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  1. Dr. Joe Crowley (left) and Dr. Jacinto Beard (right) presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Harold McDaniel at the 2010 Post College Assembly alumni luncheon.

Dr. Harold McDaniel Wins Distinguished
Alumni Award

The Dental Alumni Society honors a College of Dentistry alumnus each year with the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is presented at Post College Assembly. The award is given to alumni who demonstrate good character, and who have given outstanding service or other contributions to the College of Dentistry, to the fields of art and science, or to organized dentistry.

This year's award winner is Dr. Harold McDaniel, a graduate of the class of 1958. Throughout his long career, Dr. McDaniel's many accomplishments include the development of the Franklin Park Medical Center, which was one of the first minority-owned businesses in Columbus. He has also served as an advisor for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, where he created policy guidelines for the Ohio Dental Medicaid Program.

A loyal alumnus, Dr. McDaniel has made generous contributions to Ohio State and the College of Dentistry. The two scholarship funds he created -- one for the College of Biological Sciences, and the other for the College of Dentistry -- give financial help annually to deserving students.

Setting an example for other dentists, Dr. McDaniel has made many outstanding contributions to the community, to the field of dentistry, and to the patients he has served.

The College of Dentistry congratulates Dr. McDaniel for his lifetime of service in dentistry, and for being an accomplished and inspirational alumnus, colleague, and friend.


[May 2010]