Let the volleys begin

Alumni Association gifts students with ping-pong, foosball tables
March 10th, 2017
Texas A&M College of Dentistry students begin volleys on their new ping-pong table, a gift from the college Alumni Association.

Move over, Forrest Gump: Volleys begin within minutes of the ribbon cutting for students’ new ping-pong and foosball tables, gifts from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry Alumni Association. The new ping-pong table — the focus of attention — replaces its worn but well-loved predecessor. “We are very thankful for the ping-pong table,” first-year dental student Ethan Erwin said during the event. “As you can tell, we use it a lot.” A crowd of students huddled around the table for the informal ceremony, joined by staff from the Office of Student Affairs, Office of Advancement, Communications & Alumni Relations, and the Alumni Association’s president-elect, Dr. Joe Simmons ’98, ’99, and secretary-treasurer, Dr. Danette McNew ’88. “We are very, very happy to be able to provide this kind of facility for you to make your days more enjoyable,” said Simmons, clinical assistant professor in general dentistry. “We stress you out enough, so this is something we can do to help.”


— Jennifer Fuentes