2024 School of Dentistry Award Recipients

School of Dentistry Alumni National Awards Conferral
Friday, September 20, 2024
Reception: 5:00 p.m.
Conferral: 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Club


AndrewsDistinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award
Paul A. Andrews, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dent ’74
Lake Mary, Fla.

When Paul Andrews, D.D.S., Ph.D., visits Milwaukee, he likes to stop at Marquette’s original Dental School building and a familiar classroom on the second floor. “I sit down in seat two, my seat,” Paul explains, “and I say a prayer of thanksgiving and gratitude that Marquette University thought enough of me to accept me as a student.”

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ShoemakerOutstanding Dental Service Award
Eugene B. Shoemaker, D.D.S., Arts ’83, Dent ’89
Waukesha, Wis.

Eugene Shoemaker, D.D.S., defines success as living the Marquette call to Be The Difference. In addition to treating patients in his general dentistry practice, Gene has spent years supporting fellow dentists in Wisconsin, expanding access to dental care, and providing educational opportunities for students in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where he and his wife, Carol, Bus Ad ’86, have lived since 1993.

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GovaniYoung Alumna of the Year Award
Shaheda G.M. Govani, D.D.S, Dent ’10
Oshkosh, Wis.

Shaheda Govani, D.D.S., feels fortunate to have a career she loves, in which “each day flies by” and she gets daily opportunities to help patients and her broader community. “The ability to change a person’s day or year using my hands and heart makes me so proud,” says Shaheda, who established Govani Dental in 2010.

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