1990s

Class of 1990

CLASS NOTES

2021

Dr. Beth O’Connor, Lakewood, Wash.: We will be having our Dental Class of 1990 30-year Reunion. It will be held from Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2 in Santa Fe, N.M. at the Eldorado Hotel. Save the date! (Spring 2021)

2020

Dr. Beth O’Connor, Lakewood, Wash.: We planned our 30-year class reunion this past May but due to COVID-19 restrictions it has been moved to between April 30 and May 30, 2021 in Santa Fe, N.M. at the El Dorado Hotel. We had an outstanding intended participation and hope all have marked their calendars for 2021 so we can really kick off our reunion. We will all be needing this celebration come next year when we will most definitely get to travel! So save the date! For questions, please contact Greg Sanchez at gregsanchezdentalassociates@gmail.com. (Fall 2020)

2017

Dr. Robin Reinke, Las Vegas, Nev.: After four years in academia at UNLV School of Dental Medicine, I was moved into the Assistant Dean for Clinical Services position. I will receive my promotion to Associate Professor in July 2017. Starting my PhD program through Warwick University’s dental school in the U.K. I have enjoyed helping the UW with their interview process the last two years. Don’t miss the rain and cold very often. (Spring 2017)

2015

Dr. Jay Morrow, Phoenix, Ariz.: This was a busy year for me. I have been a full-time Assistant Professor at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale, Ariz., for the last six years. This spring I was promoted to Associate Professor, and on July 1 I was appointed to the position of Associate Dean for Preclinical Education. My twin sons are entering their sophomore year at Arizona State University (fortunately they are still big Husky and Seahawk fans), and my daughter will be in her senior year of high school. In my new position I do not get to lecture as much, but am still involved with research, and fortunately I have a lot of student contact, which is the part I enjoy most. Bill Brachvogel, Steve Haub, Radd Lukas and Greg Schuster all work with me here. It is almost UW South. If you come to Phoenix, be sure to call! (Fall 2015)

Dr. Robin Reinke: I have been on faculty at UNLV School of Dental Medicine for two years now. I have been lecturing, teaching in clinic and doing research. Enjoying the sunny weather and the lifestyle Las Vegas offers. I miss the green of the Pacific Northwest but not the rain! (Spring 2015)

2011

Dr. Robin E. Reinke: I went to South Africa in July on a volunteer expedition to help with research being done with the African penguins. Two weeks were spent on Robben Island recording data on nest sites, checking growth and other wildlife sightings. Afterwards, I took some time to go to Kruger National Park to stay at a game lodge and spend a few days on safari. (Spring 2011)

2010

Dr. Robin E. Reinke: I will be traveling to South Africa in July to help with research on African penguins. This will be my final continent to see and my tenth penguin species. (Spring 2010)

REUNIONS

30th Reunion

Our Class of 1990 reunion in Santa Fe, N.M. in May was a fun-filled weekend touring the local flair and artworks. As well, we rallied for a great day-hiking trip to the Bandelier National Monument. Lots of time hanging out getting to update each other on our past and current lives. It was great to see all who could make it. Thanks to Greg and Kate for hosting the group in Santa Fe! We gathered again recently at the home of Christine Lentz-Sweeney for another Saturday night of great food and company. We would love to keep the connections going next year by trying to meet up again around the last part of July 2022. This time, more like Eastern Washington! – Beth O’Connor (Fall 2021)

Class of 1990 group shot

Class of 1990 group shot in caves