Alumni Scene

Biden and Dan Wong

President Joe Biden with Dr. Dan Wong ’90 during a visit to the COVID Community Vaccination Center at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Wong, a periodontist and active duty member of the U.S. Air Force, currently serves as the dental squadron commander at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Under the directive of President Biden, Wong was deployed to Houston from February to May 2021 to serve as the commander of 222 active-duty Air Force medical members (64th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron) to set up and operate a Federal Emergency Management Agency and State of Texas-supported Community Vaccination Center. The team provided more than 350,000 vaccinations in 82 days.