Alumni & Parent Programs

Dr. Mark V. Bohnert '77

Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award, 2001

Dr. Mark Bohnert graduated from Butler in 1977 with a B.S. in chemistry. He served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1985-1986. He has been a member of the B-Association and the Cage Club. He also has been involved with the Touchdown Club, of which he was coordinator for two years. Most remarkably, Mark has put his professional skills to work at Butler: since 1983 he has volunteered as the dentist for Butler athletic teams. Mark takes impressions for all the mouthpieces for Butler. He has instructed trainers throughout central Indiana about mouthpieces and has lectured to the Butler student trainers about dental injuries. He coordinates with IU School of Dentistry students to take team impressions and has been on call for possible student athlete dental injuries.

Mark belongs to numerous professional organizations and has published several professional papers as well as given presentations to his peers. Most notably, he served for two years as chairman of the central Indiana Dental Peer Review committee. He has served as tournament dentist for the NCAA Final Four in 1991, 1997 and 2000, as well as the NCAA first and second rounds and women's Big Ten Tournament in 1999.

Personally, Mark and his wife, Susan, have a busy family life with their two children, Paul and Laura. Mark has been active with the Roncalli High School board of directors and assisted with their development efforts. He received their Joe Mendez Award for volunteer efforts in 1999. Mark also takes part in Catholic Youth Organization, serving on their board. He received the Monsignor Albert Busald Award in 1996. At Nativity Catholic Church he has served on the parish council and as fundraising campaign chair. He has been involved with coaching Little League and CYO since 1989. Mark is well-known for bringing enthusiastic groups of young people to Butler games, for pre-game pizza parties and post-game autograph sessions.

Updated 2001