Ronald Jay Redden (’76), Kingwood. While at North Texas, he was an officer in Kappa Sigma fraternity, Inter-fraternity Council President and twice NTSU Greek of the Year. Ron graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry earning his D.D.S. in 1980 and went on to earn a reputation as an unparalleled anesthesiologist and a trailblazer in dental anesthesiology. He practiced in Denton while teaching pharmacology at Texas Woman’s University before switching to the discipline of dental anesthesiology. Ron served his residency at the Medical College of Virginia and graduated in 1990. He taught at the University of Texas Dental Branch and later headed its Section of Anesthesiology in the Department of Oral Surgery. During this time, he also served for 18 years as a staff anesthesiologist at LBJ General Hospital. In 1997, he founded a private practice in dental anesthesia, Anesthesia Alternatives PLLC, in Houston. He continued teaching and published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored chapters in textbooks and teaching manuals for the Texas Dental Association specialized courses. He served as President of the Texas Dental Society of Anesthesiology from 1998 to 2000, as an examiner of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and as a director of the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists. As a leader in their national organization, he was a major contributor in enabling dental anesthesiology to gain specialty recognition by the American Dental Association, finally accomplished in 2019. Ron was honored as an Outstanding Alumni in the UNT Department of Biological Sciences. He was a lifetime member of the UNT Alumni Association. He also was an accomplished trombonist and a certified Peace Officer serving voluntarily as a Deputy in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.