Gabriel Holdwick was raised in Harbor Beach, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron in rural Michigan. He began school at Adrian College in 2006 and with his sights already set on dentistry, majored in biology with a minor in chemistry.
Gabriel took advantage of all the opportunities for involvement Adrian’s small campus provided. He was the President of the Pre-Health Professions Society, Entertainment Chair of the Dance Marathon, and Vice President of the Biology Club. While on campus, Gabriel also participated in Religious Life Council, Students for Life, served as a Resident Assistant, and worked as a peer tutor and welcome week leader.
After graduating in 2010, Gabriel began his dental training at the University of Detroit Mercy that fall. The future dentist’s campus involvement did not slow down at UDM. He served as Class of 2014 Vice President, and was on the Executive Board for the Christian Dental Association, where he helped coordinate the association’s annual dental mission to Honduras for three years running. He was also very active in the American Student Dental Association, serving as the National Speaker of the House of Delegates during his fourth year.
Gabriel graduated in 2014 and began a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health – Richland in Columbia, SC. Being a Michigander at heart, he plans on moving back to his home state after finishing up his dental training to start his "real job."
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