George F. Schudy ’66
B.S., Denison University
M.S., University of Missouri-Kansas City
D.D.S., Baylor Dental School, now Texas A & M University Baylor College of Dentistry,
M.S., University of Missouri at Kansas City Dental School
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 4, 2016
After graduation from Denison, George attended dental school in Dallas, Texas, and went on to Kansas City, where he completed his orthodontic residency and received a M.S. in 1972, whereby he established a private practice in Houston, Texas. Inspired by his father, an early leader in orthodontics, George continued on a path of clinical practice and research. He has published eight original articles and lectured in the U.S., Germany, Austria, and Brazil. For the last 10 years he has taught future generations of dentists as an adjunct professor in the orthodontic department at UT Dental School in Houston. In 2000, he was honored as a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. George has served as president of the Texas Orthodontic Study Club, he was the founding president of the Houston Regional Society of Orthodontists, and he is currently Vice President/President Elect of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.
“Coach” Schudy has coached youth basketball since 1984. With his wife, he founded Houston Lynx Basketball, for which over the last 20 years, he has served as President, Program Director, and Head Coach. The organization is now Houston Lynx Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation. Its mission is to help high school boys get exposure to off-season basketball, resulting in college financial assistance. Scholarships have been earned by 118 former players from around the greater Houston area. Colleges attended range across the country including Connecticut, Florida, Tennessee, Marquette, and Texas Tech and a wide array of NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA schools. In addition to scholarships, the program’s purpose has been to provide meaningful off-season tournament and travel experience for kids from many different schools and backgrounds, and to influence players toward academic success and assist in the development of life skills.
Dr. Schudy is an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Board of Stewards. He was blessed to marry Judy Hazlewood in 1969 and has three married children, Elise, Richard, and Robert, who himself is a dentist planning to begin an orthodontic internship in the fall. Four grandchildren complete his family: Noah, Gustavo, Ethan, and Sara.