Dr. Connie Hastings Drisko, Class of 1961

June 25th, 2014

Dr. Connie Hastings Drisko, a graduate of Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry’s Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, passed away June 22, 2014, in Augusta, Ga.

Drisko was a highly regarded dental educator who retired in 2013 after serving for a decade as dean and Merritt Professor at Georgia Regents University College of Dental Medicine in Augusta.

Dr. Connie Hastings DriskoShe was a practicing dental hygienist for 16 years before receiving a dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completing a hospital-based general practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kan. She received a certificate in periodontics and became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 1990, was elected as a director in 2000 and served as chair in 2006.

Drisko also was a loyal and supportive alumna, enthusiastically accepting TAMBCD’s invitation to provide the 2013 commencement address.

Contact Susan Mitchell Jackson in the Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations at 214-828-8214 or sjackson@tamhsc.edu if you would like to make a memorial contribution.

— Jennifer Fuentes