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Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine to Introduce New Dean, Honor Longest-Serving President at Glass Slipper Féte

Posted May. 8, 2014

Event benefits Student Scholarship Fund at College of Podiatric Medicine

Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine will introduce its new dean Allan M. Boike, DPM, and pay tribute to Thomas V. Melillo, DPM, the longest-serving president of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, during its 10th Annual Glass Slipper Féte on Friday, May 16, from 6:30-11 p.m. at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio. The Glass Slipper Féte benefits the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine’s Student Scholarship Fund.

Boike, an alumnus of the college and former faculty member, will take over as dean on July 1. He comes to the College of Podiatric Medicine from the Cleveland Clinic. Melillo served as president of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (now the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine) from 1983 to 2012, and then served as CEO of the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine from 2012 until his death on Oct. 22, 2013. Melillo played a vital role in the merger between the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State, and worked diligently to obtain the current campus location in Independence, Ohio.

The event will include catered dinner by A Taste of Excellence; live music provided by the Power House Band, featuring Motown, ’70s, ’80s and Y2K favorites; professional dance demonstrations; a raffle and silent auction featuring furs from Fur Allure; shopping spree packages and spa packages. There also will be an alumni reunion honoring the college’s classes of 1964, 1974 and 1989.

Two new members will be inducted into the College of Podiatric Medicine Hall of Fame Society: Bruce Blank, DPM (class of 1987) and Richard DiBacco, DPM (class of 1967). The Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished alumni who display dedication to the College of Podiatric Medicine and contribute to achievements within the podiatric medical community.

The event is open to the public. All proceeds will benefit the Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine’s Student Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $200 per person and are available by clicking here or by contacting Alyssa Shepherd, advancement services manager, at ashephe8@kent.edu or 216-916-7547. Sponsorship packages also are available.

The Western Reserve Historical Society is located at 10825 East Blvd. in Cleveland in the University Circle area. Cocktail attire is recommended and valet parking is provided.

For more information about Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, visit www.kent.edu/cpm.

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Media Contacts:
Alyssa Shepherd, ashephe8@kent.edu, 216-916-7547
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595