Elizabeth Towne Wilson, director of the International Student Program (ISP) at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, recently received an Alumni Merit Award from the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA).
Wilson, a 1984 graduate of the Dental School, was honored for bringing compassion, community and inclusivity to today’s dental education. The ISP program offers graduates of foreign dental programs the opportunity to earn a DDS and become eligible to practice in the United States. She also works at the Howard Dental Center in Denver, which provides oral health care — often at low or no cost — to adults and children living with HIV/AIDS.
Since 1932, the NAA has honored alumni who have distinguished themselves as outstanding professional and personal achievers in their fields and who have loyally dedicated their time and service to their alma mater.