Frederick L. Keppler ’11
Bachelor of Science in Biology, John Carroll University (2015)
Doctor of Dental Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry (2019)
Fourth Year Dental Student and Orthodontic Residency Applicant, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry
What activities were you involved with as a student at Holy Name?
I was an active member of student government as class treasurer and the Cenacle of Mary as a sacristan. Additionally, I volunteered weekly by bowling with the handicapped at Red Circle Lanes through campus ministry. I also ran track and cross country.
Who was your favorite teacher and/or what was your favorite subject?
One of my favorite teachers was Mr. Kevin Ontko, who taught theology. He helped me discover a profound passion for service and prayer, which has provided me with a lasting spiritual foundation. I also greatly appreciated Mrs. Denise McCafferty, whose biology class sharpened my study skills, many of which I use to this day as a graduate dental student.
What is your fondest memory of Holy Name?
My fondest memories from Holy Name include cheering on my friends and classmates during various sporting events. I will never forget the overwhelming amount of school spirit my class possessed! We would attend each game donned in themed attire and were the loudest fans of all the local high schools. Behind all the green and white flooding the stands was a tremendous feeling of support and camaraderie.
How did Holy Name prepare you for your life as an adult?
My education and experiences at Holy Name equipped me with the skills, morals, work ethic, and passion that I have utilized to bolster my growth as a young adult and health care provider. Most importantly, Holy Name has taught me to always value my family, faith, and community throughout all of life’s major milestones.
What does Holy Name mean to you?
No matter where my life or career may lead me, Holy Name will always feel like home. The education, friendships, and lessons learned both in and outside the classroom have collectively served as an internal compass toward achieving my aspirations. I will always take great pride in being a Namer!