Dr. Ray Dawson, Nevada Section Chair Dr. Bill Rohel, Executive Director Judith Kozal, and PFA President Steve Hedlund
As President of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and long-time friend of the late Dr. Richard Kozal, it was a privilege to be present when the Board of Trustees and Faculty of the College of Southern Nevada presented a beautiful plaque in his honor. Richard was an instructor at this school, and his fellow teachers told me of their fondness for Richard and their appreciation of his teaching skills.
The ceremony was held at the Dental Museum at the school. This museum was a labor of love for Richard, who conceived it and furnished it from scratch. Also present for the ceremony was Nevada Section Chair Dr. Bill Rohel and several members of the Nevada Section.
Dr. Ray Rawson, a close friend of Richard and Trustee of the College of Southern Nevada, presented the plaque, which will be permanently displayed in the museum. As you can imagine, this presentation was very moving for Judith, Richard's wife and PFA Executive Director. Judith and I were able to speak on behalf of the Academy and thanked the College for their fine tribute to Richard. I also took the opportunity to announce that the Academy will fund a $1500 scholarship in Richard's name to a deserving College of Southern Nevada Dental Assistant student. The faculty at the school was thrilled with the announcement and expressed their deep gratitude.
--Submitted by PFA President Dr. Steven Hedlund