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Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Omega Chapter

The New York University College of Dentistry Chapter of OKU, Omega, was founded by charter on June 6, 1929, and is one of 77 active chapters,  including those in the US, Canada and other countries.

Admission to the Omega Chapter is based on scholarship and character and is determined by annual election by active members. Alumni Members (associate members) are selected from the top 20% of the graduating class, as reported to the chapter annually by the Dean of Academic Affairs. From this listing, not more than 12% may be elected each year.

Faculty Members (active) are selected from the dental school faculty and are those who have been teaching full time for three years or part time for six years. These faculty members must have made outstanding contribution to the art, science, or literature of dentistry.

Lifetime Memberships may be granted to active (faculty) members who have been members for 30 years and who have reached the age of 60. Lifetime members are exempt from dues and retain all of the privileges of active members while they remain on the dental school faculty. Associate Members (non-faculty alumni) are eligible for life members ship after 40 years of membership in good standing.

Omega Chapter is interested in the accomplishments and activities of our members. Please let the secretary know of your newsworthy activities, appointments, awards, etc. Also advise the secretary if you are planning an address change so that we can keep our roster current and you can continue to receive our mailings, check the members section and if you see any errors or omissions inform the secretary so that our records can be updated.


OKU Induction Ceremony 2015



Executive Committee

Kenneth Allen, DDS, MBA                President
Michael B. Ferguson, DMD              President-Elect
Maureen McAndrew, DDS, MS        Vice President
Bruce A. Brandolin, DDS                 Secretary/Treasurer
David L. Glotzer, DDS                       Past-President

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Delegate to Supreme Chapter
Kenneth Allen, CH
Michael Ferguson (Alternate)

Ivy Peltz, CH
Bruce Brandolin
Esther Kuyinu
Rima Sehl

Lisa Antonoff, CH

Martine Mandracchia, CH
Gerald Klaczany
Rima Sehl

Neal Herman, CH
John Calamia
Elise Eisenberg
Denise Estafan
Jill Fernandez
Robert Glickman
Gary Goldstein
Paul Rosenberg
Arthur Schackman
Ashok Soni
Anthony Vernillo
Mark Wolff


Kenneth Allen, CH
Jill Fernandez
Gerald Klaczany

Elise Eisenberg, CH

Student Activities
Maureen McAndrew, CH
Michael Ferguson
Martine Mandracchia
Rima Sehl

Kenneth Allen
Lisa Antonoff
Rima Bachiman Sehl
Saul Bahn
Joe Bastadjian
Charles Bertolami
Elyse Bloom
Mitchell Bloom
Robert Boylan
Michael Bral
Bruce Brandolin
Timothy Bromage
Barnett Bucklan
Leigh Busch
John Calamia
Igor Chikunov
Mijin Choi
Dominick Congiusta
Harmon Cooper
Ralph Cunningham
Steven David
Cosmo De Steno
John Delfino
Nancy Dougherty
Elise Eisenberg
Edgard El Chaar
Ashraf Estafan
Denise Estafan
Michael Ferguson
Jill Fernandez
Sergio Garcia-Rivera
Bert Gaster
Ana Giglio
Graziano Giglio
Robert Glickman
David Glotzer
Benjamin Godder
Herb Gross
Neal Herman
Leila Jahangiri
Rajinder Jain
Juliet Kafka-Bergen
James Kaim
Vasiliki Karlis
Analia Keenan
Gerald Klaczany
Kenneth Kurtz
Esther Kuyinu
Mabel Kwok
Wayne Kye
Marci Levine
Yihong Li
Mitchell Lipp
James LoPresti
Kenneth Magid
Ronald Maitland
Daniel Malamud
Martine Mandracchia
Glenn Marrus
Maureen McAndrew
Eugenia Mejia
Bruce Merriam
Bijan Moghadam
Marjan Moghadam
Amr Moursi
Peter Mychajliw
Michael O'Connor
Nicola Partridge
Ivy Peltz
Bapanaiah Penugonda
Joan Phelan
Arnold Ray
Seung-Hee Rhee
Steven Resnick
John Ricci
Miriam Robbins
Linda Rosenberg
Bernard Rupnarain
Arthur Schackman
Andrew Schenkel
Andrea Schreiber
Stuart Segelnick
David Sirois
William Skiba
Ashok Soni
Andrew I. Spielman
Silvia Spivakovsky
Eric Studley
Vera Tang
David Tarrab
Cristina Teixeira
Louis Terracio
Anthony Vernillo
Richard Vogel
Mark Wolff
Lai Yon

The Kaufman Award was established by the NYUCD Omega Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon to honor Dean Emeritus Kaufman on the occasion of his retirement in 1998. The award celebrates the excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service that defined Dr. Kaufman's career, culminating in his deanship from 1985 to 1998. It is presented annually to the student who has attained the highest grade point average during her or his freshman year.

The award recognizes both Dean Kaufman's personal scholarly distinctions as a leader in the fields of dental materials and prosthodontics at the national and international levels and his initiatives to promote academic excellence at the NYU College of Dentistry. These include the Dean's Research Awards, which provide funds for student research, and the Dean's Merit Scholarships, created in 1988 to provide incentives for high academic achievers to make the NYU College of Dentistry their dental school of choice.

1929-30 Ellison Hillyer
1931 Leo Winter
1932-34 Allen T. Newman
1935 D. Austen Sniffen 
1936 Alfred Walker
1937 Merrill G. Swensen
1938 Samuel C. Miller
1939 Thaddeus V. Joseph
1940 Finn J. Bronner
1941 Sidney Sorrin 
1942 Vincent R. Trapozzano
1943-46 Samuel Hemley
1947 Walter B. Mullon
1948 Morris Cohen
1949 Otto H. Reisser
1950 Milton Hyman
1951 Henry W. Musterman
1952 David H. Cohello
1953 Louis Steinfelder
1954 Samuel S. Wald
1955 George A. Buckley
1956 Arthur H. Morrison
1957 Anthony S. Mecca
1958 Harold K. Addelston
1959 J. Lewis Blass
1960 Max Levy
1961 Morris B. Auerbach
1962 Harry Schneider
1963 Harry Blechman
1964 Herbert Grinnell
1965 Samuel Ravinett
1966 George J. Witkin
1967 Robert Gluck
1968 Irving Salman
1969 Eugene A. Rothchild
1970 William F. Harrigan
1971 Herbert M. Parker
1972 Edward G. Kaufman
1973 Howard L. Ward
1974 George Silling
1975 Oscar Ginder
1976 Louis Blatterfein
1977 Sidney Silverman
1978 Edward Epstein
1979 Herbert H. Frommer
1980 Irma Tuck Weiss
1981 Laurence Salman
1982 Stanley Antonoff
1983 Herbert Sherman
1984 Robert Sussman
1985 Martin Feingold
1986 Francis Panno
1987 Ormond Mitchell
1988 Stephen F. Bergen
1989 Joseph C. Miglino
1990 Jonathan Ferencz
1991 Stanley Hoch
1992 Ira Gulker
1993 Michael Bral
1994 Paul Rosenberg
1995 Gerald Borell
1996 Stuart Hirsch
1997 Stan BB Dawkins
1998 Milton Palat
1999 Peter Furnari
2000 Gary R.Goldstein 
2001 Ashok Soni
2002 Robert Glickman
2003 Alan S. Broner
2004 Anthony Vernillo
2005 Warren Scherer
2006 Harvey I. Wishe
2007 Arthur Schackman
2008 Robert J. Boylan
2009 John Calamia
2010 Denise J. Estafan
2011 Martin Roy
2012 Jill Fernandez
2013 Mark Wolff
2014 Elise Eisenberg
2015 David Glotzer