27 in Chicago, as well as the annual Mac McKenzie Prophy Cup Challenge Golf Tournament on May 1.