Jeffrey Valliere is a graduate of Homestead High School, Fort Wayne IN, where he was active in the Spartan Alliance Marching Band and National Honor Society. He is an Eagle Scout and a Core Group Youth Leader at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. He works as owner and operator of his own landscaping company, which he started in 2005.
Jeff is a pre-dentistry student at IPFW with a strong commitment to community service. He participated in a dental mission trip to Honduras in 2009. Beyond attending many local and state dental association functions, Jeff has attended the American Dental Association’s annual meeting many times. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Dental Laboratory Technology at IPFW in the spring of 2011, where he was recognized for outstanding academic achievement, graduating 1st in his class. He passed the Dental Laboratory Technology National Board of Certification’s RG exam in spring 2011.
Jeffrey’s passion for dentistry inspired his senior project, Smiles for Success: Restoring Functional Dentition One Mouth at a Time. His project was funded generously by both an Indiana Campus Compact Grant and a contribution from the Isaac Knapp Dental Hygiene Association. After an intensive literature review, Jeff organized and implemented a service learning project combining IPFW Dental Laboratory Technology program 2nd year students, the Healthy Cities Health Fair, and the Matthew 25 Dental Clinic. They successfully delivered almost 30 new or repaired dentures to more than 20 uninsured people from Fort Wayne.
In addition to being a full time student at IPFW, Jeff currently teaches as a lab assistant in the IPFW Dental Laboratory Technology Program. He is a member of the Newman Catholic Group, IPFW Students for Life, IPFW Pre-Dental Club, and his volunteer efforts include Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic, Community Harvest Food Bank, Fort Wayne Rescue Mission, and Habitat for Humanity. After graduation, Jeff will attend the Indiana School of Dentistry.