Liberal arts degree helps bring out the dentist in Darryl Gilmore ’88

Dr. Darryl E. Gilmore ’88 of Washington, D.C., graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2007 and is now completing a two-year orthodontic residency program at Howard University.

While in dental school, Dr. Gilmore received honors for his leadership and academics. In addition, Dr. Gilmore also received an Academic Dental Careers Fellowship sponsored by the American Dental Education Association and was the recipient of the Summer Dental Student Research Award provided by the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, a division of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

Before enrolling in dental school at age 37, Dr. Gilmore spent 15 years in education including serving as a French and theater arts teacher, an assistant director of Admission at Hendrix College, and a vice principal. Dr. Gilmore holds a master of education degree in education administration from the University of Texas at Arlington, earned in 2001. Dr. Gilmore credits the liberal arts education that he received at Hendrix for allowing him to navigate through such diverse professions.

Dr. Gilmore says he's not done yet and urges current and future Hendrix students to “whole-heartedly embrace every facet that the richness of a Hendrix education has to offer.”