Vice President – Fundraising
Dr. Craig Winkelmann, AP 69
Dr. Craig Winkelmann, AP69 was initiated into Pi Kappa Phi as part of the rechartering effort in 1978. He was Warden at the time of rechartering and went on to hold the offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Archon and Archon. He was very active in IFC while at West Virginia and became Vice President of that organization and helped to move it forward by spearheading the effort to join NEIFC.
Dr Winkelmann completed a BSEE cum laude and MSEE magna cum laude at WVU. In addition to serving the fraternity and Greek community, he marched in the Pride of West Virginia for four years and was a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Upon graduation, he move to Florida and worked at Harris Corporation as an engineer and Project Manager. In the evenings, he earned a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, he was an Adjunct Faculty Member at FIT teaching in the Computer Engineering Department. From 1987 to 1994, Dr. Winkelmann worked at IBM as a Marketing Representative in the Baltimore Branch Office. In 1994 he left the corporate world to pursue a DDS degree.
He graduated from University of Maryland in the top ten percent of his class in 1998. He served on numerous committees at the Dental School and earned several awards. His accomplishments earned him a selection to travel to Ireland for a month as part of an international dental student exchange program. Dr Winkelmann currently owns and is the principle dentist at Wake Forest Dental Arts in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has received numerous awards over the years including being named in several Who’s Who publications and has been selected as one of America’s Top Dentists seven times.
He resides in Cary, NC and has one son who is ten years old. He enjoys being a dedicated father to his son. His hobbies and interests include owning and flying vintage aircraft and vintage sports cars. He and his son are building a 1933 Ford Hot Rod and he owns a 1972 Corvette and a 2000 Porsche Boxter. He has been active in the Civil Air Patrol and earned the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In the past few years, he has been active in his son’s Cub Scout Den as a Den Leader.
Craig returns to being an active member of the fraternity after many years of watching the Chapter from a distance. He funded the Craig A. Winkelmann Health Profession Scholarship and is looking forward to reengaging and serving as the Vice President- Fund Raising for the Alumni Chapter.