Eleanor Lawney, a pioneer in women's suffrage, was the first woman to graduate from a Colorado medical institution in 1887. Dr. Lawney served on the state's Charities and Corrections board in 1900.
An ad eundem degree is a courtesy degree awarded by one university or college to a graduate of another.
The University of Denver dental school came into being in 1887 as the Denver Dental School, with a faculty of eight. They graduated four students in 1889. The school closed in the early 1930s.