// Centennial Award

The Baylor Oral Health Foundation Centennial Award is presented at commencement prior to the academic awards by an officer of the foundation or a member of its Board of Directors.

The Baylor Oral Health Foundation Centennial Award, established in commemoration of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry ’s 2005 Centennial Anniversary, is presented annually to a Texas A&M University College of Dentistry graduating student the faculty believes best demonstrates excellence in professionalism, leadership, clinical dentistry, patient management and professional service. This distinction includes a significant cash award, a certificate commemorating the student’s accomplishments, a notation of the award on the student’s transcript, and inclusion of the student’s name and year of graduation on a permanent plaque displayed at the College.


Criteria for this award include:

  • Professionalism
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities in the College and/or community
  • Outstanding clinical and patient management skills
  • Promotion of dentistry through professional service at the College and/or community
  • Good academic standing

Centennial Award Recipients:

  • 2021 Kai Codner, D.D.S.
    2021 Keely Ehlers, R.D.H.
  • 2020 Daniel Ripperger, D.D.S.
    Alexandra Politz, R.D.H.
  • 2019 John W. Ratliff, D.D.S.
    Tina Tabrizi, R.D.H.
  • 2018 Alina Lisi Garciamendez-Rowold, D.D.S
    Marley Homrighausen, R.D.H.
  • 2017 Shalane Matula Heath, R.D.H.
  • 2016 Jonathan William Havaner, D.D.S.
    Dominique Maria Salas-Garfias, R.D.H.
  • 2015 Clinton Andrew Miller, D.D.S.
  • 2014 Lindsay Frances Pigg, D.D.S.
  • 2013 Wade Ryan Barker, D.D.S.
    Miranda Nicole Abernathy, R.D.H.
  • 2012 Kenner Gene Misner, D.D.S.
    Haley Jordan Hays, R.D.H.
  • 2011 Benjamin Eric Cozad, D.D.S.
  • 2010 Russell Bennett Walther, D.D.S.
    Maria Leopoldina Ortega, R.D.H.
  • 2009 Collin David Kraus, D.D.S.
  • 2008 Scott Anthony Myser, D. D.S.
  • 2006 Kelton TeWayne Stewart, D. D.S.
  • 2005 Gregory Scott Marshall, D.D.S.