In an expansion of this tradition, the 2012 dedication ceremony included the presentation of personalized Bibles to nine new School of Dentistry faculty members.
This year’s dedicatory homily was presented by Michael Knecht, MDiv, project manager, Department of Mission and Culture, Loma Linda University Medical Center. “Do the things that make you proud,” said Pastor Knecht, in a brief address that focused on the story of Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards, Britain’s greatest ski jumper, and his last place finish in that event at the Winter Olympics of 1988.
Aaron Tenzer (dentistry class of 2012), credited with 463 local and international service learning hours, was the recipient of the Award for Christ-like Service presented by Mike Boyko, SD75-A, MPH, assistant professor, department of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The ceremony was graced musically with Felix Mendelssohn’s Andante Con Moto, Piano Trio in D Minor through the artistry of LLUSD alumnus Andrew Ordelheide, SD’08 (violin), and School of Dentistry students Douglas Baasch, D2 (cello), and Elizabeth Ordelheide, D4 (piano).
Additional photos from the Dedication Service: