1986 Distinguished Alumnus
DANIEL KEMP, ‘68
Upon his graduation from Grand Valley State University with a B.S. in chemistry Daniel Kemp, ’68 continued to Michigan State University and Wayne State University where he would earn his M.S. in biochemistry. In 1975, he graduated from the University of Detroit’s School of Dentistry with a doctorate of dental surgery.
Before becoming a dentist, Kemp worked for the Amway Corporation as a chemist for research and development. He then taught chemistry and mathematics for Belding areas schools until 1969 when he joined the Michigan Army National Guard.
After completing his education, Kemp accepted an adjunct teaching position for Grand Rapids Community College (then Grand Rapids Junior College). There, he taught within the dental hygiene and assisting programs. During this time, he was also building a private practice on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids.
Kemp has been honored with such awards as Outstanding Young Man of America, Chairman of the Year by Grand Rapids Jaycees, Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, and the Rene O. Rochan Award. He has also held memberships to the West Michigan Dental Foundation, Kent County Dental Society, and as a board member and chairman of Grand Valley State University.
Kemp passed away in 1985.
Updated March 2012